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SIB - True landscape Iris

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: SIB - True landscape Iris
  • From: Ensata <Ensata@aol.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 08:49:17 -0700 (MST)

Siberian iris are the only iris that can be recommended to a landscaper for
use in landscaping a perennial planting.  The bearded iris, in the Midwest,
with their fungal leafspot and dying dormant leaves in midsummer are either
ugly in the landscape or high maintenance.  The Siberian iris are the easiest
to grow, maintain healthy foliage all summer, can be mulched for weed control
maintenance, and can tolerate close neighbors in a perennial border.  Yes,
there are some Siberians that are not good candidates for the landscaper --
most pinks are susceptible to botrytis and can lose many of their leaves if
hit with a late frost,  and some, like typhifolia, fall over in late summer
and sprawl unpleasantly upon their neighbors!

John Coble in Michigan, who wants to settle once and for all the definition of
landscape iris !!!   ;-)

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