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Re: SPEC:CULT: Iris reichenbachii

From: HIPSource@aol.com

In a message dated 11/11/99 6:22:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, lmann@icx.net 

<< One clump is threatening to take over the place -definitely a strong 
grower here with "tremendous increase" & so far, no sign of rot.   >>

O I C. 

A species under group study is it? I think Ian did very well to send you some 
for trial. I'll poodle back over to the bookshelf and poke about a little 

Might as well deal with the Sacred Writings first. W. R. Dykes, THE GENUS 
IRIS, p153: "As might be expected the foliage entirely disappears in winter, 
and as the flowers do not  appear until May they are less liable to suffer 
than those of the French plant [I. chamaeiris]. I have not noticed that they 
are fastidious as to soil, provided that adequate drainage is provided [...] 
seedlings are easily raised"   

Now, let us pull down Ella's superb little book.....that is Ella Porter 
McKinney, one of those amazing New England irisariennes from the early years, 
Charter Member of AIS and Director.....we are looking at IRIS IN THE LITTLE 
GARDEN, 1927, p. 21, "A delightful small iris, perfectly hardy, but not 
rampant, and needing a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or other open 
material to protect against winter thaws. Lime, a well-aerated and 
plentifully fed soil, sun, and division when the clumps have become thick are 
it modest but imperative demands." 

In DYKES ON IRISES, p.54. Himself tells us of a plant hunt in Dalmatia: "My 
object was to get up onto the Velez Planina, the highest ridge (between 5,000 
and 6,000 feet) in the neighbourhood, for on this mountain I knew, from 
herbarium specimens [plants dried and pressed for scientific study], that 
Iris Reichenbachii has been found...[but] everything above 3,000 feet was 
deep in snow. I persevered as far as I could, but rough limestone, when the 
strata emerges edgewise, and the interstices are full of snow, is difficult 
to traverse, and I therefore returned empty handed after some ten hours of 
very hard walking and climbing." 
Anner Whitehead
" The mountain sheep are sweeter, But the valley sheep are fatter; We 
therefore deemed it meeter To carry off the latter.'  --Peacock 

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