Re: Dutch iris & nasty weather- help
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- Subject: Re: Dutch iris & nasty weather- help
- From: "william b. cook" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 18:25:03 -0700 (MST)
> Hi all, I'm new to the list & have never had the opportunity to grow
> irises before (I lived in central FL for most of my life, and when my
> gardening interest expanded to include irises I found that several
> mail-order bulb companies wouldn't even send me a catalog because of
> the region I was in...needless to say, this discouraged me a bit).
> Well, now I live in WV and have a nice border out front, so I planted a
> of bulbs including some Dutch irises-
Dutch Irises are usually rather short-lived, lasting a few seasons
then dying out. At least, that was what they did when I lived in Kentucky.
The snow will not hurt those plants. It is probably better that something
like this happen to slow things down a bit. When things get green too
early, the freeze damage is often severe.
Did you grow any Irises when you lived in central Florida? I do know
that Louisiana Irises, Iris pseudacorus, and some other species will grow
in the area where I now live. I am experimenting with some others.
Welcome to the Iris List.
Mark A. Cook