reticulata in part shade

madtripper(5/6 Guelph)April 29, 2013

Does anyone grow this Iris in part shade? I was thinking that since it grows early it might be able to get enough sun before trees leaf out. I'd be interested in your experiences.

I am looking for plants for a part shade sugar maple forest.

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Nancy zone 6

I have some that have been overtaken by shrubs, they continue to bloom just fine. I think the blooms on those last longer than the ones I have in full sun. That might be different from shade from trees though.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 4:56PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Reticulata is very short lived in many places. I've had some come back for years, but most of them are annuals. They are worth a try, and replanting them every fall is an option.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 7:56AM
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