Donald, do you water these at all in the summer?I treat my arilbreds the same as my TBs, and
they don’t go dormant. They don’t
rot either.They get along just fine.
Francelle EdwardsGlendale,AZZone 9
-----Original Message----- From: Donald Eaves
[mailto:email@example.com] Sent:Saturday, August 23, 2003 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [iris-photos] AB dormancy
Here's a photo of what nearly all the arilbreds look
like this year. TABRIZ in the back still has some green on the fans, but
ZERZURA is in complete dormancy (I hope). Every year I wonder if
they are dormant or dead. So far the rate of survival has been high on those that
go dormant. The earliest ones that reached dormancy have essentially lost
any sign of leaves. Either I've cleaned, they've rotted naturally or the wind
has blown it away. They were much later going into the dormant stage this
year. There are quite a few with TABRIZ-like green still showing that
usually are completely dormant (no green).
Donald Eaves email@example.com Texas Zone 8, USA