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RE: CULT: I. versicolor

Bill, thanks for the info (below).  I think what I"ll do is keep the seedlings 
that have come up in just the past couple of weeks in the house--light is not 
a problem, as my south wall is essentially all window (good old passive solar) 
and I grow more interesting seedlings during the winter than any other time.  
Meanwhile, I'll put the older ones, which are outside anyway, in my little 
cold frame when things get down to freezing.  It'll be an experiment!

Barb in Santa Fe, and what am I doing collecting all these exotics, anyway?

From: 	iris-l@rt66.com on behalf of Bill Shear
Sent: 	Monday, September 29, 1997 9:41 AM
To: 	Multiple recipients of list
Subject: 	Re: CULT: I. versicolor

Barb, from my own time in New Mexico, I would suspect that Iris versicolor
would be perfectly happy outside during the winter in Santa Fe.  Bury the
pots up to their rims in the soil and keep them moist through the winter.
Even if the pots freeze, it should not hurt the plants.  If you keep them
growing through the winter they may be unhappy, missing the 'vernalization'
needed to bloom and grow properly.  If you have enough plants you could
experiment with both methods. Given a moist environment, I. versicolor
should do OK in the ground, perhaps with extra peatmoss to counteract the
normally quite alkaline soil

Another problem, if you don't have a greenhouse, is providing enough light
for iris seedlings indoors in the winter.

How about an unheated cold frame?

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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