Here in what they call the mid-Atlantic region,
Neomarica can be planted outdoors in semi-shade after danger of frost is
past. In friable soil it will take root where the spent blossoms
touch the ground. These starts and the parent can then be potted in
the fall and brought inside to flower in the house. --
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Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 6:00
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] AFRICAN
Hi, I planted several species of Dietes years ago in my yard in
central NM (USDA Zone 8a or 7b) and while some lasted for several years,
winter eventually got them all. I think it was more the duration
of freezing weather than the actual low temperatures that got them
here. They just quit trying after a while - no reserves left. They
were all up next to the south wall of the house.
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