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Irises near edible plants

Posted by dpc5555 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 13, 12 at 17:41

Hi all,

Does anyone know if there are restrictions about planting irises in proximity to vegetables or herbs?

I have an enclosed vegetable garden and was looking for something to plant around the border of the garden for visual flair. The upright stalks of the Iris leaves would give a nice accent, though I know certain parts of the plant are considered poisonous.

If this is a bad idea and anyone has other recommendations for a border plant, I'm open to suggestions.



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RE: Irises near edible plants

My garden is bordered with Iris! No problem here! been this way for years. If you are not eating the Iris then you will be fine. LOL good luck!

RE: Irises near edible plants

I have mine all mixed in with my veggies. I think you'd have to eat a lot of iris to get sick anyway.

RE: Irises near edible plants

Wonderful news! My garden is kind of ho-hum looking, a row of irises as a border would look beautiful. Thanks for the advice!

RE: Irises near edible plants

It won't hurt the veggies/herbs!

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