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Re: CULT: Perennializing reticulatas

  • Subject: Re: CULT: Perennializing reticulatas
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 09:51:56 -0500

From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>

Hi Bob,

We've done the same several times now.  It is always the dark purple one
that keeps going.  We lose over half the first year and all but the dark
purple one are gone in the third or fourth year.  They were planted at
normal depth.  We may try deep planting next time we get reticulatas.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)

> ----------
> From: 	Robert Dickow[SMTP:dickow@uidaho.edu]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@onelist.com
> Sent: 	Saturday, February 20, 1999 7:46 PM
> To: 	iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: 	[iris-talk] CULT: Perennializing reticulatas
> From: "Robert Dickow" <dickow@uidaho.edu>
> I planted quite a few different bulbous reticulata
> type iris a few years ago, yellows, blues, and
> purples of common cultivars. Most deteriorated and
> went blind in the second year--as is normal--with
> the exception of some clumps of a dark blue/purple
> plant that gets better and better each year. Is this
> a known phenomenon for certain clones, or was I
> just lucky at planting them in the right place and
> at the right depth? I didn't bother to note down
> where I planted each variety, so I have no idea what
> the names are on the perennialized ones.
> Bob
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