Re: Re: PCH
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: PCH
- From: "Sandra Barss" email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 21:18:55 -0600
I was trying to ascertain the light requirement for them when
I was asking about whether they would bloom in the shade. By the sounds of
it, they would require more than just normal window
lighting in order to bloom indoors.
>From: "Jan Clark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [iris-photos] Re: PCH
>Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 16:22:17 +1100
> >I love these irises. I know the winter is getting too
> >long when I think of asking this..., but does anyone know if
> >these would be suitable for growing indoors ? If not, will
> >these bloom in the shade ?
>I grow mine with morning sun, or in 1/2 shade, and they seem to like that.
>We are zone 9 here, and the summer sun can be intense. They don't like to
>watered on hot evenings. A sure way to kill them.
>I rescued some from the garden of a deceased member of the iris society in
>December. It was very hot and dry, they had not been watered for months,
>they came away with very little soil attatched, and the leaves looking
>rather sad. I soaked them in water overnight, and planted under a camelia
>bush, in the shade, facing South East, and lost only 1 out of 12 plants.
>They are now putting out new growth, and will most likely bloom in Spring.
>They have had very little water during the Summer as we are in drought
>They are certainly tough critters.
>I am enjoying the photos. I will try and scan a few more of mine for you.
>Cheers, Jan in Aus.
>Hotmail now available on Australian mobile phones. Go to
Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*
Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/