Luminatas--Special Care?

onederwAugust 17, 2012

Just received Moonlit Water from Schreiner's. It's now cooling its heels, er, roots, in a pot till this blistering heat wave finally passes. Meanwhile, however, I've seen several postings on the board suggesting that luminatas can be tricky--but I have yet to discover why they're temperamental or what their special care requirements might be. Any and all advice would be welcome.



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generally, heavily inbred iris are weaker growers, so it's not limited to the luminata pattern. Some grow just fine, though they may be smaller plants. Of all that I have grown - the ones which have stuck around are New Leaf, Fancy Dress, Athens and Lip Service.


    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 12:36PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I have not had trouble with Telepathy, Daughter of Stars, or New Leaf. Those are the only ones I have, and all have done well.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 2:38AM
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Thanks Chad, thanks Renee! Love New Leaf that both of you have! I think Moonlit Water should do well, provided I don't indulge in my worst habit--moving them too often. Meanwhile, however, I'm also saving my pennies for Spendthrift--hopefully it will be cheaper (a little) next year than this year!


Here is a link that might be useful: Spendthrift

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:11AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Oh goodness. That one will make a statement! I think Moonlit Water will do fine for you.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 1:09AM
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