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Re: RE: [iris]HYB:seedlings

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] RE: [iris]HYB:seedlings
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 19:33:50 -0500

Although some types of irises have low germination rates because of
heredity, another big  reason is seed eruption caused by freezing and
thawing and rainfall.  A means of preventing this is to cover the pots with
an inch or two of pine straw (the long white pine needles are best).  This
protects the surface from rainfall's disruption, doesn't pack down, shields
the surface from freeze/thaw by blocking the sun's rays, and helps retain
moisture.  Remove the pine straw when the first sprouts appear.  --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia, where freeze/thaw is a real problem

----- Original Message -----
From: "Char Holte" <cholte@wi.rr.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:29 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] RE: [iris]HYB:seedlings

> Hi Adam,
> Francis Rogers who is a local Hybridizer, has always held his seeds a
> year.  In fact he sifts the medium out and replants in new medium.  See my
> favorite intro of his attached.  Mrs Loving in the second picture after
> three nights a heavy rain.
> Char
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of Adam
> Cordes
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:11 PM
> To: iris@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [iris]HYB:seedlings
> Wow!  Congratulations!
> So, you're saying that last year you only had 3 seedlings sprout from 2
> pots.  This year, you have more sprouts by waiting another year for the
> seeds to germinate.
> How many seedlings are sprouted so far for just this year?
> Just out of curiosity, how cold do winters get down there in Kentucky?
> in MI, (Zone 4ish) it was 20 below zero F for about a week in Dec/Jan.
> wondering if that would HELP my seedlings germinate . . . if not, I may
> on holding pots over an extra year.  Or just make sure that I put all the
> left-over soil from the pots in the same row I line out my seedlings in.
> Hoping for answers.
> Adam~
> Adam Cordes
> President
> Mio Irisarians
> Hillman, Michigan
> Region 6
> Zone 4 (and a half . . . )
> <><
> Autmirislvr@aol.com wrote:
> I've just spotted my first sprouts of the 2005 spring! They are not from
> the 2004 crop but the hold over pots from 2003. Yes, there are more
> in
> the 1812 pots!
> But I'm most happy about 1 1/2 dozen new seedlings from 1810. These pots
> (2) produced 3 seedlings last year. One didn't grow and the other two put
> fall stalks, one being that beige over pink (1810-1RE) that I posted to
> photos last fall. Blue amoena seedling X LIGHT REBUFF. The seedling
> contained Victoria Falls, Vanity, Immortality, Glistening Icicle, Latest
> Style,
> Champagne Elegance, & Feed Back. The seedling bloomed in a mum pot, and
> matured
> the pod (52 seed) in that same mum pot!
> Linda, these are some of the 2nd year pots we were talking about. It will
> be interesting to see how these look in comparison. Not sure if three last
> year will be a good enough comparison!
> For those interested in sprouting techniques, I plant my seed in mum pots
> between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then I wait for spring. Once again, I
> didn't have mulch, and I did find a number of seed had surfaced in the
> pots.
> Not so in the 2004 pots. I pushed them back down, otherwise they will not
> sprout. Hope they sprout since I don't really want to hold over for a
> year. (but probably will)
> Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
> Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
> _www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/_
> (http://www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/)
> _Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)
> _iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)
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