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Re: landscape irises

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: landscape irises
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 18:00:12 -0700 (MST)

Walter A. Moores wrote:
>         It seems to me that we already have a 'race' of irises that fit
> the definition of 'landscape irises' provided by the Spoons.  I am talking
> about the Intermediate Bearded. For me, they are essentially carefree, not
> too tall, increase rapidly, produce masses of well-formed  blooms,
> need no staking, and are essentially disease-free (including rot).  The
> only negative side to the IB's is that they don't freely cross with each
> other, though some have great fertility - the latter having nothing to do
> with their value as 'landscape' subjects.  Break the monotony of your all
> TB garden or all beardless garden with a few of these.  You will be well
> rewarded.
>         Walter Moores
>         Enid Lake, MS 7/8 (Where we basked in brilliant sunshine yesterday
> while Middle Mississippi got up to 12 inches of snow in the Jackson,
> Vicksburg, Meridian areas - thanks to El Nino or as someone said 'La
> Nina!'  The last time such a snowfall occurred there was in 1982, the last
> El Nino year).

Walter -- Glad to see you lucked out. I was wondering whether the snow
would catch you northern Mississippians.

Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA, where we are
enjoying sunny days in the upper 40's, nights in the 20's, no


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