Pacific Coast Native iris (PCN) Advice Sought

James Waddick
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:45:11 PDT
Dear friends;
	I know this has been discussed before, but I wonder if anyone 
outside of the Pacific Coast or the native range of ANY of the PCN 
species has been able to grow any species or hybrid for 3 years or 
more. (UK and similar mild climates doesn't count here, since they do 
great in the UK).
	Specifically in the Midwest or East Coast, US.

	I have seen I douglasiana growing on the cliffs above Pt 
Reyes, CA and I tenax in the road side weeds in OR and have managed 
to keep a few alive for a year, but never had a bloom or  long term 

	They grow like weeds from seed, but do not winter over.

	I am curious if they need more drastic cultivation in the mid 
west such as growing in a sand bed or on a dry wall.  or grow them in 
shade and scree, or...... ?  suggestions please.

	How far north along the Pacific Coast do they prosper? Brit. 
Columbia?, S. Alaska?

	I am curious to try this again aggressively, but IN THE 
GROUND, not pots.

	Please advise.	Thanks	Jim
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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	Summer 100F +

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