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{Disarmed} Re: Sea Power

  • Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] Sea Power
  • From: "Riley Probst" rprobst02@earthlink.net
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 10:45:17 -0500

We have planted Sea Power 3 times.  It does not grow well in this area if it grows at all.  It is indeed the most beautiful thing in the iris world. 
As for cutting foliage, we were trained not to cut back the foliage due to the photosynthesis always going on in green leaves.  Constant nourishment is being made by green leaves for the mother rhizome and the increase. Brown tips or brown leaves are no longer in production.  We cut them
----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Adams
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:08 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Sea Power

Does anyone have this in their garden ??
I planted it yesterday and am worried about how vigorous it will be (I find that many of the ones I find most beautiful are fussy growers while others are like weeds).
OH - and another cultivation question.  I have always cut back the leaves just about now (along with all the other perrenials that are browning back) , but was told last year not to do that..... what are your thoughts about this??

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