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Re: SPU: zone 3 ?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] SPU: zone 3 ?
  • From: Sandra Barss <barsssa@mb.sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:26:01 -0700


I use irises for cut flowers and they look like the ideal ones for this
I cut a lot of my tall bearded ones, but you need a giant size vase for
that purpose.
I have always tried Siberian irises, but they don't last long enough.


Ellen Gallagher wrote:

> > Do you know how Spuria does in Zone 3 climates?
> >
> > Sandra
> > SE Manitoba Zone 3
> I do not grow any spuria except the little species I. graminea
> but have heard that in the praire provinces where the soil is
> more alkaline and arid, they grow (well?). Try them and see.
> They were, to my eye, the most outstanding specimens at the
> Denver convention. Tall, colorful and stately. The WOW iris. :)
> Ellen - still enjoying TBs and Sibes
> =====
> Ellen Gallagher / ellengalla@yahoo.com
> Berlin, NH, USA / Zone 3
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