Re: CULT: Iris tridentata.
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- Subject: Re: CULT: Iris tridentata.
- From: "R. Dennis Hager" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 04:42:41 -0600 (MDT)
> When I fertilize Iris tridentata, should I use acidic fertilizer, such
> as Miracid, or should I use "normal" fertilizer? The soil pH here appears
> to be near neutral to slightly acidic and is a sandy loam. Also, one of my
> plants of this species has a bloom scape coming up, so I know I should let
> it bloom before I fertilize it again.
> Mark A. Cook
I would fertilize I. tridentata VERY little, if at all. If you must,
Miracid is probably your best bet,since it is native to NC/Georgia,
where the soil is acidic. I have a white tridentata and a violet one (I
think--it has never bloomed) growing side by side in well-drained sandy
loam. The white is a creamy color and quite vigorous, with over 30
bloomstalks. The only special treatment that it receives is irrigation
in the summer. Good luck.
R. Dennis Hager
on Delmarva--where I'm just now getting around to reading Saturday's