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Re: Re: CULT: SPEC: Why do some stay green

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: SPEC: Why do some stay green
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 12:49:32 -0700

Praises of Dusky Challenger make me envious.  I had one that I babied for five years.  I never got a decent flower from it, and the clump wasn't much either.  Problem:  It always bloomed late, so that the buds cooked before they opened.  It bloomed out last year, and I will not replace it.
Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9   Drizzling here, snowing up north.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: storylade@aol.com 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:55 AM
  Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: SPEC: Why do some stay green

  In a message dated 12/10/2001 9:25:17 AM Central Standard Time, 
  lmann@volfirst.net writes:

  << In my experience, irises that drop their foliage both during drought and
  during winter seem to be the most likely to endure forever here, >>

  Linda, I know you are especially fond of DUSKY CHALLENGER so I'll pass on 
  this observation.  While I was at Alvaton, one of my self-appointed winter 
  tasks was to walk through the garden to see which varieties showed the most 
  "winter presence."  I don't remember all of the results, but I can tell you 
  that every time I said, "Wow, look at that one!" it was DC.  I did this for 
  several years.  And people thought I was crazy looking at irises in the 
  winter!  Well, the decision on that one is still out! <g>

  Betty from BG KY USA Zone 6 

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