Space-Agers for Eastern USA
Hi Dr Zurbrigg
Which of Monty Byers' SA irises are suitable for the East?
Please explain: "outcross to Monty's". Does that include SKY HOOKS?
Which rebloomers do you recommend for zone 7/8?
Looking forward to your practical advice.
Virginia Lassiter zone 7/8 near Atlanta GA
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (L.Zurbrigg)
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>I am interested in the Space-Age irises, and have been working with
>them for 25 years. Monty Byers gave this type of iris a big lift
>upwards. Alas, some of his are not suitable for the East, but those
>that are , are great. He built his breeding on SKY HOOKS, which never
>was a good performer for me. So most of my things are outcrosses to
>Monty's , which is an advantage. He and I both sought rebloom also,
>but so far a good reblooming Space-Ager of the East
>has not appeared. Surely soon. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC