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Re: HIST: breeding historic type Iris - Superstition


 I don't know what it is about my garden but I have tried Superstition 
three times
 and it is just not a vigorous or hardy iris for me.  The last try was 
this spring
 and the snow we had just finished this iris off. 


  SE Manitoba
  Zone 3

Hensler wrote:

>Gudrun and Superstition are weeds even in the neglected areas of the garden.
>We're in a zone 4 area with summers that can hit 100 degrees. 40 mph winds
>and hailstorms during the spring do not affect either of them much.
>Gudrun is probably the more fertile of the two and the toughest. In one area
>it's grown into the base of a rock wall so is a permanent resident. I've
>been using it in a few specialty crosses and it sets seed easily.
>Skip & Christy Hensler
>Newport, WA
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <Irisacher@aol.com>
>>><<I would like to breed the historic type "German Iris" most seem to be
>>>diploid intermediates that do well in a cold wet climate. I wanted to
>>>obtain an iris variety that reliably sets seed can you recommend one for
>>>this area?  Is there someone else breeding cold weather iris? >>
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