Beverly............I believe Donald has
something here. Your climate may be more suitable for Louisiana Irises. Have you
tried growing those? There are many lovely LA irises. I'll post a few for
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
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Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 7:20
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB Photo:
I think the vast majority of bearded irises won't do well in Beverly's part
of the world. Doesn't get cold enough in the winter and even with perfect
drainage there will be too many occasions when they simply are going to stay
too wet. I've lived there and have lots of relatives still in the area, my
sister being one. I gave her some Louisiana iris and they have thrived there
whereas mine have all died save one. They'd do o.k. here if I could provide
the water they need, but for her it's a natural situation.
I also gave
her a pseudacorus that also has done well. Tough plant, but my generally dry
conditions finally killed it.