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Re: TB: I. germanica
  • Subject: Re: TB: I. germanica
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 08:36:25 -0500


Very nice clump, Linda.  It almost looks like one I've been trying to id here, but alas, my purchased I germanica didn't survive long enough to bloom.  I'll have to hunt it down again, but I also have quite a few other historics I'm trying to id as well.
Last year, I finally managed to id an iris I've been growing for close to 20 years.  What a thrill that was!
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@lock-net.com>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 7:16 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: I. germanica

> First iris I fell in love with as a child. Wish they would all grow and
> bloom like this. every year.
> Under the eave drip line (no gutters), buried in leaves that blow in,
> undisturbed for ~30 yrs.  Bright red-purple moneywort in the foreground
> and blue & white blue-eyed Mary farther back.
> This one usually is at least partly frozen out by erratic winter and
> early spring freezes.  It must have liked our record cold winter - never
> have seen it put up so many stalks.  If it did this every year, I
> wouldn't have started pollen daubing!
> Linda Mann
> east TN zone 7 USA
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