Hi, Francelle -- I agree with
Brian. Sometimes, an iris will grow better elsewhere than in its home
garden. I know it from experience. My only guess is that,
occasionally, a cross will produce a seedling that is viable, but will not
flourish in its native environment. I'd suggest that you keep one rhizome
and breed it, as has been suggested, and send the other one
I have had a seedling for several years that I like
very much, but it just doesn't do well here. I was surprised to learn that
it is growing and increasing very well at Winterberry Gardens, which is about
1,000 feet higher elevation. Also, another seedling, which I really prize,
suddenly nose-dived last year and I was left with only two attached
rhizomes. I sent one to Winterberry Gardens and kept the other.
Both are now
flourishing. So, I'd say, take a chance. --
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Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 5:55
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB:
I like this even better than your seedling that I saw at national.
Have you tried having it grown in a garden further north? Possibly it will do
much better out of the heat. Maybe not too. You never know.
I know that I have sent some of my seedlings down to my mom and sister in
Texas and they have done much better than here in Illinois. Go figure.
Just thought I would throw in my two cents worth
In a message dated 9/2/2008 3:55:36 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
This is the time I have to make final decisions on
some of my seedlings. I need suggestions about this one. It has
bloomed four years for me, and I have received more compliments on it than
on most of my other ones. I have been told that it is a unique color
and pattern. Its problem is that it a poor grower, subject to many
problems in my garden. After all this time, I have only two healthy
rhizomes. I am tempted to toss them, yet I hate to. What should
Francelle Edwards Glendale,
AZ Zone 9
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