Re: CULT: Blyth iris
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- Subject: Re: CULT: Blyth iris
- From: "J. Griffin Crump" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 18:57:08 -0600 (MDT)
Walter A. Moores wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, John Montgomery wrote:
> > At 11:08 AM 9/11/97 -0600, Linda wrote:
> > >Thanks Rick. The other places that I know of that grow Blyth intros
> > >commercially are in Texas (?) and Keith Keppel. Wonder if it freezes
> > >often where Keith is now?
> > ==================================================
> > I may have missed the early part of this discussion but if the question is
> > - Will Blyth irises survive where it freezes? - My answer is yes.
> When I lived in Texas, I had no problems whatsoever with Blyth
> irises and when I moved to MS, I brought them with me. The problem in the
> South and in my MS garden is that they start an early growth cycle in
> late winter or early spring only to be zapped by a cold snap in March.
> Very few Blyth irises have bloomed well here and rarely reach registered
> height. The only one I can recommend without hesitation is TOUCH OF
> BRONZE. Nothing keeps it from blooming.
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS 7/8
Walter, John and Linda -- The few Blyths that I have do just fine here
in northern Virginia, where we have plenty of freezing weather --
CHINESE TREASURE, AMBER SNOW, CHAMPAGNE ELEGANCE (1/2 Blyth by
Niswonger), NEUTRON DANCE and an unidentified one that has the Blyth
look -- may be BEACH GIRL. These seem to work well with my seedlings
from old velvet-falls varieties, so I have picked up a few more Blyths
this year. One thing I would concede -- they all come up shorter than
the registered height, but are still vigorous. We'll see how the new
Griff Crump, alomg the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA