Re: Lowell's Historics -- Part I JOSEPH's MANTLE
>I grew JOSEPH'S MANTLE in the early l950's in Listowel, Ontario, Canada. It
>increased like mad, always tried to rebloom, and never made it in the spring
>because the blossom end always rotted out. Very disappointing to a tyro!
> Lloyd Z. Durham NC That was Zone 3.5. Now I am in Zone 7.5, based on the
>chilly autumn of this year, l966.
My habit of skimming all iris-l posts (even when they deal with
rebloomers) finally paid off...I caught a glimpse of Zone 3 (what
is a half a zone? is this 3b? must be).
Interesting about a rebloomer trying to bloom and rotting in the
I'd like to see one of my known rebloomers try that here in Zone
3a....maybe IMMORTALITY or CLARENCE....it would be worth losing
some plants just to see a bud or two in the Fall....:-((
Up to my knees in snow but balmy for here - almost reached 20 degrees
Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA
Maine Iris Society, Iris-l