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Re: CULT: Potted irises in Fla

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: CULT: Potted irises in Fla
  • From: lmmunro@hotmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 03:06:25 -0000

Mark:
   Did you ever try to grow an iris in the ground?? Just wondering if 
you put them in pots because you found out the hard way, or you were 
told this had to be done. I figured it would have something to do 
with excessive moisture in the ground, the possibility of rot??
Laetitia

--- In iris-photos@y..., BigAlligator@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 8/23/01 12:11:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> land_of_mu@y... writes:
> 
> << Mark- Please explain why all bearded irises are grown in pots in 
>  florida.  What is it about the environment that necessitates this? 
>>
> 
> Mike,
>      I am not sure why.  It may be that the Irises don't like the 
sandy soil, 
> or that the pots give them more chilling in the winter months.  
This is 
> something I am trying to find out myself, but since Irises are not 
typically 
> grown here...
> 
> Mark A. Cook
> BigAlligator@a...
> Dunnellon, Florida.


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