Pacific Coast Iris extravazanza !

Diane Whitehead
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 23:46:30 PDT
I'm a member of the Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris, and have 
been growing them here on Vancouver Island for over 30 years.  Mine 
don't look ratty in the summer. They look fine whether they are in a 
part of the garden that I water or not.  Many are growing with 
rhododendrons, which need summer watering. The hybrids are very 
adaptable, as most have a good dose of indestructible Iris 
douglasiana genes.  This is the one that grows in big clumps along 
the coast, and can cope with drought, flood, cows.

The Society has a website and a good seed exchange.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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