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Re: I. setosa? (prismatica)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: I. setosa? (prismatica)
  • From: "R. Dennis Hager" <rdhager@dmv.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 06:11:17 -0600 (MDT)

> Anna, your description sounds very much like the plant of I. prismatica I
> have in my garden--right down to the triangular seed pod!  Mine is a very
> pink violet, but they also come in light blue and white.  It is doing OK in
> slightly acidic garden soil with a thin mulch of wood chips and only an
> occasional shot of extra water--especially when it is dry.  Very simple,
> very pretty in bloom.
> Dorothy

For me, the really identifying characteristic of I. prismatica is that
it is stoloniferous. The foliage is very narrow--like a very upright
grass--and in my sandy soil, it spreads as much as a foot each year.

R. Dennis Hager
on Delmarva

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