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Re: Cult I. Minutoaurea

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Cult I. Minutoaurea
  • From: Curt Marble <cmarble@tiac.net>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:11:28 -0700 (MST)

At 06:49 PM 2/24/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I called Barbara and Dave Schmieder for a chat about their experience with
>I. minutoaurea.  Theirs has bloomed for the last three years, so I figured
>they must know "the secret" of its cultivation.
>According to David, he had planted in two locations to begin with, but then
>moved the non-blooming piece to join its more successful sibling.  The "good
>site" gets about 1/2 day of sun and the soil is the same as he uses for
>Siberians, ie. cultivated as garden soil long ago, now reverting somewhat
>toward woodland type.  It is in a slightly raised bed.  He does not recall a
>midrib, nor any purple color at the base of the foliage.  I forgot to ask
>whether the leaves continue to grow taller after bloom, but I seem to recall
>noticing that, when I've visited their garden.
>Kathy Marble     

I was at Schmieders' today and noticed a picture of I. minutoaurea on their
wall.  It did seem to have ribs on the leaves...so much for off-season memory.

Kathy Marble     
Harvard, MA   zone 5

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