Christy, I just got back from lunch and on that trip I took the
opportuny to read in a book I've got called Iris by Fritz
Kohlein. It's an old book published in 1987 and when I got it I was a bit
disappointed because there were so few colored pictures. However now that
I've joined this list I find myself referring to this book almost
everyday. I looked at the i. setosa and the i. vericolors and think my
little iris is not quite like them. According to the book, they can be
used as a water plant too, and I have very dry arid conditions here. I
found a picture of i. spuria that is closer but still not quite the same.
This book says i. spuria prefers hot summers and dry climate. Let me tell
you, I have both and it is thriving. It is even increasing, something my
dutch iris have not done.
please forgive my not replying directly to your post. For some reason
my e-mail program has stopped replying. Just locks up. Gotta get that
Pearl in Tx zone 7/8