Floral Treats

Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
Tue, 25 May 2010 12:59:06 PDT

Interesting the climatic differences.  Our 20 year old clump of Iris 'Holden
Clough' is only 2' wide, growing in richly composted soils.  We don't find
the flowers muddy at all, although I agree they aren't noticable from a
distance like a Japanese iris. 

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Floral Treats

On 24 May 2010, at 18:37, Jane McGary wrote:

> 'Holden Clough'

My understanding is that 'Holden Clough' has been proven to be hybrid
between I. pseudacorus and I. virginiana.  

> It is a vigorous spreader

Tell me about it!

I tore mine out five or so years ago and gave all the pieces away. Let
someone else deal with that thug. I can tolerate thuggishness in a garden
plant *if* the plant adds significantly to the garden scene, but 'Holden
Clough's flowers are of a very muddy color overall and hardly noticeable
from a distance.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate on beautiful Vancouver Island


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