Iris lazica

Tony Avent
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:32:33 PST

Did I understand that you are growing Iris unguicularis and I. lazica in the ground?  If so, what temps have these survived without snow cover and how many years have you had them in the ground?  Thanks.

Tony Avent
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Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:48 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Iris lazica

>Iris lazica is blooming today in one of my cold frames. Two unnamed
>accessions of the related I. unguicularis have also been blooming.

Dear Jim McK and all,
        Your lazica and unguilares are way ahead. I am close to - if not at the limit - but I unguiculares should open its first flower the next sunny day and no buds visible on lazica yet. No reticulata flowers, but many leaves poking up. Hope to see flowers ln I cretensis too. Fingers crossed.

        These are all in the ground and not in cold frames.

>Other than tommies, things are quiet on the crocus front - that's a puzzle.

        Our first was C. sieberi 'Firelfy' - then 'Bowles White'
followed by ancyrensis and then tommies, but just a few. Still anticipating a better show here too.

        Narc. 'Cedric Morris' has been open about 5 weeks and is just now looking sad and fading.  Meanwhile 'Rynfeld's Early Sensation' is coming on strong and blooming by the dozen.  Eranthis are about done and Adonis is well up, but not showing color yet. My few Cyclamen have fared as good as any winter and foliage is not badly damaged as usual. Even a single Rosmary plant in a cool part of the garden is surviving - this is a unique event.

        We too have this very odd weather. No winter to speak of, but wondering what's coming  -Snow and freezes in April or may?

                IS it spring?           Best            Jim
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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