Iris cycloglossa

James Waddick
Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:53:11 PDT
Dear all;
	Sorry to be slow to react about this wonderful Juno. It is 
one of the most recent Juno species to be described and introduced to 
cultivation. It is perhaps the most moisture loving of them all. It 
is confined to a very small area in Afghanistan in wet stream margins 
unlike any other Juno. It looks more like a Dutch iris than a Juno 
with narrow foliage and wide falls.

	It is best in the open not a bulb frame or bed for junos. It 
does not want summer drying or baking especially. The most vigorous 
bulbs I have seen were in Panayoti Kelaidis' garden. To keep it from 
drying our in the naturally dry Denver climate, he placed a large 
rock on top of the bulb to conserve moisture. The plants emerged from 
under the rock and formed a large mass. I planted a couple under a 
rock last year to imitate this method.

	It has become fairly common from dutch growers and should be 
tried by anyone who might have trouble keeping other Junos dry enough 
since this one does not need those conditions.

	Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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