Dutch iris in the South/ Southeast

Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
Wed, 07 Jan 2004 09:37:59 PST

	Siberian iris are great here (zone 7b)and would certainly go into zone 8
also.  We've grown siberians for 25+ years.  I can't speak to zone 9 south.  

At 11:37 AM 1/7/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>I discuss Dutch iris in Texas in the manuscript of my bulb book. Now Timber
>Press wants to know about growing them in the South/ Southeast. Anyone out
>there who has successfully grown them for more than one season in North
>Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, anywhere? Negative information also
>appreciated - Anybody tried them unsuccessfully? Inquiring minds want to
>know. As the saying goes: curiosity killed the cat. I'd extend that to:
>Satisfaction brought her back.
>Judy in New Jersey where winter has returned with morning temperatures of
>15.4° Fahrenheit and strong gusty winds.
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Tony Avent
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