Re: SPEC: CAT I.unguicularis
william b. cook wrote:
> > Hi folks; I can't remember if this question has been raised before
> > but can this iris be grown in zones 4 &/or 5 outside without being
> > taken inside for the winter?
> > Diana Louis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
> Iris unguicularis cannot be grown outdoors in your climate. I do not
> know the northern limit for certain, but I would be either USDA Zone 8a or
> Zone 7. In your climate, it would make a good potted plant. It blooms
> during the winter.
> Mark A. Cook Low: 48 F ( 9 C)
> email@example.com High: 55 F (13 C)
> Dunnellon, FL. Now: 54 F (12 C) 3.73 inches of rain. Still raining.
I have I.unguicularis outside on the southside of my plant room. This is
the second winter for it to be in the ground. I also have one potted in
the plant room just in case the outside one didn't make it when I moved
to Nebraska from New Mexico. The out side plant came through last winter
in great shape! It is still green as I write this. (The inside plant is
blooming) I am in zone 5 here in Omaha, according to local nurseries.