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Re: Re: TB: Superstition

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: TB: Superstition
  • From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 07:43:44 -0700

In hot climates like Arizona or Sacramento, it is prudent to give black iris
as much afternoon shade as possible. Cool years are fine but hot years can
fry the blooms before it even gets open.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: <lmmunro@hotmail.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 7:06 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB: Superstition

> Hi Kathy:
>   I think the iris has substance. It seems pretty tough, and the
> blooms last a while; I would say maybe 4 days. I've never had a black
> toned iris bloom for me before, so I have nothing to compare it to.
> But I also live in NJ and don't know how it would react to Arizona
> climate. I think one of the nicest things about this iris is its form
> is good. Many blacks I see don't have a nice shape; too flaring;
> orsmallish standards; or flounced in a funny way, etc. This one has
> that nice 'waterfall' classic iris shape. But its not as black as the
> blackest iris, if you can live with that.
> Laetitia
> --- In iris-photos@y..., cathycampi@a... wrote:
> > In a message dated 7/30/01 8:27:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > fjmjedwards@w... writes:
> >
> >
> > > How is its substance, Laetitia?  I dislike irises that can't hold
> up more
> > > than one day.  Many of the older ones, especially the dark ones
> collapse in
> > > the heat here in Arizona.
> > > Francelle Edwards,  Glendale, AZ   zone 9
> > >
> >
> > Sorry for jumping in but  SUPERSTITION bloomed for us in late
> April. That
> > makes it a late bloomer for us as that was the end of spring bloom.
> No
> > bleaching despite 12+ hours of direct sun. 3-5 days per bloom.
> Stopped
> > blooming when the days  got in the 95F range.
> >
> > Cathleen,Zone 9b,Average temp for April was 85 F
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