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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: CINNAMON STICK
  • From: Robert Dickow dickow@uidaho.edu
  • Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 17:55:13 -0700

I grow Betty Cooper. Up here in Idaho Zone 5 nothing eats
my 35 spuria varieties, the foliage never dies back, and
they bloom their heads off by the 2nd year. I even get
10% bloom on new plantings. These iris are so foolproof
that I am reclaiming more and more lawn area to them.

For some nice spuria photos, be sure to check out

Bob Dickow

> From: donald <donald@eastland.net>

> > I suspect you don't grow Betty Cooper :-)
> Your suspicions are correct.  I like the spurias a lot.  Their 
> drawbacks are the time it takes to get them established and their 
> late bloom habits.  The former reason makes me hesitate because I 
> don't know long term whether the latter will be too big a drawback 
> in the end.  So I have a very few plants.  Every year the clumps get 

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