Juno season 2012 (northern hemisphere)

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:12:48 PST
last year Sindpers was a month later for me. planifolia is nearly always
first but I lost them all last winter, seedlings are growing though.
Usually stenophylla allisonii is about now, along with I galatica. I lost
stenophylla ssp stenophylla to virus some years ago but today I found
seedlings germinated and growing. I may not have any flowers on stenophylla
this year as last year was such a bad growing year here.
Often rosenbachiana types will try to flower in November, but I have
managed to hold them back this year and the first one has just started to
move. It looks like a race between narbuti and rosenbachiana for second
place this year.

The danger is if the flowers freeze they rot on thawing, and the rot
infects the neck of the bulb.

I'm surprised if I steophylla is being stoloniferous, I have seen the side
bulbs grow away from the mother bulb a little though. Could the roots/
offsetts have got detatched and sprouted? or seeds been planted out with
the bulbs?
Peter (UK)

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Jane McGary
<janemcgary@earthlink.net>wrote:'Sindpers' flowers later here in
Oregon, usually at the beginning

> The first Juno (Scorpiris) is in flower here too, but it is Iris
> stenophylla,.. It has been out
> of its longtime pot (grown from Archibalds' seed in the early 1990s)
> for a year and a half now, and has increased, apparently by stolons,
> as the two new plants are about 8 cm from the larger ones.

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