articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re: Arilbreds

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Arilbreds
  • From: "Harold" <>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 13:48:53 -0800
  • Content-length: 7339

This is a very simplistic answer to a question that rates at least a chapter in a book. Aril irises are a separate type of bearded iris native to the middle east (Israel and that part of the world). They are desert irises. Most of the pure arils and particularly the prettist are challenging to grow in the USA. For many years hybridizers have been crossing easy to grow TBs and medians with arils to improve their gardenability. For a beginner, I would recommend starting with half breds also known as OGBs. Once you learn how to grow those in your garden and climate, then branch out to other types of hybrids. Quarterbreds can be grown like TBs but usually are not all that aril looking so why bother until you have worked out what grows for you and what you like.
Arils are median in size. Rhizomes can be smaller than the erasure on the end of a pencil so do not be surprised by the size of any rhizomes purchased. Culture of arilbreds is best with very controlled summer moisture and a very well drained medium in contact with the rhizome.
I have a limited selection of arilbreds for sale. However the best source is the Aril Society International annual plant sale. A person has to be a member of ASI to participate in the plant sale but a person would save more than the membership. ASI has a web site at for more information about arils.
Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Arilbreds

I am not sure what an Arilbred is? They are very pretty in your pics. I like almost all iris that I have seen though , so I may be a little prejudiced. 
Sorry to ramble, but what do I look for when I decide to buy an arilbred???
Thanks, Donna

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

Yahoo! Groups Sponsor

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index