Help - Iris vartanii

Jane McGary
Sun, 10 May 2009 14:12:34 PDT
Jim Waddick asked,
>         Does anyone grow Iris vartanii?
>         This is an I. reticulata relative from Lebanon, Jordan etc. I
>understand it puts up foliage and blooms as early as Dec. and
>requires a mild Mediterranean climate to thrive.
>         How far north can it be grown- Diana can you grow it? Or Jane
>or Paige ?

Sorry, I have never had the opportunity to try this plant. However, I 
grow a number of other plants from Lebanon and Jordan in the bulb 
frames, where they have been hardy down to about 20 degrees F when 
moisture is carefully controlled.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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