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May 16, 2015 7:37 PM CST
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
I really want to do more Iris gardening in the furture, but honestly I really don't know much about them. never got into them until recently. ive been looking into it more often lately however... im wondering if theres a specific variety that will handle our constantly wet and cool seattle winter weather without having root rot issues? or will they all?
May 16, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Hi Riverman -- Welcome! to our (beautiful) little corner of the world!!!

I'm here in the southern midwest, so can't answer your questions about your area -- but I'm sure that someone can!!

Glad you're here -- and hope you stick around!!
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May 16, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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There are lots of folks that successfully grow Iris in the PNW. I think as long as the drainage is good, you should be ok for the most part. If not, there are Siberians, Japanese, louisianas, and others that like wet feet.
Find a club in your area. Most have sales in the summer, and it's a good opportunity to meet and talk to folks about Iris. You've got king county Iris society in the Seattle area.. Check out their website.
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May 17, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Yes to all of the above and there are also Pacific Coast iris that are native to the PNW. Check out some vendors in you area and see what's growing in your neighborhood. That will give a good indication of what you can grow.

Good luck and let us know what you decide! Smiling
May 17, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Mt Pleasant Iris grow many Siberian, Japanese & species. It will have National convention people visiting this week followed by a weekend of Siberian iris people. After than I am sure that Chad Harris will be available to answer questions.
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