Iris minutoaurea

John Lonsdale
Fri, 05 May 2006 10:03:11 PDT

On Fri, 5 May 2006 12:26:17 -0400 "Jim McKenney" 
<> wrote:

> Does anyone know when Iris minutoaurea should bloom? 
>There is a nice clump
> in the garden, but I don't see buds. 


If I. minutoaurea hasn't flowered yet then it won't this 
year (unless it just emerged from a late-melting 
snowbank).  Mine all finished about 2 weeks ago.  It is 
unfortunately shy-flowering, a couple of flowers being 
normal.  I divided mine two years ago and one relocation 
had 14 flowers on a clump only 4-5" across.  I have no 
idea why, or whether it will repeat, but it looked great!

We are also far too dry but the weather has suited 
seed-setting on many plants that I don't normally get much 
or any seed on.  Just about every erythronium is in seed, 
which is quite unusual.



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