Re: Hybridizing native North American species irises
You presented an interesting thought. The Louisianas have very beautiful
flowers, but the foliage is the pits. I would like to introduce a species
into the Louisianas that has persistent foliage throughout the growing
What about the foliage of Iris missouriensis? Is it persistent? If we could
get the foliage, dare I say, like Iris pseudacorus and the flowers of the
Louisiana, we would definitely have a native iris hybrid of garden value.