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As a comment about Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Sinfonietta'), eclayne wrote:

Planted in spring 2011. As we had a very mild winter, with lows dipping to 0F or just below on only two nights, I'm unsure of it's hardiness here. Has a nice upright vase shaped form and is very vigorous.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 29, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Has this one survived in zone 6a?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Aug 29, 2015 9:20 AM CST

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It survived for 3 years with increase then nothing. I don't know if it was cold or poor culture which killed it. I've since noticed that LA rhizomes tend to "rise to the surface" and expose themselves.
Evan
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 29, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Some are supposed to do better in the north than others. Reading through the zone ratings is tedious.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Aug 30, 2015 8:56 AM CST

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They've grown Sinfonietta at the Iris Friendship Garden at Highland Park in Rochester, NY.
http://zydecoirises.com/Inspiration/IrisFriendshipGarden/IFG...
Pg. 2 http://zydecoirises.com/Inspiration/IrisFriendshipGarden/IFG...
Evan
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 30, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Cool. I have a lot of iris and would like to extend the season, mix them with repeaters and rebloomers, etc.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Aug 30, 2015 9:58 AM CST

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