RE: three striking iris
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- Subject: RE: three striking iris
- From: Jim Wilson <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 21:32:51 -0600 (MDT)
Quite a challenge. I feel a strong tendency to pick an iris as
striking when it is something that is off the beaten path, at
least the path around my own area, and so I have been struck
by seeing I. korolkowii, I. sofarana (I _think_ that's what it was),
and I. confusa. Spurias tend to be striking too on their merits,
and some of them will actually grow here--I. carthaliniae,
I. graminea, and Belise are striking in their structural elegance.
I. pseudacorus Beuron is certainly one you'd notice.
Other good beardless have some striking things about them--
Shaker's Prayer for interesting plant form, Mysterious Monique
for saturated color, Crystal Halo for garden visibilty.
The beardeds that I see as striking--Dusky Challenger,
Bumblebee Deelite, and Reminiscense--just don't seem to
jump out from among their neighbors as much as the others,
but I'm keeping them.
Jim Wilson, Oxford, OH, USDA Zone 6a, AIS garden judge, Region 6
growing medians, TBs, Siberians, JIs, and a few SPU and species