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Re: CULT: Bearded pH

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>   Now I have always heard that bearded irises preferred a
>slightly acidic soil - around 6.5. Yet I know that George
>Sutton has had good luck growing them in a very alkaline
>soil. Apparently there is a fairly wide range that they can
>tolerate. Has anyone tried growing them at two different
>pHs in the same garden and compared the difference?

For all you aril/arilbred growers out there (yeah, both of you) mine have
grown great in acid soil near some pine trees (even getting a light layer
of pine needle mulch in winter).

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6

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