Iris in Kansas City MO

Jane McGary
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:05:51 PST
Iris unguicularis is starting to flower here in Portland, Oregon as 
well, though the rain is spoiling the blooms.

Peter Taggart wrote

>Mary Barnard is about the toughest variant I have grown, Walter Butt is
>difficult to establish.

I don't have 'Mary Barnard' but would like to get it. I've had 
'Walter Butt' for about 15 years and find it very easy to grow here. 
In fact there is a big clump of it in my former garden that I gave up 
on moving because it's so rooted in. I put some in my brother's 
garden near Monterey, California, and it just exploded in growth. 
Perhaps our dry summers are more to its liking than what it gets in England.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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