John C. MacGregor
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:23:38 PST

You do realize that this Brazilian Neomarica caerulea is not very  
hardy?  The A-Z Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants says 50F/10C  
minimum?!?!  That's ridiculous.  In Pasadena it has survived  
temperatures as low as 18F for short periods (overnight).  But from  
what I am hearing on weather reports from your area, I think this  
would not be a good time to send it to you.  What is the normal last  
frost date for you?  My guess is that it would be better to send it  
to you in May, and by then it would run less risk of freezing in  
transit.  Why don't you send me an email about that time and remind  
me of my promise.  If this won't work for you, please let me know.

John C. MacGregor
South Pasadena, CA
USDA Zone 9
Sunset Zones 21/23

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