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Re: Irises for northern MN

Kim Hawbaker writes:

>Does anyone know of a supplier for Iris in a similar winter climate as I live
>in? I live in  Northern Minnesota and even though the Schrieners catalog states
>zone 1-9 (we are considered zone 3) I am told it is better to buy from a
>supplier with a similar winter climate.

From: Scott Aitken  <zebra@chcs.com>

Though my father is now known as a Pacific Northwest hybridizer, he got his
start growing irises in Minnesota back in the early '70s.  He had no
trouble growing Schreiner irises at the time (mind you that was 20+ years

I seem to recall Minnesota winters being a tad chilly [insert sarcasm
here]. Part of the trick is just protecting them in winter -- and
especially when you get freezing and thawing in spring. This is probably
more important than who you buy the irises from.


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