Mediterranean and South African irids

J.E. Shields
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:47:29 PST

I've tried some of them here in Indiana but with poor results.  I'm sure 
there is a way to grow them in the Northeastern third of the USA, but I 
never found it.

If they grow to bloom size and actually put up a flower stalk, the lack of 
sunshine in our winters means you rarely see an open flower.

Sparaxis and Babiana simply failed to grow well here in central 
Indiana.  You might need to try Hi Intensity MH lamps to get them to perform.

I keep a few Moraea and Triteleia; but all the Babiana, Romulea, and 
Sparaxis have been discarded.  California is a whole different ballgame, 

Good luck!

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344

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