Iris unguicularis

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:52:52 PST
My Iris unguicularis has been blooming for a week or two now. It got 
very little water to almost no water all summer so having summer 
rainfall can't be the reason for it to bloom. I looked at the dates I 
have taken pictures and there are many years with pictures taken in 
November so I suspect that is the usual case. It never is dormant and 
every year I just barely remember to cut the leaves off at ground 
level just as it is starting to bloom.  I don't think it would be an 
easy plant to share. Kathleen will need to come to Northern 
California some summer for a visit and help divide it. I assume that 
would be the best time to accomplish this and pot it up afterwards.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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