Irises forum: ferraria...anyone growing them from seed?

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muffin
Jan 7, 2016 2:29 PM CST
wondering...I have seedlings up and wonder about experiences of others...I want them to SURVIVE!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 7, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Had not heard of these before and had to go look them up. Strange looking blooms! Be interested in the responses you get.
One of the questions you will probably be asked is what zone are you in. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 7, 2016 10:59 PM CST
I don't know them.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 7, 2016 11:02 PM CST
I didn't have much luck with them in California. I think I had Ferraria crispa. You might check with the folks in the bulb forum. I grew them in containers, and they came up the first year or two, and then just fizzled out. Could be the squirrels dug them up.. they destroyed my miniature daffodil collection. Sorry, I don't remember the particulars .. it's been quite awhile now.
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muffin
Feb 16, 2016 11:51 AM CST
ENDED UP WITH... 25/25! slower to sprout, but all seeds produced ferraria! I am just a little pleased...
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 16, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Feb 16, 2016 9:16 PM CST
I hope you'll post pictures when they bloom. The flowers on that whole Genus are really interesting.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Feb 16, 2016 9:23 PM CST
I'm going to follow this see what happens with them. Smiling
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 16, 2016 9:44 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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