RE: Black Stem
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- From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
- Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 07:28:23 -0600 (MDT)
Jan, I grow Gerald Darby alongside the Siberians. It does very well.
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
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> >I grew X Robusta "Gerald Darby" for many years and it is something
> will want to have in your collection of black stemmed irises. It is
> deciduous and in the spring will put up leaves tinged with purple.
> bloom time comes, gracefully curved stems are a dark purple (looks
> at a distance) with blue-lavender flowers. Very vigorous grower.
> Barry Blyth has this iris listed in his catalogue as (I.versicolor x
> I.virginica). Is this correct? I know very little about species and
> their crosses, but this looks and sounds interesting. He claims that
> will do well in water, or a normal garden bed.
> Jan Clark, in Australia
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