Iris rosenbachiana

Jane McGary
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 16:18:30 PDT
John Lonsdale wrote,
Jane (and others who grow them) - do your NW US Fritillaria seedlings go
>dormant fairly early?  I find that they and the Rhinopetalum section tend to
>early dormancy - especially after they get a whiff of weather in the 70s for
>a couple of days and there is even a hint of dryness in the pots.

I have also noticed this. The American ones usually manage to make bulbs 
anyway, but the Asian ones can fail to form bulbs when this happens. Since 
they germinate so early, it's difficult to know what to do with them when 
it's too cold to keep them outdoors, but the indoor facilities heat up too 

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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