Re: Pacific Coast Native Iris
Barb Rigby wrote:
> Another question for anyone else out there. Can pacific coast be grown in
> places like Tenn. ?
According to Iris literature, Pacific Coast Natives (PCN's) have a very
narrow climatic range. Hugging the West Coast from Washington State to
Mexico. They are somewhat iffy for me as I am about 2 1/2 hours inland
from the coast and my summers are quite hot. They like cool dry (not a
drop of rain all summer) and wet winters (but not too cold). There are
certain varieties that John Weiler of Fresno has been testing for hotter
climates. I grow about a dozen, with a variety called *Canyon Snow*
undoubtably the most vigorous. I would try this variety if you try any.
It is pure white with a yellow signal. Contrary to what the literature
says Canyon Snow gets watered a lot here during the summer.
If you need help finding this variety contact me off list.
Central California in the lower Sierra Nevada Foothills