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Re: CULT: potting Louisianas

From: "Patrick O'Connor" <swamp@ix.netcom.com>


I have left Louisianas in water and had the water freeze on top.  No
problem.  I would be dubious about leaving them in pots in your area,
however.  I can't say that they would not make it, but a really hard freeze
would represent conditions that they never encounter in the wild.  

At 02:04 PM 9/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>From: dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net (Dennis Kramb)
>I bought some fulvas, virginicas, versicolors, etc. earlier in spring and
>planted them directly into the ground.  They've done okay, I guess.
>I'll soon be getting a collection of Louisianas and brevicaulis, and was
>contemplating this potting technique.  How do you guys think about potting
>them and leaving them on my patio right up against the wall of the house
>and then dumping mulch over top of them?
>Will that be okay?  Will it be too warm?  Too cold?  Will the roots freeze?
>Dennis Kramb; dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net
>Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
>Member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, RIS, SIGNA, & Miami Valley Iris Society
>Primary Interests: Arilbreds, Rebloomers, and Native Ohio Species Irises
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