Rodger Whitlock" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >Is anyone growing this successfully enough >to reliably get flowers? If so, what kind of soil >mix do you use and what is your watering >regimen in summer? Do you dry it off completely >and bake it in the sun, give it dry shade, keep >it cool and damp, or what? Hi Roger, I grow this, and have several photos on the PBS wiki Iris page (per the url listed below). I got mine from John Lonsdale, and I think I can speak for the both of us... it's a wonderful Iris, and unique among the Juno section to be the very last to flower in June. I grow mine at the edge of a slightly raised bed 8" deep, in clay soil amended with lots of sand, where the roots can reach a subbase of much heavier rocky clay soil... all in full sun. Seems to like the conditions I've given it. In the same bed, I grow Brodiaeas and Trits, which get ample moisture in spring, but I allow to dry out in summer... although there is no protection so rain and thunderstorms certainly saturate the beds at times. Just tonight, I cut off the dry stems. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States email@example.com "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!