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Re: CULT: Variegated foliage

In a message dated 6/16/04 9:18:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
whozher@mintel.net writes:

> <What's the experience out there with variegated foliage iris?>

I have successfully established both the cream and green pallida (which I 
believe is the one named "Zebra") and the white and green form (which I believe 
is I. pallida argentea.  It took two attempts.  Now they have been happy for 
several years.  They do not increase rapidly. They also bloom sparingly, 
although both did bloom in this year of torrential rain (maybe that should tell me 
something). The blooms are very fragrant but certainly plain otherwise. I have 
enough now that I will probably pot up a couple for our sale, but I would 
definitely sell them in a pot. One other observation....both have much cleaner 
foliage (less leaf spot) than nearly any other bearded iris in this year of rain, 
rain, rain.   

Dorothy Stiefel
Spencer, NY
Zone 4/5  

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