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Species for Beginners

Donald Mosser wrote:

:  Someone in an earlier post to the IRIS-L mentioned that they would
:  appreciate more talk about species irises.  To get the ball rolling, could
:  anyone who grows or has grown a fair number of species recommend and
:  describe some easy and forgiving species which would thrive in the hands of
:  iris beginners?

I nominate I. missouriensis.  It's native to North America, widely distributed
from Canada to Mexico from the west coast est to (surprise!) Missouri -- and
perhaps beyond.  Not spectacular, especially compared to modern TBs, but a most
effective conversation piece.

Sharon McAllister (73372.1745@compuserve.com)
Southern New Mexico

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