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Re: CULT: Why do some stay green, others lose all fans? in winter

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Why do some stay green, others lose all fans? in winter
  • From: "Sandra Barss" <bardraj@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 09:47:50 -0800


I think you are right about the ancestry.  Supposedly the ones that stay
green are more tender growers and the ones that die completely back are
more winter hardy for cold climates - I read this somewhere.  I haven't seen
enough irises that die back to say whether I have found this true or not -
most of the irises I have remain green all winter (under the snow).

Actually, I think Graeme Grosvenor in his book "Iris - Flower of the Rainbow"
makes mention of this.

SE Manitoba
Zone 3

----- Original Message -----
From: gesinelohr
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 10:58 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-talk] CULT: Why do some stay green, others lose all fans? in winter

Hi all,

Laetitia and I were commenting, and both of us (she in NJ and
I in CA) have some potted iris with big fans, some with
tiny fans, some have lost all leaves, some seem to be just
rhizomes sitting there doing absolutely nothing.

I have some vague recollection that these differences may be
due to different amounts of species ancestry?? (e.g. pallida
either keeps or loses foliage in winter....)?

Can anyone shed any light?

in Alameda, zone 9
too much rain!

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