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Beginner Gardening Questions: Ideas on Iris

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caribblue
West Bay
Cayman Islands
(Zone 11)

February 4, 2007
1:03 PM

Post #3155699

Have just finished harvesting the Okra out of our small garden, thinking of planting Iris' in now. I am a true beginner at this and not real sure of myself with which plants will work for us. We live in the Cayman Islands. I have NO problems with Hibiscus, Clerodendrums, Aloe, assorted palms, but just not sure if Iris' will work here. It is hot and humid most of the time, the garden gets full sun almost daily. Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

Aurabest,
john

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


February 4, 2007
2:02 PM

Post #3155907

You might check into the Louisiana Iris as a possibility...Bearded Iris need cooler temps to do well, but are possible to grow also.


http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/64271/index.html
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/206/index.html

Both of these links will help show you the differences and what they have in common.
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6984982

I live in NC but have good results with Iris. Just be sure to leave potatoe head exposed above ground as this is where new shoots start. They like the sun

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