Irises forum: Iris japonica/confusa

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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Irises Lilies Hostas Ferns Composter Region: Belgium
Mar 14, 2016 8:30 PM CST
Tell me your experiences with it or stories you've heard about it ^^
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Mar 14, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Indoor plant here north of Boston. Not really hardy.
Name: Mary Ann
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Mar 14, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Unfamiliar with it -- sorry............
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Mar 14, 2016 10:00 PM CST
I grow I. japonica 'Aphrodite' outisde in California zone 9b. 'Aphrodite' is a variegated form with really clean, creamy, white color against the grey/green foliage. It grows well in partial shade and increases pretty quickly. I had trouble with snails eating it at my last house, but so far, that hasn't been much of a problem here. I suspect in loamy soils, it can run a little more aggressively than it does in my soil, but I never considered it a problem. The creeping stolons are pretty shallow and pull up easily. I haven't noticed any bloom stalks yet, but it should be blooming soon. The flowers are a very pale, almost white lavender, with gold and dark blue markings. Overall, it seems pretty tough here.
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