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[PHOTO] Iris Aphylla, local historical selection


This local historical Iris Aphylla is one of the first irises that
I cultivated. This iris came from an abandoned homestead
half a mile south of here. A small clump had survived near
a foundation remains, growing on its own since the
depression in the early 1930's until I found it in the mid-late
1970's. There were also a couple clumps of chives surviving
without cultivation all those years.

When I first clean-cultivated this iris in good garden soil with
afternoon shade and watered it to keep it actively growing
throughout the summer, this iris continued to have some
repeat bloom all summer until early fall.

When this iris is exposed to dry weather without extra water, 
it goes dormant after it's initial bloom.

It is one of the first irises to bloom, here. The first flowers
come almost at ground level. The flowers come higher as fans 
grow. It can grow 12" - 14" high. Some years it is loaded with 
'bee pods.' Some years it makes no seed pods.

The individual flowers aren't much to look at, but it makes a 
nice clump. This clump is probably 3 years old.

Dan Mason   zone 3, NW Ontario
dmason@rainyriver.lakeheadu.ca

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