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Re: Iris in full shade

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Iris in full shade
  • From: oneofcultivars@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 01:05:12 EDT

Nice big show with Lacy Snowflake. I too have some older unidentified iris.  
I collected   one while riding horses from a long abandoned house forested 
over by 40 year old timber (full shade). I called myself rescuing it. My son 
riding with me called it stealing. It still grows here. If I had a horse now 
I'd ride back and see if it's still growing there. I could tell if me or my 
son was right. Anyone got a horse?

The older iris I grow are more adaptable than some of the later 
introductions. That may be due to the sources from which I obtained the 
oldies, the natural selection process, their closeness genetically to the 
species etc. Probably some of all. Sun, shade, insects, crowding, mulch, 
neglect, rot are not much of a problem for them. I would not, however, trade 
away the more modern blooms to rid myself of these miseries. I think I'll 
just try having my cake and eatin' all I can hold.

Bill 7a/b
Old South Iris Society

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