Re: borer control and I. pseudacorus
At 01:50 AM 5/23/96 MDT, you wrote:
>Linda...planting it a long way from the wetlands will not keep it out of
>them....if I miss removing a seed pod, I end up with little I. pseudacorus
>plants in various parts of my garden. The seeds are "corky" and normally
>water borne....but obviously can be carried by the wind also. Don't get me
>wrong...I do like this iris...but only warn people that it must be kept under
>control. Dave Niswonger has just introduced a couple of new cultivars. His
>GORDONVILLE CREAM just bloomed for me...and it is very, very
>beautiful....really light, creamy yellow with almost no dark signal.
> Clarence Mahan in VA.
Is it mostly in the South that I. pseudocorus is a problem? I haven't heard
of a problem up here. I've grown I. pseudocorus for several years and my
sister-in -law even longer. It doesn't seed around or spread for us.
Lee DeJongh Rhinelander WI