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Ohio (Zone 6a)
May 12, 2015 3:17 PM CST
|In my experience irises quickly demand attention for use in a mixed border. I had two plants in a small bed dedicated to daylilies backed up by crocosmia and a handful of annuals scattered throughout the bed. For three years with all plants being young it came to be it seemed a perfect bed with just enough contrast but that fourth spring following I had to remove one iris and split the other. I tend to grow my irises in areas dedicated to only irises now. I can always go back to the old look with smaller starts and transplant them when the time comes. Maybe next year! |
I also agree the iris foliage still has nice garden appeal throughout the season with very little maintenance required.
May 12, 2015 3:20 PM CST
|The Iris are still close enough to the other plants to give that cottage garden look but they are grouped in their own section. I find the iris grow better like that.|