Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPEC: Setosa -
I. setosa does best for me in undrained 1/2 wine barrels. They
are undrained so they retain water well (and are only suited for
plants that really like moisture). Afternoon shade seems helpful.
native soil here is clay that cracks badly in the summer unless
watered. The barrels provide a better habitat for setosas.
Of course, you
need a garden to which you are willing to add
Concord, CA USA
USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 14
Christy,I am in Kansas. In a
normal summer here things just bakes in August. The ground here makes huge
cracks you can break a leg in where it is not watered and smaller ones where
it is watered. Very few things survive without any water. Bearded Iris
do and some daylilies. Peonies have always been a favorite in this area
along with trumpet vine and bittersweet. Indian Paintbrush and devils horn
esclespias are natives and thrive here. All other full sun plants in
my garden require watering just to stay alive and moisture lovers sometimes
cook. I am just afraid to try them.Wendy
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