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New Berlin, WI (Zone 5b)
Nov 14, 2015 8:31 AM CST
|This is Beautiful! I have not seen one like this here in Wisconsin!, Is there any way one could be shipped here and could live
here? still in awww,, Thank you for sharing.
Nov 23, 2015 1:10 PM CST
|As an amateur zinnia breeder, I continue to be amazed by, and envious of, the fantastic colorations available to iris breeders. This one raises the bar, in my opinion. White, brown, and blue !!!
I don't think there is any country that has that combination on their flag.
In zinnias I can do the white and the brown, but not the blue. If only irises would bloom in six weeks from seed and set viable seeds in another three weeks. By growing two generations of zinnias indoors during the Winter and another two generations outdoors during the Spring, Summer, and Fall, I get 4 generations a year. If I could approach that kind of turnover in Irises, I would be all over them.
Nov 30, 2015 10:44 AM CST
| @djkkruschk,This Iris came from Superstition Iris Gardens in California. They have their information up on Facebook only instead of a website. I believe the dwarfs can withstand the cold in Wisconsin, but I'd check with them to be sure about the hardiness.
@zenman, I can't argue about the rapid return on annual seeds. Some plants require more patience than others, but all have their merits and faults. My earliest Iris start in February, and I have a few blooming now, so by choosing carefully, you can have a long window of bloom... Just not the big boom of color that we get in April and May... Or certainly that you would get all summer from zinnias.
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