Iris cycloglossa
Tue, 20 Jul 2004 18:57:06 PDT
Rodger Whitlock" wrote:

>Is anyone growing this successfully enough 
>to reliably get flowers? If so, what kind of soil 
>mix do you use and what is your watering
>regimen in summer? Do you dry it off completely 
>and bake it in the sun, give it dry shade, keep 
>it cool and damp, or what?

Hi Roger,

I grow this, and have several photos on the PBS wiki Iris page (per the url 
listed below).  I got mine from John Lonsdale, and I think I can speak for the 
both of us... it's a wonderful Iris, and unique among the Juno section to be 
the very last to flower in June.  I grow mine at the edge of a slightly raised 
bed 8" deep, in clay soil amended with lots of sand, where the roots can reach 
a subbase of much heavier rocky clay soil... all in full sun.  Seems to like 
the conditions I've given it.  In the same bed, I grow Brodiaeas and Trits, 
which get ample moisture in spring, but I allow to dry out in summer... although 
there is no protection so rain and thunderstorms certainly saturate the beds 
at times.  Just tonight, I cut off the dry stems.…

Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States "New England" USDA Zone 5
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