In a message dated 3/21/2006 6:26:42 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<Do you think it would be hardy enough for more harsh
Franchelle, I want to revise that from harsh zone to colder
I don't really think your zone is less harsh by virtue of being
hotter! Both extremes have their problems. It's usually the
combination of excessive moisture and high temperatures that create the problems
in our area.
When I've had irises bloom in 100+ temperatures, they have not
been particularly pretty, a bit like wet tissue.