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Re: Vcold weather types

From: "Juri Pirogov" <jukp@aha.ru>

Hello, dear listers!
I'm back in list and I want to add some words:
Here, in Moscow, Russia, where winter is very like one in northern Maine,
several gardeners grow Dutch irises for years with sucsess in open ground.
It's not very simple but possible. Main problem for them: they start very
quickly after fall planting.

some spuria variety are suitable for your climate. For example, GOLDEN LADY
blooms every year here. Between arils you can try Iris hoogiana, very

Juri Pirogov
Moscow, Russia
> От: Arnold Koekkoek <koekkoek@dordt.edu>
> Дата: 2 сентября 1998 г. 18:49
> Pat, in northern Maine, asks about iris in cold weather areas, and she
> lists those she has.  I was surprised to see in that list "Dutch iris",
> because the catalogs indicate, and my own experience here in zone 4
> confirms, that they won't take my winter.  Pat, do you grow those on a
> regular basis, or are you just trying them, or has someone told you they
> will grow in your area or .......?
> Arnole

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