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Re: CULT: Water iris & companion plants

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Water iris & companion plants
  • From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 08:42:19 -0600

> From: Kenneth Walker <kenww@pacbell.net>
> To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT:  Water iris & companion plants
> Date: Friday, August 17, 2001 10:44 PM
> Note that
> while Iris psuedocorus is a very nice yellow iris, it can be a bit
> aggressive. I grow a dwarf variety that is much weeker than the
> usual kinds and  appearently sterile, yet it still holds its own in
> less than ideal conditions. I certainly wouldn't discourage you from
> growing I.psueodcorus; just take into acount its tendancy to spread
> both by rhizomes and by seed.

You can avoid at least the tendency to spread by seed by growing the
infertile hybrid, ROY DAVIDSON (Hager, 1987), rather than species
pseudacorus. You still have the vigor to deal with, but at least it gives
me a long season of bloom (a full month this year).

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)


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