Dutch iris requirements

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 11 Sep 2003 11:27:26 PDT
Dear Jane and all;
	You are destroying my illusions of fields of Dutch Iris 
growing in the Pacific NW. I understood that this was at one time a 
major growing area for Dutch Iris (among others).
	Here they are planted in fall, bloom in spring and disappear.

	Bulbs seem hardy enough, but they are NOT long lived. A rare 
bulb blooms weakly the second year.

	The Dutch must grow them literally by the ton as they are 
cheap and widely available. What's an Iberian bulb doing flourishing 
in Holland?

	Can anyone report long term success with them?

		best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

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