Irises forum: Preparing a Japanese iris bed

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 4, 2014 8:30 AM CST
I have a small creek that runs through my back yard, and I have a clump of silverband that are doing quite well. I have now ordered some of the more elaborate ensata, but am still a newbie.

So my question to you ensata growers is this: Since it gets so hot here in the summer is it better to give the ensata some partial shade than full sun? I have possible bed locations in both conditions. I just don't want to fry the plants.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 6, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Partial shade would be best for your climate.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 6, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Thanks Polly! My Silverband are in partial shade, but I feel they are doing well in spite of me, instead of because of me. I want to be more careful with my new batch!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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