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Re: Re: Iris germination

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Iris germination
  • From: "Hensler" hensler@povn.net
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 07:13:28 -0700

Hi Darm,

Welcome to the group.

All of these iris species benefit from a soaking (at least a week with
frequent changes of water to remove any germination inhibitor.) followed by
at least 4 weeks of stratification. Since we're usually a zone 4, all of our
seedlings are started indoors in flats with the exception of the beardeds to
give them a jump on the season. We use a good, light weight potting medium
and plant the seeds about 1/4" deep. It's never a good idea to leave iris
seeds on the surface since they can dry out quickly.

Depending on the aggressiveness of the individual seedling, bloom can be as
early as 1 year from germination though the average (on all) is more like
2-3 years. Amount of increase also depends on the individual. Worst increase
we've seen was one new fan each year; best was in excess of 75 fans at 3

Good luck,

Skip & Christy Hensler
Newport, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darm CROOK" <crook1945@yahoo.com>

>   This winter I obtained some Iris seed [probably
> another headache] for the following ; I. Siberica ; I.
> Yellow Flag; and I. Graminea . These new aquisitions
> make me ask the following questions as I know nothing
> about Iris germination patterns .

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