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Re: Covering Iris unguicularis

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Covering Iris unguicularis
  • From: Kenneth Walker <kenww@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 20:29:51 -0700

I was wondering how much summer water is good for I. unguicularis.
They are from the Mediteranean and clearly tolerate summer drought
well, but I was wondering if the grow better with regular summer

   Ken Walker
   Concord, CA USA
   USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 14

ptyerman@ozemail.com.au wrote:

> I always mulch heavily around mine.  Never have seemed to mind it.
> They are such a thick clump that they would never see sun on the
> rhizomes anyway, plus they tolerate full shade, so they mustn't
> require sun for flowering like the beardeds.
> Hope that helps.
> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia

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