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Re: Areas of Country for growing Iris

  • Subject: Re: Areas of Country for growing Iris
  • From: "Francesca Thoolen" <arilpums@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 08:35:58 -0700

Good morning Bob, Does that hold true for pumilas? Hope your weather is clement.
 
Francesca
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Areas of Country for growing Iris

I believe it is somewhat of a myth that you need a
cold season for TB Irises. Many of the early
tetraploid TBs were hard to grow for people in cold
climates because they were said to be not very cold
hardy. It seems there are always explanations of why
Iris didn't grow for someone. It is often very hard to
sort out whether a certain climate is the cause or
some other factor. There are TB Irises that probably
require a certain length of cool weather just as
tulips need cool conditions to produce the hormones
that cause stem elongation. But until varieties are
tried in a certain area one should not dismiss the
possibility. Generalizations almost always have
exceptions. If I were trying to grow TBs in a warm
climate I would look to the reblooming Irises to find
cultivars that would do well.

--- tmilchh@aol.com wrote:

> Hi,
> ?? I believe you must have a cold season to grow? TB
> irises.
> Annette in Kentucky
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bdavis3738@aol.com
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thu, 15 May 2008 6:03 pm
> Subject: [iris-photos] Areas of Country for growing
> Iris
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> I have a question for anyone in the group who has
> experience with this.? Does anyone know if TB's will
> grow as far south as Ocala Florida area and if so do
> the colors seem to be effected but the climate?
>
> ?
>
> I appreciate any input possible.
>
> ?
>
> Thanks in advance!? We are still anxiously awaiting
> the blooming of the TB's around the Champaign
> Illinois area.? It's going to get down to 45 tonight
> so I don't expect too many to pop open tonight.? It
> will warm up eventually I suppose. The bloom looks
> like it is going to be great when it does finally
> happen.
>
> ?
>
> ?
>
> Brian Davis
>
> Champaign, Illinois
>
>
> I have a question for anyone in the group who has
> experience with this.? Does anyone know if TB's will
> grow as far south as Ocala Florida area and if so do
> the colors seem to be effected but the climate?
>
> ?
>
> I appreciate any input possible.
>
> ?
>
> Thanks in advance!? We are still anxiously awaiting
> the blooming of the TB's around the Champaign
> Illinois area.? It's going to get down to 45 tonight
> so I don't expect too many to pop open tonight.? It
> will warm up eventually I suppose. The bloom looks
> like it is going to be great when it does finally
> happen.
>
> ?
>
> ?
>
> Brian Davis
>
> Champaign, Illinois
>
>
>
>
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