Iris magnifica, Eremerus himalaicus

Jane McGary
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:22:28 PDT
Kathleen asked,
At 12:00 PM 3/28/2009, you wrote:
>I have three lots of seed, two of Iris magnifica, and one of Eremerus
>himalaicus, that have been at 40F for three months, with no signs of
>Should I move them to 70F, as I am doing with several lots that need
>cold followed by warm to sprout, or keep them at 40F for a few more

Living in a climate similar to Kathleen's, I have grown plenty of 
Iris magnifica by just planting it in the fall and leaving it 
outdoors, protected from rain. The seeds will probably germinate this 
spring or next. This is one of the easiest Juno irises to grow from 
seed and has even self-sown here. It does fine outdoors given very 
good drainage and a dry summer, but deer will eat the leaves.

Eremurus seeds can be quite erratic in germination; you may have to 
keep the seed pot for a few years, but I wouldn't bring it indoors.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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