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reticulata in part shade

Posted by madtripper 5/6 Guelph (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 29, 13 at 23:11

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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RE: reticulata in part shade

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.

RE: reticulata in part shade

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.

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