> No, Rick, not pursuing any awards - not in this climate! Notice Tennessee is
> in the one part of the country Clarence didn't mention in his list of irises
> ideal for certain regions. However, I. cristata does like our moist woods
> and mountain roadbanks.
Isn't the state flower of Tennessee the iris? Surely the state flower
will grow there?
Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
of rain a year. Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an
of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.