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Re: SPU: Midnight Rival

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Midnight Rival
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gerrysnyder@attbi.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:24:42 -0700

brice rose wrote:
> Hi Mike, it is just beautiful!  How different of care do you them compared
> to the T.B.  Bonnie, who wants to order some of these.


Around here the conventional wisdom is that they grow well with TB
cultivation practices, with two caveats: 1) You can not let the roots
dry out until the plant is established or it will die. 2) They are more
sensitive to constancy of summer moisture--they can be happy going
dormant without water, and they can be happy with regular watering. But
if they go dormant and then get significant water problems arise. I
assume because the molds are active when the plant isn't, so there's no

Go ahead and get some. You will be glad you did.

Gerry Snyder, AIS Symposium Chair and Director, Region 15 RVP
in warm, winterless Los Angeles--zone 9b-ish, Sunset 18-19

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