CULT: I. versicolor
I know of several I versicolor clumps growing in a marsh in this
zone 4 area so you could try it and expect them to grow well.
Diana Louis <firstname.lastname@example.org> <- private email address"
Thanks, Diana. I'm beginning to get a little less intimidated by these iris,
maybe. To those of you who seem to be confused as to why I asked if they
could grow in a pond, rest assured that I don't mean submerged like a water
lily; I mean at the margins like a bog plant. I know these seeds came "from a
New York swamp", but I'm afraid I don't really understand genuine swamps.
Never seen one. So my next question is: what happens to swamps in New York
in winter--do they dry out before freezing, or do they freeze like skating
ponds with vegetation sticking out? I know, I should go visit somewhere cold
in winter, but I'm not that brave. And do the iris grow in the mud/water of
the swamp, or do they prefer higher ground near the mud/water?
Barb, perplexed in Santa Fe