Juno Irises

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:31:50 PDT
>and of course : http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…

Dear Lee,
	All good suggestions from Luc.  Thanks

	Junos are poorly represented in gardens. Unlike all the rest 
of the genus, bulbous iris are not part of either the British Iris 
Society or the American Iris Society. Although the latter is the 
official registrar of iris, bulbous iris are handled by the Royal 
Dutch Bulb Growers and as such with less commercial bulbs, generally 

	A few years ago I edited a publication called 'Gardening with 
Iris Species, as part of an International Symposium at the Missouri 
Botanical Gardens. We arranged for Alan McMurtrie* to write a good 
summary of Junos which you can read on line by going to 
http://www.junos.ca/HTML%20Pages/articles.html then scroll down about 
3/4 of the page to Junos: An Overview.
	The article page also has links to a variety of hybrids and 
species in pix.

	Junos make up about 1/4 of all iris species, but few people 
grow even half dozen forms. Mine are mostly finishing up. I can 
recommend Jane McGary as a source for the easy and beautiful 
'Sindpers' hybrid and I magnifica grows readily in most garden soils. 
Same for I bucharica and others.

	You should be able to grow at least some of them very easily 
in Mediterranean climates.

		Best		Jim W.

Alan, a Canadian grower and hybridizer, is best known for his 
advances in Reticulata Iris hybrids, but his web site cover lots of 
'edgy' irises. Start with http://www.reticulatairis.com/index.html 
and enjoy.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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