Re: dietes vegeta
>Bordo Adrienne wrote:
>> Her second question was about louisiana iris. She has been given a
>> clump and can't decide whether to leave it in her Fla. garden or bring
>> it back to Zone 4-5 and try it. Any ideas? This is the person I have
>> bought the "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself"
>> T-shirt. She does take some chances.
If it's a really a clump, then why not divide it and plant most of it in
the Florida garden. It's sure to survive the transplant into the Florida
garden. Just a guess, but maybe bring two fans back to Zone 4-5, trim the
foliage, and pot up and place in a sunny indoor location until it is
possible to plant out in the spring. If the Zone 4-5 plant dies, the one
in the Florida garden should have made good growth by division time later
in the summer/fall, and she could try again.
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North Augusta, South Carolina, USA
On the South Carolina and Georgia Border
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