Re: Jan Elizabeth
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Jan Elizabeth
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 20:11:02 -0000
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--- In iris-photos@y..., lmmunro@h... wrote:
> JAN ELIZABETH is just so beautiful. I'm such a sucker for old
> fashioned pinks! Are most of your iris first year?
Yes, I either transplanted or purchased and planted every iris on my farm just
last year (with the exception of a couple of unknowns mixed in with the
> You mentioned you did not know whether she would be back again next
> year. Do you find that alot of them fail to survive after first year
> growth? Or just fail to bloom? Or that pinks are more finicky?
I don't know what to expect from JAN ELIZABETH next year, but I'm very
worried about her because she has only put on a single increase since I
planted her a year ago. She did make it through a particularly severe winter
this first year, so I know she's tough. I'm just worried about her lack of vigor. I
wouldn't mind a bit not to see bloom on her next year if she would just turn her
energy toward growing increases instead.
I have heard that pinks can be more difficult than other colors here in the frigid
north, but the only pink I've had a significant problem with so far is BEVERLY
SILLS. I tend to have more problems with bright oranges. Both
OKTOBERFEST and ROBUSTO rotted out on me before I ever saw them
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