Slightly OT Spuria irises

Dennis Kramb
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:19:04 PST
>What say the iris experts in the group?

Excellent advice from everyone so far.  I have little to add of my own, but 
want to echo several IMPORTANT points.

Spurias resent frequent disturbance.  They perform best if planted in a 
place where they can be left alone for 5-10 years before digging & dividing 
them.  This is in stark contrast to the bearded irises which should be 
dug/divided about every 2-3 years.

They may take a year or two to settle in, but they will reward you with 
wonderful blooms!  Mine all grow to about 4 feet tall.  Ants love the 
nectar in the blooms.

Dennis in Cincy
PS:  You can learn more about some of the various species of spurias at

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