hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Digest Number 763


From: "Thomas Maynard" <Peter.Maynard@btinternet.com>

Dennis,

I have seen seeds of all these sp in the B.I.S. Seed distribution list; have
you checked with the A.I.S. Species Group?

Peter Maynard
S.E.England, coastal.
----- Original Message -----
From: <iris-talk@onelist.com>
To: <iris-talk@onelist.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 9:01 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] Digest Number 763


>
> >
> There are 19 messages in this issue.
>
> Topics in today's digest:
>
>       1. RE: CULT: Cayeaux irises
>            From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
>       2. Re: soda pop
>            From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>
>       3. Re: coca cola
>            From: virginia prins <inanda@bc.sympatico.ca>
>       4. Re: unsubscribing
>            From: "John Bruce" <jbruce@infinet.com>
>       5. Re: coca cola
>            From: BigAlligator@aol.com
>       6. Re: coca cola
>            From: StorYlade@aol.com
>       7. OT:Compost-Sorta
>            From: StorYlade@aol.com
>       8. Re: HYB: Progress
>            From: "Bill Stone" <wstone@volcano.net>
>       9. Re: SPEC: "Minor" arillate species
>            From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
>      10. Re: HYB:  Arilbreds
>            From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
>      11. Re: CULT: Best Question
>            From: "bobkeup" <bobkeup@email.msn.com>
>      12. CULT:  soaking seeds
>            From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
>      13. Re: OT:Compost-Sorta
>            From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
>      14. Re: CULT: soaking seeds
>            From: HIPSource@aol.com
>      15. Re: SIB: STRAWBERRY FAIR
>            From: "Loberg" <loberg@jps.net>
>      16. Re: CULT: Best Question
>            From: Randy Squires <randysiris@juno.com>
>      17. Re: RE: CULT: Cayeux iris
>            From: "Patrick Orr" <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
>      18. Re: SPEC: "Minor" arillate species
>            From: Kenneth Walker <kenww@pacbell.net>
>      19. Re: CULT:  soaking seeds
>            From: Randy Squires <randysiris@juno.com>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 1
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 15:44:17 -0500
>    From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
> Subject: RE: CULT: Cayeaux irises
>
> Sorry Kathy,
>
> I just didn't take the time to look it up before I sent the e-mail.  Life
> has been far too busy.  The e-mail address is rcayeux@cayeux.fr.   I sent
> out my request in French.  How's your French?
>
> We just got the Tempo Two catalogue.  Now Sandy is wondering if we can put
> in an order for the Spring (he hasn't got to the point of thinking about
> what we are going to dig out to put in new iris yet).
>
> Maureen Mark
> Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
>
> > From: Irisborer@aol.com
> >
> > In a message dated 11/19/99 9:24:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > MARKM@tc.gc.ca
> > writes:
> >
> > << By the way, Cayeux sent
> >  me the catalogue on request sans frais (free), when I e-mailed them
> > asking
> >  how much money to send.  Absolutely gorgeous picture of Princess C. on
> > the
> >  cover. >>
> >
> > Well girl, don't  hold back!  What is the address?????
> >
> > /klg
> >
> >
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 2
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 15:55:11 -0800
>    From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>
> Subject: Re: soda pop
>
>
>
> ----------
> > From: Theresa Yates <tjyates@fanninelectric.com>
> > To: iris-talk@onelist.com
> > Subject: RE: [iris-talk]soda pop
> > Date: Thursday, November 18, 1999 1:02 PM
> >
> > From: "Theresa Yates" <tjyates@fanninelectric.com>
> >
> > Every one knows RC cola went with a moon pie.
>
>
> Forgot the main course ;  pickled bologna
>
> Mike Greenfield
> redear@infinet.com
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 3
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 00:53:51 -0800
>    From: virginia prins <inanda@bc.sympatico.ca>
> Subject: Re: coca cola
>
> When trying to show my kids why we didn;t have pop in our house, I took a
baby
> tooth and put it in a glass of coke.  Didn't take too long before it was
very
> holey and totally disappeared.
> Ginny in Victoria BC where I've just finished making a mini greenhouse
over
> seedlings to try and get them to keep growing for a few more weeks
>
> > From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> >
> > >From: Suncitymom@aol.com
> > >
> > >  This coca cola thing is just getting to funny. I had to save ti to
disk for
> > >the whole family to see.
> > >  There is something for everyone. Grandson with cars, daughter that's
> > >single, men that bar b que for us. Just everyone, keep the info coming.
I've
> > >had several good laugh with this thread.
> >
> > Joyce, I prefer Dr. Pepper myself.  I wonder what special uses Dr.
Pepper
> > has?  <Grin!>
> >
> > Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
> > Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
> > http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 4
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 18:39:23 -0500
>    From: "John Bruce" <jbruce@infinet.com>
> Subject: Re: unsubscribing
>
>
> I hardly think John was rude or harsh. The instructions are in
> the welcome letter, which apparently goes unread by some
> folks who join the list. The welcome letter also identifies the
> list owner, who can be contacted directly by email rather than
> requesting to 300+ folks to be unsubscribed when not one
> of them can do it.  One might buy the all-caps or at least overlook
> it had the request been termed more politely.
>
> Just my .02$
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> John Bruce   jbruce@infinet.com
> President, Miami Valley Iris Society
> AIS Region 6 - SSI - HIPS
> SW OH Zone 5 / Sunset Zone 35
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 5
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 18:55:59 EST
>    From: BigAlligator@aol.com
> Subject: Re: coca cola
>
> In a message dated 11/19/99 1:05:52 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> croyer@fastrans.net writes:
>
> << Encourage ants?    <G> >>
>
> Repel FSU Seminoles?   Seriously, I was wondering if it had any beneficial
> effect on plants.
>
> Mark A. Cook
> BigAlligator@aol.com
> Dunnellon, Florida          [Low 53 F, High 80 F]
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 6
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 19:12:30 EST
>    From: StorYlade@aol.com
> Subject: Re: coca cola
>
> In a message dated 11/18/1999 6:52:21 AM Central Standard Time,
> BigAlligator@aol.com writes:
>
> << I wonder what Gatorade on Irises would do.... >>
>
> Make them snappy?
>
> Betty in Bowling Green KY where the beautiful day is not without it's
> drawbacks--pain.
>
>
> __________________________________________________________________________
_____
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 7
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 19:37:19 EST
>    From: StorYlade@aol.com
> Subject: OT:Compost-Sorta
>
> In a message dated 11/18/1999 12:10:31 AM Central Standard Time,
> jijones@ix.netcom.com writes:
>
> << anything will break down enough for use in a year even
>  > if you just heap it up and leave it.  Screen for larger fragments which
are
>  > returned to the pile for further processing.
>
>  At the risk of inadvertantly adding to the undocumented lore of compost
> piles,
>  I was under the impression that it needs moisture to really get cooking.
>
>  John    >>
>
> If you "just heap up a pile of compost and leave it," as Bill suggested,
> would you not get the needed moisture from rain and other  precipitation?
> Ever forget a pile of leaves out back somewhere and notice the
decomposition
> when you find it again in the spring? Not totally decomposed, but well on
> it's way. Sheet composting is probably the most energy efficient form of
> composting, but it never really heats up to destroy rogue weed seed, etc.
>
> This year, I've collected bagged leaves from the neighborhood--couldn't
bear
> to see them clog up the landfill.  The neighbors just shake their heads.
(I'm
> not "their" kind of people!)  I've learned I can't spread the leaves on
the
> beds now because they will blow away in the high winds.
>
> Small slits on the shoulder of the bag allows rain to enter the bag. (They
> keep promising us rain!  Cough! Cough! Cough!) A few days/weeks in the
bags
> with moisture added will pack the leaves and start decomposition . . .
tried
> and true. Then they will be added to the top layer of the beds and be
nearly
> gone by spring.
>
> Betty in BG, KY . . . wondering who stole our rain THIS time.
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 8
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:46:46 -0800
>    From: "Bill Stone" <wstone@volcano.net>
> Subject: Re: HYB: Progress
>
> To add a token to Anner's stastement ;   It takes a period of time for the
> new to circulate and be recognized.
>     I agree with Mike,  Unicorn holds a place of it's own as being the
first
> Horned Iris. I also might say in the last two years it has displayed
itself
> everywhich way due to El Nino or something             Bill
> wstone@volcano.net
> Stone's Iris Garden
> 23801 Shake Ridge Rd.
> Volcano, CA 95689
>                                    3500 ft. elev. 55 miles SE of
Sacramento,
> California
>                                                     Sunset Zone 7
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <HIPSource@aol.com>
> To: <iris-talk@onelist.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 8:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-talk] HYB: Progress
>
>
> > From: HIPSource@aol.com
> >
> > In a message dated 11/18/99 11:09:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > suttons@lightspeed.net writes:
> >
> > << History and historical iris are of great importance and to lose our
> >  perspective of either one would be a travesty.  It is important,
however,
> to
> >  not let the "misty eye of memory" blur the clear and present today. >>
> >
> > I concurr.
> >
> > And I'll add that to revere something simply because it is old is as
> > shortsighted as admiring it simply because it is new.
> >
> > Anner Whitehead
> > HIPSource@aol.com
> >
> >
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 9
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:05:02 -0500
>    From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> Subject: Re: SPEC: "Minor" arillate species
>
> >I have grown many of them, with varying degrees of success.  I, too, have
> >found mislabelling to be a serious problem in acquiring any arillate
> >species.
>
> Thank you, Sharon.  I much enjoyed reading your history lesson about how
> the aril groups have been classified and re-classified over the years.
> Very interesting stuff!
>
>
> >Off the top of my head, I can't think of any arilbreds derived from
> >Pseudoregelia species [perhaps someone else will recall an example and
> >chime in].   I do know that in its presentation of the new codes the 1976
> >Checklist stated "Because of the limited interest in and use of
> >pseudoregelias in hybridizing, no provisions for classifications have
been
> >provided."
>
> So this is rather unexplored territory, right?
>
> According to my "IRIS" book by Fritz Kohlein, there are 6 pseudoregelias:
>   - Iris goniocarpa (Baker)
>   - Iris hookeriana (Foster)
>   - Iris kamaonensis (Wallich)
>   - Iris potaninii (Meximowicz)
>   - Iris sikkimensis (Dykes)
>   - Iris tigridia (Bunge)
>
> From previous Iris-Talk conversations about a year ago I seem to recall
> that Iris sikkimensis has not officially been recorded as being collected
> from the wild.  So that leaves 5 species to work with.
>
> Any ideas on whether these are in cultivation in North America or Europe?
> or how I might otherwise possibly obtain them?  Since they are all so
> small, it seems like a natural choice to cross with MDBs.  Of course
> there's the ploidy problem, but why worry about that until you've
conquered
> the tasks of (#1) obtaining specimens, and (#2) cultivating them.
>
> Is anybody a member of NARGS?  Does NARGS offer these seeds in their seed
sale?
>
> Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
> Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
> http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 10
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:17:59 -0500
>    From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> Subject: Re: HYB:  Arilbreds
>
> >>I also love I. paradoxa, and would looooooooooove to get some Space Ager
> >>halfbreds with I. paradoxa as a parent.  Imagine the bizarre offspring!
> >
> >Few paradoxa-derived arilbreds have been introduced.
>
> Is this because paradoxa is diploid and modern hybridizers want to work
> with tetraploids?  Or is this because most people just think it's an ugly
> flower to work with?
>
>
> >LADY LILFORD
> >PAR-PALL
> >DON RICARDO
> >DORCAS
>
> I've never seen any of these.  Does anybody have some they could put up on
> the IRIS-PHOTOS list?
>
>
> >DORCAS has certainly produced some interesting halfbreds, but I've never
> >tried her with TBs.  Could be quite an adventure.
>
> I have a hillside flower bed in which I should finally be able to grow
pure
> arils (not just arilbreds) so I am trying several aril species & hybrids.
> If it works and I get blooms in spring, I definitely want to add I.
> paradoxa to my collection.
>
> Side note:  There's so many species of irises out there that have
> essentially been ignored.  It sure makes me wonder what genetic potential
> must be lurking out there waiting to be discovered?  Perhaps an arilbred
> that repells borers?
>
>
> Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
> Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
> http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 11
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:35:25 -0500
>    From: "bobkeup" <bobkeup@email.msn.com>
> Subject: Re: CULT: Best Question
>
>
> Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Best Question
>
>
> > From: Irisborer@aol.com
> >
> > << 5.  MIDNIGHT OIL - Has performed well for the last three years, best
> black
> > around (IMHO) >>
> >
> > I've heard this said before......  who else grows this iris???  Anyone
in
> my
> > kind of climate??
>
> > Kathy, I am growing it. The flower stalk rotted this year, but great
> increases. Lets see what happns next spring!  Bob Keup  Zone
> 5------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 12
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 19:50:52 -0600
>    From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
> Subject: CULT:  soaking seeds
>
> Hello Folks,
>
> Any ideas on how long is optimum for soaking iris seeds
> before planting?
>
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7 - typing with nubs for fingers worn to the first knuckle
> while trying to compile the favorites list.  Nearly 600 votes now and
> I'm not half thru the stack of printouts.  Still there are lots of folks
> who haven't opined yet.
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 13
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 18:56:23 -0700
>    From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
> Subject: Re: OT:Compost-Sorta
>
> > From: StorYlade@aol.com
> >
> > If you "just heap up a pile of compost and leave it," as Bill suggested,
> > would you not get the needed moisture from rain and other
precipitation?
>
>
> Betty,
>
> In the East, Midwest, and South - Yes! But in the arid West, not very
> likely. Around here in the winter and early spring when there is adequate
> moisture, it is too cold for much decomposition to take place, and in the
> summer when it is warm, it is too dry (without adding moisture as John
> suggested). It generally takes nearly a full year for fallen leaves to
> decompose here.
>
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2)
> jcwalters@bridgernet.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 14
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 21:33:35 EST
>    From: HIPSource@aol.com
> Subject: Re: CULT: soaking seeds
>
> In a message dated 11/19/99 8:47:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> donald@eastland.net writes:
>
> <<  Any ideas on how long is optimum for soaking iris seeds
>  before planting? >>
>
> Donald, I soak my species iris seeds three to five days, depending on the
> size, changing water daily, never more than about ten. I know seeds can
rot
> and I believe they can drown wih prolonged soaking. I believe many people
> soak them much longer, but I have not found it necessary. I've done mostly
> beardless seeds, but I have done three bearded species.
>
> Anner Whitehead
> HIPSource@aol.com
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 15
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 19:44:47 -0800
>    From: "Loberg" <loberg@jps.net>
> Subject: Re: SIB: STRAWBERRY FAIR
>
> << Strawberry Fair >>
> >
> >This did really well for you in the Deep South? It has been so puny for
me.
> I
> >have been telling myself it did not like the heat I had to offer it. >
> >Anner Whitehead Zone 7
>
> I'm glad you mentioned Strawberry Fair.   What a wonderful SIB this has
been
> for me.  I live in an inland valley in Northern Calif., and for at least
> three summer months of the year, I get temperatures of 100 to 105
degrees...
> HOT.   But our evenings cool to 65 - 75 during that period, and we get
> freezing weather in the winter... down to 25 at least.  I was fortunate to
> get two plants of Strawberry Fair four years ago, and this SIB has been
one
> of my best and fast SIB growers.  I do need to emphasize the hot weather I
> have in the summer.. it makes it difficult for me to grow PCN's, even
though
> there are natives near me.  So I can't explain the success I've had with
> Strawberry Fair, but it is everything it is suppose to be, and I consider
it
> one of my top favorites.   It's because of unusual successes like this
that
> makes growing Iris a surprise and joy every year!
> Kitty Loberg, Calif.
>
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 16
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:44:10 -0800
>    From: Randy Squires <randysiris@juno.com>
> Subject: Re: CULT: Best Question
>
> From: "Mike Sutton" <suttons@lightspeed.net>
> 5.  MIDNIGHT OIL - Has performed well for the last three years,
>  best black around (IMHO)
>
> From: Irisborer@aol.com
>   I've heard this said before......  who else grows this iris???
>  Anyone in my kind of climate??
>
> HI Kathy,
> Midnight Oil ( Keppel '98) TB
> I grow this one here in Southern California and so far it's done well.
> I live 2 1/2 hours drive from Porterville and Mike Sutton.
> The first year it had Siamese stalks or 2 stalks on the same rhizome.
> It had 4 increase that now have 3&4 increase on them, so it seems
> to be multiplying well. It's fertile, My crosses: midnight oil x romantic
> evening.
> And midnight oil x blackout.
> (imho) the best black around.(even though I see a little red in it.)
> To my eye Blackout is the blackest  black.
>
> Randy Squires
> San Fernando Valley Iris Society
> AIS Region 15
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Get the Internet just the way you want it.
> Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month!
> Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 17
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 21:51:15 -0700
>    From: "Patrick Orr" <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: RE: CULT: Cayeux iris
>
> I received Ruban Bleu from K.Keppel this fall.  A HUGE rhizome with many
increases.  I got excited.
>
> So far, it is one of the last ones to leaf out, so I wrote a friend
knowledgable about this cultivar, and he replied that RB is a tough iris,
but the bloom is well worth it.
>
> Once established it should excel.  Looking forward to its bloom, for it is
really nice looking!
>
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Jan Jacobsen
>   To: iris-talk@onelist.com
>   Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 9:34 AM
>   Subject: [iris-talk] RE: CULT: Cayeux iris
>
>
>   Hi Kathy and all
>   I bought aprx 20 rhizomes from Cayeux this summer ,and can tell that the
quality was excellent- it usually are from France - and by now they have
settled in nicely, I guess there will be flower on most of them next year.
>   I'm also convinced they are quite hardy, judging from previous years
planting.
>
>   Jan Jacobsen - Denmark      - Strong wind from North and 2C brrr
>
>   > In fact, I find I like many of Cayeux's things - but I don't know much
about
>   > their grow-ability.
>   >
>   > Kathy Guest
>   > some more
>   > blah, blah, blah z6
>   >
>   > >
>
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
>
>
>
>   Click Here
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
>
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 18
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 19:41:22 -0800
>    From: Kenneth Walker <kenww@pacbell.net>
> Subject: Re: SPEC: "Minor" arillate species
>
> Last fall I bought plants labeled I. kamaonensis and I. sikkimensis. It
looks like
> I. kamaonensis came from Collector's Nursery, though they don't list it on
their
> web site this year. However, Heronswood does list I. sikkimensis:
>
>     http://www.heronswood.com/Z-6-Perennials-Folder/Perenn-I-L.html
>
> and of the two, I. sikkimensis is still alive. Though not looking very
robust, it
> is producing a little new growth this fall.
>
> Ken Walker
> kenww@pacbell.net
> Concord, CA  USDA zone 9, Sunset zone 14
>
> Dennis Kramb wrote:
>
> > From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> >
> > According to my "IRIS" book by Fritz Kohlein, there are 6
pseudoregelias:
> >   - Iris goniocarpa (Baker)
> >   - Iris hookeriana (Foster)
> >   - Iris kamaonensis (Wallich)
> >   - Iris potaninii (Meximowicz)
> >   - Iris sikkimensis (Dykes)
> >   - Iris tigridia (Bunge)
> >
> > >From previous Iris-Talk conversations about a year ago I seem to recall
> > that Iris sikkimensis has not officially been recorded as being
collected
> > from the wild.  So that leaves 5 species to work with.
> >
> > Any ideas on whether these are in cultivation in North America or
Europe?
> > or how I might otherwise possibly obtain them?  Since they are all so
> > small, it seems like a natural choice to cross with MDBs.  Of course
> > there's the ploidy problem, but why worry about that until you've
conquered
> > the tasks of (#1) obtaining specimens, and (#2) cultivating them.
>
>
>
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Message: 19
>    Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 21:51:43 -0800
>    From: Randy Squires <randysiris@juno.com>
> Subject: Re: CULT:  soaking seeds
>
> From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
> Hello Folks,
> Any ideas on how long is optimum for soaking iris seeds
> before planting?
>
> Hi Donald,
> I soak my TB seeds 3-5 Days, changing water when it turns brown.
> The small or immature seeds float to the top, all the good ones sink
> to the bottom and swell up to their original size, I wouldn't do it
> longer than 5 Days they'll get to soggy and spongy. It works for
> me with about 50% or more germination.(never really checked) but
> there's plenty, believe me. (the plants take up lots of room when
> they get big and start to increase)
> Now with Louisianas ( I've never tried this) but after talking to
> Farron Campbell, I'm soaking them 3 Months, then taking off the shell,
> potting the seeds, covering the pot with Saran wrap punched with holes.
> I'm told they'll sprout in 10 Days, We'll see.
>
> Randy,
> North Hills, Ca.
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Get the Internet just the way you want it.
> Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month!
> Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
>
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
>

--------------------------- ONElist Sponsor ----------------------------

    GRAB THE GATOR! FREE SOFTWARE DOES ALL THE TYPING FOR YOU!
Tired of filling out forms and remembering passwords? Gator fills in
forms and passwords with just one click! Comes with $50 in free coupons!
  <a href=" http://clickme.onelist.com/ad/gator4 ">Click Here</a>

------------------------------------------------------------------------





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index