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Re: Japanese Irises


I would recommend a 50/50 mix of acid potting mix and cowmanure

Colleen Modra
-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Clark <janclarx@hotmail.com>
To: iris-talk@egroups.com <iris-talk@egroups.com>
Date: Monday, December 04, 2000 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Japanese Irises

>>Have you encountered any problems I should watch for, with pots?  Thanks.
>>Nyla Hughes,
>I have only 2 JI's. IMPERIAL PALACE is blooming with 3 bloom stalks, and
>about 7 increase, in an 8" pot. It is sitting inside another container
>holds water, and it is currently transpiring 1 litre per day, even though
>is getting only afternoon sun.
>The other pot is a seedling JI which has taken 3 years to flower, and is in
>a 5" pot, floating in a large container of water, along with Gerald Derby,
>Roy Davidson and Phil Edinger. Both JI's have been in the same pots for 3
>years, without a change of soil, and are doing remarkably well.
>I think in my hot, dry climate, it would be more waterwise to keep these
>plants in pots, and provide just the amount of water needed, istead of
>watering heavily through summer, and losing most of the water into the
>ground or to evaporation.
>I would appreciate advice on a soil mix to use when transplanting these
>plants. My first JI bloom opened yesterday and I am thoroughly hooked on
>these beauties.
>Cheers, Jan Clark, Australia
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