Re: I. Japonica... was Lace Handkerchief iris
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- Subject: Re: I. Japonica... was Lace Handkerchief iris
- From: Mike00Rita@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 04:45:54 -0600 (MDT)
I also grow I. japonica outside under a pear tree. It is protected
pretty well but I never have mulched or protected it from the winter
elements and we do get some temps below 20 degrees f. The worst damage I get
is from slugs who love to slip and slide all over the moist leaves and from a
lawn mover which nips the leaf tips when the leaves get in the way.
Carla Lankow grows hers in a large pot and stores it in the garage over
the winter so the foliage on her plant is spotless and lovely.
I have heard that the species was referred to as "laced handkerchief" ,
but don't mistake it for a wet paper tissue- it is not droopy.
Region 14, zone 7
USA western Washington