Hi Margie: What ag. zone are you in? I would love to grow "regular"
irises but my zone (9) seems to preclude anything but Spurias, Dietes,
Ungulacaris, etc. I do have a yellow iris, TB, that blooms very early
here and a purple that blooms a little later. The pictures many
publish just make me drool but I know I cannot grow them. Thanks
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:48 AM, Margie Valenzuela<IrisLady@comcast.net> wrote:
> This is GUATEMALA................A 2005 Tom Johnson Introduction. Unusual.
> It is listed as an early bloomer, but it blooms mid-season for me. It could
> be that it just seems to be a midseason bloomer to me, because I'm working
> with quite a few V VE, VE to E varieties in my crosses. Our weather is
> usually warm enough to have irises bloom in late February, or early March,
> but there are just not many of those V VE irises that exist. Part of my
> hybridizing efforts is to create more of these irises so those of us in the
> warm southern states can experience a longer bloom season. The biggest
> drawback for introducing irises that bloom this early in the season is that
> many of them are usually long past 'their bloom season' by the time the Iris
> Treks or AIS Conventions are in full swing. So <alas> they are rarely seen
> by the public.
> ~ Margie V.
> Oro Valley, AZ.
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