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Re: HYB:Germination

In a message dated 2/12/2007 3:11:10 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
pharcher@mindspring.com writes:

<<So, to answer your question, yes, the seed of Beardeds Iris  must imbibe 
water and swell (not necessarily soaked)  for the germination  process and 
reduction of germination inhibitors to occur... in general...until  further 
Paul, I guess I wasn't very clear.  I know that water is  necessary.  My 
question was "could the wetting come at the end of the  process rather than the 
beginning?"  But I think I answered my own question  before I hit the send 
button.  Still, we're always experimenting and I  thought it was worth talking 
Just looking for alternative processes . . . since life doesn't always go  as 

Betty W.  in South-central KY Zone 6 ---If you don't cross them, you can't 
plant them!  
Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
Where the seeds are in the pots once  again! 
_Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)  
_iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)  
_iris-talk archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/)  
_AIS: American Iris Society website_ (http://www.irises.org/)   

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