Pacific Coast Irises in the east

Kathleen Sayce
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:03:56 PDT
Ernie’s comment,  I am of the opinion that if enough people in the east try and grow PCIs from seed nature will select those that are best adapted for our conditions, is correct. 

We have some west coast growers looking for east coast gardeners to work with to improve hardiness in PCI. In our next issue of Pacific Iris, there will be a request for this from Garry Knipe, a hybridizer in Cupertino, CA, who is looking for eastern partners. 

PCI also intensely dislike hot, humid summer conditions, which gardeners may read as die quickly under these circumstances. This keeps them from being grown in much of the south to east portions of north america. 


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