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.
The only problem with Vinca is that it will eventually (within 2/3
years) be a complete ground cover. It will not smother the irises, but,
will make a covering so thick, that moisture will be held so well, that
the irises will rot. It's also a devil to get out, since it puts out a
one inch stem, then two leaves, then a one inch stem, etc. At each of
the leaf parts, it will set down roots, and branch out from there. I had
it, and don't recommend it because of this. If you leave only a partial
stem, it will grow & reproduce.
Diana - Richardson, Texas
Where it's gotten up to 67 already, but is supposed to rain again