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Hybridizer John J. Ohl (1905-1971)¹

Leon, Kansas, USA

SEED CULTURE IN KANSAS—I plant iris seed in October or November, making sure the soil goes into the winter moist, and I keep it that way till spring. I plant very thick, as I believe this helps the seedlings to come through; they have to be transplanted anyway, when still small. I plant them 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep, and last year lightened the soil with Vermiculite, with which I also covered them, though I don't know whether it did any real good or not. If you don't have a coldframe, the next best thing is to take two frames of glass sash and set them up in an inverted V-shape over the row. A wire bent over the tops, extending down about 2 inches over the outside will hold the glass up even in a hard wind. Use a hook at each end to hold them together. I use this method to good advantage here, stringing out several sash over a whole row and leaving the ends open for ventilation.—John Ohl, Wichita, Kans. [American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 75.]


Arilbred: 'Bella Mohr'

Border Bearded: 'Glow On', 'Osage Night'.

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Mini-Doxa'.

Tall Bearded: 'Ai Ai Ai', 'Belle Amie', 'Betty Jo Krepps', 'Bronze Overlay', 'Canyon Rust', 'Darl Secret', 'Derby' R.1943, 'Doris Aline', 'Flutter Of Pleats', 'Gentle Lady', 'High Society', 'Holding Power', 'Joan Caulfield', 'John Ohl', 'Johnie Esther', 'Late Sunset', 'Nude With Orange', 'Pink Drift', 'Secret Pal', 'Soft Light', 'Tamara Diane Davis', 'Tan Bark',

¹ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012., U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2014.

-- BobPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r10 - 31 Dec 2018, DavidPotembski
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