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Re: CAT:Spuria

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>

>Many years ago I grew quite a few spurias in my zone 5 garden, many of them
>Ben Hager's varieties.  However, I gave up on them because they were devoured
>in winter by mice and in summer by iris borers.  I find it hard to believe
>Dave Niswonger's garden can be zone 5.  He is south of St. Louis, which is
>south of Cleveland and is next to the Mississippi River.  His irises bloom
>much earlier in the spring than ours.

Don't Spurias get planted underground by an inch or two?  And the mice can
still get 'em?  I don't know...that's why I'm asking.

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6

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