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Re: TB; (sic): OWYHEEs

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] TB; (sic): OWYHEEs
  • From: Carol Canfield <Carolcc5@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 21:36:03 -0700 (PDT)

Owyhee Desert has bloomed two years for me with a very
moderate sized, but beautiful, bloom on about a 12"
stalk.  I figure that it must like a much colder
climate, being from Idaho.  Or it may want some
altitude, to give it some altitude. (Sorry.)  Here in
central TX a lot of TB's grow shorter than elsewhere. 
We like Tom Burseen's varieties 'cause they can take
our climate, and still get big and tall.  OD also
hasn't shown much increase.  Someone!  Please improve

--- vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- wmoores <wmoores@watervalley.net> wrote:
> > While you are working with the 'spray' patterns,
> can you
> > try working 
> > some height into OWYHEE DESERT and its siblings?
> They are
> > sprayed all 
> > over.  Here, the flowers are huge but on stalks
> about a
> > foot tall.  I 
> > noticed this in Dallas last year at the
> convention.  Are
> > they short 
> > everywhere?
> > 
> > Walter Moores
> > Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8
> > 
> > 
>    V. sez:
> (which are
> sibs), and both were short (12") for me. I have seen
> OD in
> one other garden in PA, and it was about the same
> height.
>    One recent PA transplant from Idaho assures me
> that it
> grew tall in Lucille Pinkston's (the hybridizer's)
> garden.
> =====
> Vince Lewonski
> vincelewonski@yahoo.com
> Secane, Pennsylvania, USA Zone 6b
> Cut the tag off your mattress!
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