Re: Iris Compatible Plants
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- Subject: Re: Iris Compatible Plants
- From: "william b. cook" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:34:42 -0700 (MST)
The funniest one, for me, has been Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea),
> which garden writers in the US view with alarm. I got several starts
> from a fellow mtn gardener who liked it's variegated presence in her
> garden, as did I when I saw it -- I planted these starts in several
> different places & circumstances of soil & sunlight & watched hopefully.
> The plants all died within weeks. So much for invasiveness.
Maybe Ribbon Grass is invasive under some conditions but not others.
I had it at one time in Lexington, KY. It was extremely invasive there.
It was so aggressive it managed to infiltrate a patch of Hemerocallis
fulva, the common wild (naturalized) Daylily of the eastern US.
Mark A. Cook