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Re: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2011 06:39:19 -0500

Kelly, I'd be careful putting this one in the myth category. Depending on climate (both macro and micro), soil & cultivar, this is not a myth in certain locations, and will cause the rest of the list to lose credibility for many readers.

For example, cultivar selection is a major issue the hotter and wetter the climate (i.e., Florida), not to mention here in what Keith K calls iris hell & Neil Mogensen named the Vale of Despair.

There are a lot of experienced gardeners in this area who have ordered collections of irises from reputable sellers (i.e., Schreiners) only to have 2/3 of them not bloom and/or die. Our club orders collections of fairly new introductions every year to grow for sale in subsequent years so we can promote what we sell as being proven to do well in our general area.

The ones that survive definitely make this a myth, but there are many more that make this one true.

3. Bearded irises have a lot of problems and are hard to grow.

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