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Re: JI Bellender Blue

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] JI Bellender Blue
  • From: "Sandra Barss" bardraj@hotmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 17:41:41 -0500

Thanks Betsy.  I never knew you could get that many petals.  Does this only
happen in Japanese Irises ?

As for the conditions, if they can stand the Zone 3 winter, acid soil and 
can be provided.  I have only seen them listed as being hardy to Zone 4.

SE Manitoba
Zone 3

>From: "Betsy Higgins" <betsy881@bellsouth.net>
>Reply-To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
>To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [iris-photos] JI Bellender Blue
>Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 18:28:01 -0400
>Bellender Blue (Bauer/Coble 93)
>Sandra:  Yes, it's one flower on Lion King, known as a multipetal--from 9 
>to 12 petals per flower.  Bellender Blue is a 3 Fall variety, which is 
>lovely, too, in its simplicity.
>Catherine:  I'm in Zone 7.
>In order to grow Japanese, you need  two things:  an acid soil (a ph of 6 
>or less) and lots of water.  They are also heavy feeders.  They are very 
>hardy and will survive severe winters if they have these two things.
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