Re: species irises
On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Avocet International wrote:
> I.graminea also grows well in Ottawa and flowered for me soon after I
> transplanted it from Trevor Coles' garden. I have it in shade, partial
> shade and sun and it flowered in all three locations although the plant
> height is far less in the sun.
You mentioned height being affected by sun but what the flowering?
I intend to plant I. graminea here and was going to be it in
partial sun/shade but I am interested in the flower output in the
garden altho' the foliage is lovely in pix.
In `The Iris' by Brian Mathew, he talks of three varieties, one
is I. graminea var. pseudocyperus which is a "larger and more
robust plant than var. graminea, and the flowers are unscented."
Is this the var. that Jim W. and Ian E. are speaking about?
Also, a variant in which the flowers are said to be yellowish-
white (achtaroffi) sounds interesting.
Happy T-Day everyone in US,
Zone 3a - another foot of snow last night!
Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA
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