Jane McGary
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:26:23 PST
Rodger Whitlock wrote,
I. lazica is a good doer: I have enormous clumps that were planted
>out 15 years ago and have done well even in conditions of not-very-
>good winter drainage. Unfortunately, it is an unkempt plant not
>suitable for the more carefully groomed gardens. Moreover, the
>rather washy flowers appear at a time when much else is flowering; I
>cannot place it in the front rank of iris species.

I must have a different form, or it is responding differently to the colder 
weather here than in the Victoria area. It is a pretty tidy evergreen with 
little dieback, forming a compact clump, and the flowers on mine, which I 
bought many years ago from Avon Bulbs in England, are a fairly bright 
violet. They are, however, well down in the foliage, and show up well only 
when a lot of them are open and not devoured by slugs.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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