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Re: New to the List but will have many questions

> My first question: Do some irises need a chill temperature in order to bloom?
    First of all welcome to the iris-l.  It is always nice to here a new voice.  Next, 
although I am the first to admit that I am no expert I will try to answer your question 
and then let the real experts fill in/correct as necessary.  To my knowledge the only 
iris that really needs a chill temperature to bloom is the Miniature Dwarf Bearded 
(MDB).  There may be a few Standard Dwarf Beardeds (SDB) that fall in to this 
category as well.  This is due to the species iris in their background.  I believe that 
most of the rest of the iris world will prosper without a lot of cold weather.
    How about it folks?

Dana Brown  Lubbock, Texas  Zone 7
Where the coldest it's ever been is -17 on 2/8/33 and the warmest it's 
ever been is 114 on 6/27/94.  Our average first freeze is November 3rd
and our average last freeze is April 9th.  Our growing season is @ 208 
days long with 164 of them clear.  

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