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Re: I missouriensis seeds (fwd)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: I missouriensis seeds (fwd)
  • From: Diana Louis <glouis@rogerswave.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 04:46:18 -0600 (MDT)


Half a pod would do me fine, I think. I miss seeds could be put
outside for the winter because they probably need freezing or can
tolerate it anyway. Probably now would be a good time to do it. I
think they either need or can tolerate damp soil too. If you've got
enough seeds you could put some in your TB bed and some in your
siberian bed and see how they grow. Let me know if you need my
snail mail address again.

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

URL for the North American Native Irises web page

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 23:17:31 -0600
From: Marte Halleck <MorJHALLECK@worldnet.att.net>
To: dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca
Subject: Re: I missouriensis seeds

Diana & All:

This is true serendipity -- I made a detour on my way back home from 
Denver today to check out a back road where I remembered lots of I. 
missouriensis blooming last June & behold! Five giant steps from where I 
parked my truck this p. m. & I found a dozen pods just waiting for me.

Couldn't believe it -- they were dry & popped open but still contained 
lots of nice, ripe black seeds. I collected 260 of same -- how many 
would you like? Any other takers? I'm happy to share the bounty, really.

It is funny -- I'd never knowingly *seen* an iris seed pod until "pod 
people" appeared on 2 of my new SDBs this past June (which I cut off as 
the plants are known Zone 4 rebloomers & the consensus on the List was 
that it was best to dispose of pods if I hoped for rebloom this year. 
Didn't happen but I think that was weather-related more than it was 
energy-diversion-related.) Now it seems that if I want iris seed pods I 
merely have to go looking for 'em -- amazing.

Of course, I want something from you & any others on the List willing to 
comment -- how/when/where do I sow these seeds? How to encourage 
germination & any resulting seedlings? What conditions do they need "in 
captivity"? I'm hoping Barb Mann will chime in here -- she's said she's 
grown these from seed & currently has some mature plants in her Santa Fe 

Dianna, let me know the quantity you'd like & I'll mail 'em off. And 
please speak up, anyone else who is interested.

Marte in the mtns	Zone 4/Sunset 1  Colorado      Another glorious, 
warm, sunny Fall day, "wasted" because of having to run errands & do 
chores in the flatlands again -- aaargh!

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