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HYB: Hardiness

From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

---StorYlade@aol.com wrote:
> From: StorYlade@aol.com
> Hi Talkers,
> If I can manage to get a new rhizome through the first winter, as a
result of
> a mild winter or what ever, it will often be okay after that.  Being
> rooted in the soil seems to be a critical point.  
> Also, if I move irises to another spot in my own garden, some that I
think to
> be tough will die during a roller coaster winter with repeated
freezing and
> thawing.  
> Anyone else have this experience?
> Betty from B. G. KY
If I can get irises established with good growth before winter, they
usually survive. Little ones that aren't established are also more
vulnerable to frost heave here. If I plant in September/October, it
doesn't give enough time to get good growth, and the % dying will be

Vince Lewonski
Secane, PA  Zone 6
In some cultures, what I do would be considered normal!

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