More Spurias

James Waddick
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 18:12:48 PST
Dear Steve and all;
	Jim Mc has pointed out a really nice little spuria, I. 
graminea. About as fool proof as they come and fits anywhere. As 
Carolyn and others have suggested, as spuria sit in one place they 
can get big some with foliage approaching 4 feet, flower spike higher 
and a 25 year old clump can be 20 feet across (but fabulous in bloom).
	In a happy place they are trouble free, consistent bloomers 
and unique. I hope you'll be happy with your new additions.

	Best	Jim W.

ps Iris orientalis (also known as I ochroleuca) is often seen here in 
old farm steads. The farm is long gone, but a patch of white and 
yellow or along a fence row marks the spot. They persist unattended 
for decades on our prairie sites.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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