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Re: Belamcanda chinensis

  • Subject: Re: Belamcanda chinensis
  • From: irischapman@aim.com
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:42:53 -0400


Thanks for the picture.

I haven't been able to keep it alive after it bloome here. I suspect snow cover does the trick. At ground level under snow, it woulkd not feel the extremes of winter temperature.

Chuck Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: Barb Jackson <jacksonb@mts.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 8:17 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Belamcanda chinensis

There was some discussion on one of the iris lists recently about
Belamcanda chinensis. Here it is blooming in my garden in 2007. Seed
grown, it has proved hardy for 5 years through winters of up to -45C.
It did grow and increase this year, but no bloom. Too cold and wet a
season for it, I guess.

BJ in SW MB, Canadian Prairies, Zone 2b/3ish

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