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 (email@example.com)
Southern New Mexico