English Iris

Kenneth Hixson khixson@nu-world.com
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 16:37:22 PDT
Hi, James
> 	Can anyone suggest a good source for more varieties? 

	I'll second your request.  I don't think the Dutch
are particularly interested in English Iris--apparently they
don't force well, and they flower a couple/three weeks later
than the Dutch Iris.  They can kind of get lost in the rush
of so many things flowering in spring.
	On the other hand, the flowers are noticeably larger.
I haven't hybridized them, but have raised open pollenated
seedlings.  I seem to recall they took four to five years to
flower, perhaps with TLC they might do better.
	The mix I got ran heavily to a white stippled/spotted
with light lilac.  Don't know if that was virus, or a genetic
color pattern.  Those bulbs quickly became compost.


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