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[PHOTO] Iris fulva

This is the typical "red" Iris fulva (sorry it's a bit blurry).  The bloom
is 3" across and the stalk 17" tall.  It should grow twice that tall, but I
don't give it the extra water and acid soil that it prefers.  Still, it
seems quite happy.  It has 4 blooms per stalk like the yellow variety I
posted recently.

Iris fulva also occurs in shades of blue, purple, white, brown, tan, and
pink.  Stalk heights and flower forms vary as well...some with narrow
petals, some with wide ones.

So if you get the urge to start growing them, you'll probably end up with a
whole bed full of different colored ones, like I'm trying to do!  They
occur naturally as far north as Ohio and can be grown even farther north
with some winter mulching.

JPEG image

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
Member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
Primary Interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native Ohio SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
(Check out my web page at http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html)

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