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arilnut

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Oncos 2012
« on: January 15, 2012, 06:41:34 PM »
I think it's better to put this in Iris than the seed section.
Here is a photo of Acutiloba lineolata seeds I just potted.
They were cut on Dec.-3-2011.

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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 07:25:19 PM »
good result and now we're waiting for the flowers  ;D
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 11:42:19 PM »
Well done, John!
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 02:53:32 PM »
Thanks to actual climatical conditions it is possible to make perhaps unique pictures: Iris damascena with snow and Iris atropurpurea with snow - in bloom. ::)
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 03:08:50 PM »
Great Hans !!!
I think Iris atropurpurea never saw snow in the wild ;D but I damascena could have snow.
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 03:18:10 PM »
Lovely clumps Hans, I hope that the sudden cold while they are growing won't start any rot. I expect they wont mind if they are well rooted.
 Iris autropurpurea survived lows of minus 20 C here last winter. (it was very unhappy but looks well now)
We sometimes forget that plants evolve so that they can survive the extremes that they may have to endure only once in a thousand years or more. Not just the conditions which they normally enjoy.
We can make use of this as gardeners.
living near Stranraer, Scotland. Gardening in the West of Scotland and Derbyshire, England.

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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »
I agree with you Peter.
This very cold period will be appreciated to see how Onco are frost resistant but my experience is that they are not frost sensitive if they are dry.
Will see in few weeks... with every species.
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 08:51:59 PM »
Wow...what a sight!
Fred, to be correct, Iris atropurpurea has seen snow only one time in the last century (some 50 years ago) :P ;D
Here it has started to flower in nature  ;)
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 09:04:34 PM »
Very good news Miriam  ;)
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 03:44:07 PM »
Mouthwatering images Hans !!
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 06:56:46 PM »
Did you prepare the seed in any way prior to sowing John?

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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 10:01:29 PM »
Did you prepare the seed in any way prior to sowing John?
Hi Ron.  I use the forced germination method on them.  I soak for a week, then cut the
end of the seed to expose the embryo and place on damp vermiculite in the containers.
These are put in the fridge and  checked every week. When they start to grow I
pot them into seed trays.

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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 10:14:40 PM »
Thank you for the info John. Approx what % success rate do you anticipate with this method?

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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 11:12:37 AM »
Iris atropurpurea has started to flower!
And this is what I found today  8)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 11:16:46 AM by Miriam »
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Re: Oncos 2012
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 02:13:30 PM »
Wonderful sight Miriam !  :o
Thanks for showing - makes a change for the solid frozen landscape out here...
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