Re: Iris Compatible Plants
william b. cook wrote:
> 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
> Dunnellon, FL.
Do you think these plants would do well in zone 4 where I am? they
sound very nice!
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