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have: have: lots of pretty blue irises

Posted by petet z7a VA (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 3, 07 at 17:55

I am about to divide an overcrowded bed of irises and I will have way too many to replant. The iris is an old but award-winning historic variety called 'Great Lakes' that is no longer commercially available. It's a very vigorous grower that will produce loads of pretty sky blue flowers year after year.

I'd love to trade for other irises (preferably named varieties) or other items. I'm really only interested in trading for highly deer-proof plants though because anything else in my garden is deer chow. (The deer are fat enough, let them find their own food!) I live in northern Virginia.

Here is a link that might be useful: Iris Photo


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RE: have: have: lots of pretty blue irises

I hope these still might be available. I'm not an iris person, (so don't have any to trade) but I started a blue and yellow garden this year and iris are blue... Having grown in in Michigan, 'Great Lakes' appeals to me. :)

I have a dwarf crape myrtle that's a nice dark pink. It's 2' x 2' right now and shouldn't get much bigger.

I have no idea what is or isn't deer proof, but can offer some other sun things:

I have a ton of ornamental grasses, both really tall switch grass types and round-habited miscanthus type. I have nandina, Compacta, Domestica, and Dwarf Harbor types that have put out suckers. They'd be around 1' tall right now.

They don't seem to like Monarda, and I have red Jacob Cline, gorgeous magenta Raspberry Wine and Mahogany, and a light lavender that was supposed to be red. The latter is smaller, only having reached about 2' tall this year.

I have a gudzillion ditch lilies, several liriope varieties, etc.

Hope this helps!?
Thanks,
Christine


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