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Re: CULT: Belamcanda

Hi Tom

I grew Belamcanda about 12 years ago. They lasted one summer and committed hari kari by the second spring. The basic soil is the acidic red clay. Too Acidic? I grew the Pardancanda for several summers with moderate success.

--- On Mon, 9/28/09, thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [iris] CULT: Belamcanda
> To: "iris-talk" <iris@hort.net>
> Date: Monday, September 28, 2009, 9:49 AM
> I've tried two more plants of this
> type this spring - 'Pink Leopard' (X Pardancanda) and the
> generic Belamcanda chinensis (now probably called Iris .
> Once again they're doing miserably. The generic Belamcanda
> has died outright. The 'Pink Leopard' has only grown just
> one fan that is now turning yellow and brown. Sadly there is
> no increase showing.
> I've always heard that these enjoy the same conditions as
> bearded irises and that's what I've been giving them. The
> beardeds around them look fine so what might I be doing
> wrong?
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