plant my iris seeds into the ground 7 inches apart. During the next two
or three years, even if the germination is very good, the stronger ones will
crowd out the weaker ones, and the inferior ones will be thinned out, so
overcrowding is usually not a great problem. I think this cross, however,
is the best I have ever made. Not only was the germination good, but
every seedling grew well and bloomed beautifully. There are at least four
siblings in this picture. I spent the morning digging and trying to separate
them. What a mess! I know for sure that I rescued my favorite, the
one in the lower left of the picture. The other thing I know is that I am
going to have a large bed full of pink irises next year with the fun and
frustration of trying to determine the best ones and disposing of those that
don’t measure up.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
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