Re: Wal Mart Iris
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Wal Mart Iris
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 09:29:33 -0700
For what it's worth, here's what I can buy at Wal Mart in central New
Mexico this season (at least here are the names that are on the packages).
I made the list from packages present at two stores, so I could look them
up and see if any were ones I wanted badly enough to take a chance:
Earl of Essex
I. pallida Variegata
A few are left over from last autumn, but still look tolerably OK (I'm sure
they can still grow). There are two to four plants per package, and for
around $125.00 (if one bought one package of each) it would make for quite
an impressive Iris bed of roughly 60 plants (assuming there were no
losses). Wonder what percentage are correctly named? I know the I.
pallida is correct (it has stripes on the leaves), but I don't know if it's
the "white" one or the "yellow" one. They don't go so far as to tell you
on the packages what class they are in (just sort of a generic, "one size
fits all" on the packages), so for instance you wouldn't know to put Batik
in front so it doesn't disappear behind the taller ones. [I actually did
that when I first got Batik, because I bought it at a local Iris sale as a
So far I haven't bought any; probably won't.
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