Juno season 2012 (northern hemisphere)

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:17:05 PST
Peter wrote0
>First Juno in flower this year, Iris Sindpers.

'Sindpers' flowers later here in Oregon, usually at the beginning of 
March. I found that despite the severe weather at my former garden, 
it grew best in the open in a high sand-and-gravel berm. It's in the 
bulb house now but if it increases enough I'll try it without cover again.

The first Juno (Scorpiris) is in flower here too, but it is Iris 
stenophylla, a very tiny species with purple flowers. It has been out 
of its longtime pot (grown from Archibalds' seed in the early 1990s) 
for a year and a half now, and has increased, apparently by stolons, 
as the two new plants are about 8 cm from the larger ones. Many of my 
bulbs are increasing better in the deep raised beds where they now grow.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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