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Re: SPU: Niswonger

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Niswonger
  • From: Bruce & Linda Silversity@comcast.net
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 16:56:00 -0600

Title: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Niswonger
Cool!  Thanks much Colleen!

The only problem I could forsee in some of the USA would be excessive summer humidty.
Regarding watering, they stay greener longer if watered once flowering has finished.

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills AUST
zone 8/9

----- Original Message -----
From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Niswonger

In a message dated 11/24/2005 11:20:18 A.M. Central Standard Time, Silversity@comcast.net writes:
<<What care do they need?>>
Spuria Iris Society <http://www.spuria.org/spuria/>  

Linda, here is a link to the Spuria site. It has cultural information.  

Pick a good spot for them as they don't need to be transplanted as often as TB's.   I understand they can go 10 years between transplanting.  I had 4 or five Spurias years ago and I really liked them.  Last year, the opportunity presented itself and I started over with 10 new ones.  Most bloomed the first year.  They weren't as tall here as I remembered, but beautiful anyway.

They don't require a lot of water. I've read that they shouldn't be watered in the summer, but did in the past and they performed well.   

Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
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www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/ <http://www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/>
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