The will to live

cassieinmass(6)May 12, 2009

I posted this in a reponse to someone but felt like I should let you guys know too..

Abou 5 years ago my dad had some erosion by his stream where a bunch of his wild irises and some berded irise fell into the stream. Him being the lazy guy he is decided hed just let them wash downstream and left them there. Well here it is 5 years lter and the clump is still in the middle of his stream, still blooming and still putting up new shoots!!! I dont know how it has lived that long, and two varieties at that!!! I think im going up there to dig them out and bring them to my house. Anything that strong deserves a good home!!!! -Cassie

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Anything that strong deserves a good home!!!!
I'd love to see a pic of them, particularly of them blooming in the stream. I wonder if they were varieties of 'water' irises or something.


    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 4:51PM
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Ill get a picture before I dig them out (I wonder if they are even rooted?!?!) Amazing.... Watch me dig them out, and then plant them in my yard and give them love and theyll die...LOL!!!! It prolly will hurt them to go from water conditions to dry land!!!! What to do, what TO do!!!! Is there a variety of water irises?????? -cass

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 7:42PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Yes, they are also known as Louisiana irises. Very delicate looking.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 9:39PM
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