Lights will help
only if temperatures are high enough for plant to grow.
California in December will enable plants to grow and bloom. Don't think lights
in Dec will work in Winnipeg.
From: Modra <email@example.com
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 3:39 pm
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB: Lights was Magical x
Mystery Blush maiden bloom
It may be
that lights only affect bloom in the milder climates. In your climate Iâm sure
the rising temperatures would be the main driver. Here the number of hours of
light seem to contribute more. There used to be a street garden in Adelaide
(very mild climate) that was planted directly under a street light and that
would flower up to several months early (no rebloomers)
Pleasant SA 5235
Very pretty pink for sure,
Colleen, we've always had a
very bright yard l ight here, quite near the iris beds, but I've never noticed
it affecting the bloom.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba,
October 07, 2011 10:50 PM
[iris-photos] HYB: Magical x Mystery Blush maiden
pastel pink. Would love this to rebloom.
Here itâs an
over-all early season, but coupled with this we also have a street light, now,
on our front corner. So we have a lot more early bloom than usual. Some irises
like Soul Sister and Tiger Honey, I have in both the front and back ga rden with
about 2 weeks difference in bloom time. This should make breeding easier as I
will have a wider range out at anytime.
Pleasant SA 5235
Weather has been unusual in
Salem this year. The very late spring did not help the seedlings
mature in time for their normal spring bloom time. There have been
seedlings in bloom every day since May. This is maiden bloom on an 09
seedling- Magical x Mystery Blush. Maiden bloom timing is not all that
great an indication of rebloom for me, but it would be very nice if this proved
to be a reliable rebloomer for September.
Two SDB seedlings which
germinated this spring (March '11) are putting up stalks. The advantages
of a m ore favorable climate are already showing up!