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Re: Re: Spurias: clump

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Spurias: clump
  • From: "Judy Hunt" judyhunt1@bellsouth.net
  • Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 21:25:05 -0500

Wonderful garden photo, Jim!  Crystal Prism is a lovely iris.
Judy Hunt
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Rohrer
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Spurias: clump

Linda ,I grow some yellow spuria which you can see in this attached picture behind Crystal Prism,. I'm in Z=7 but I don't know If I'm any wettter or dryer than Donald. I'm just 50 miles south down the mountain from Neil.

Jim Rohrer
591 Riveroak Circle
Inman, SC  29349
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Mann
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 1:33 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Spurias: clump

Colleen said:
<They don't like humid wet summers, does that rule you out? They are
very  tolerant of summer-dry soils,..>

It might - depends on the year!  We've had summers that have almost been
rain free, tho humidity usually stays pretty high.  This summer, it
seemed to rain an inch to several inches every few days through most of
the summer.  It finally quit raining in late August (? I think).

Soil drainage is never a problem out in the gravelly part of the garden,
but if they are prone to diseases that thrive with high humidity, they
probably wouldn't do well here.

Anybody in the southeastern US in wetter areas than Donald Eaves trying
to grow Spurias?  Walter, Bill, Janet?  Anybody in Region 7?

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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