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Re: Iris Compatible Plants

william b. cook wrote:
> Bill,
>      Two Iris compatible annuals are Vinca and Penta.  Vinca is very heat
> and drought tolerant, blooms heavily, and sheds the dead bloom.  Thus, it
> does not need dead heading.  Since it does bush thickly, it must be
> properly spaced so it does not smother the Irises.
>      Penta is good for planting between the Irises in the interior of the
> plant bed.  The taller types get up to three feet tall, are sturdy, and
> bloom like crazy.  They take heat well, and are very common here, where in
> sheltered spots, they are perennial.  They also attract Hummingbirds and
> Butterflies.  Dead heading is not necessary, but removing the dead flower
> heads will result in a bushier, more vigorous, heavier blooming plant.
> Since they grow erect, they will not smother the Irises.
> Mark A. Cook
> billc@atlantic.net
> Dunnellon, FL.
Hi mark--

Do you think these plants would do well in zone 4 where I am?  they
sound very nice!
Rima  terra@catskill.net
upstate ny   zone 4   where we have a winter weather watch for snow and
sleet tonight.  Poor plants.  It's been in the 40's and very mild and

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