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Re: CULT: Easter and Irises Old and New


The unplanted clumps of irises that I left out over the winter were mostly
out in the open. Some were lined up against the shed - on the north side,
so that probably didn't provide much protection. These were not bare root
rhizomes however, there was still a lot of soil adhering to the roots.

I did something like this five or six years ago with a much smaller group
of IBs. Most of them bloomed the following spring, though the stalks and
flowers were a bit smaller than usual. Some of them actually made better
show stalks, because the cultivars had been growing out of class when they
were planted in the ground.

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)
> From: laurief <laurief@paulbunyan.net>
> Jeff and Sandra,  I find this fascinating.  Can you, please, tell me 
> where these unplanted old rhizomes overwintered - in full sun, full 
> shade, partial - out in the open or in a sheltered area?

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