Re: Dutch iris & nasty weather- help
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- Subject: Re: Dutch iris & nasty weather- help
- From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:48:32 -0700 (MST)
Tami L wrote:
> I live in WV and have a nice border out front, so I planted a number
> of bulbs including some Dutch irises- and I'm getting nervous because
> they're coming up like crazy and our weather is rotten (snow and sleet
> and such).
Hi Tami and welcome to the iris-L. I live in California in Zone 8 and
the dutch iris usually start their growth when we begin to get our
winter rain, usually in November. Right now my dutch iris are full
sized plants about 1 foot tall. I can't tell you how much cold they can
take because I don't get much. We did have a week in December where the
nights were down to 27/28f for about a week. I can tell you that they
like a dry summer. Mine do not get any water for about 6/7 months in
the spring/summer and they like this. In this climate they last
forever, well I've have many different kinds and some i've had for 6/7
years. I can recommend the variety "Wedgewood" (blue) which is more
vigorous with a large flower. I fertilize them spring/fall.
Again, welcome to the list and enjoy.
Superstition Iris Gardens