dutch iris: hardy?

rebaru(z5 QC)July 16, 2007

these are offered in canadian catalogues, but are they really hardy? zone 5? some catalogues don't have them...

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jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

Mine come back, here in zone 5 near Guelph, ON.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 7:08PM
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rebaru(z5 QC)

that's good news! so i'll try them! any other advice, or info? do their leaves stay all summer?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 8:37PM
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zengeos(5 Maine)

I am planting Dutch Iris for the first time here in Southern maine.. 6-8 varieties, 20+ bulbs of each variety. From the research I've done, they sread about as quickly as Bearded Iris, so should be dug and divided every few years to thin the m out.

Tat works for me....I can keep expanding my flower gardens with minimal $$$, simply by dividing and replanting various peennials and bulbs. yippee!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 8:30PM
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rebaru(z5 QC)

well let me know how they perform, that is, spring 2009. my quebec books say they are not hardy here. so in the end i haven't tried them....

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 9:55PM
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