Aril Society International

James Waddick
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 07:36:33 PDT
>Dear Jim,
>How much winter rainfall can these irises tolerate?

Dear Mary Sue;
	Depends. The aril species make up more than 1/4 of ALL iris 
species and the hybrids with garden bearded iris number in the 
hundreds (thousands). And some of these are bred back to other aril 
species so you can oncocyclus/regelia hybrids etc.

	I suggest you try a few different sorts- I stolonifera for a 
start, and  aril-breds that are 50/50, or more onco, or less onco etc.
	Some are almost bulbous with short rounded rhizomes-others 
more stoloniferous.

	One of my favorites -  'Lancer' - has a good Aril look and is 
among the easiest tolerating a LOT of water in winter/spring here.

		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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