Re: Reduced foliage size
In a message dated 96-10-26 22:02:35 EDT, you write:
>I believe that it is I variegata that gives the characteristic of reduced
>size in the leaves as fall approaches. To me it is an indication of
>winter-hardiness. Lloyd Z. Durham
Thanks Lloyd - interesting. So these iris may have the physiology to 'shut
down' in response to drought stress too, which as I understand it, is part of
what winter does to plants (dries them out).
CHURCHILL DOWNS is another one that dies way back - looks really near death
after transplanting, but is one of my more reliable iris.
Linda Mann email@example.com east TN USA