crowrita1 said:Caitlin, I'm not sure if you are into 'oldies', or the more modern ones, but, if memory serves me, you're not too far north of me, so our climate should be pretty similar. The "historic" type iris that seem bullet proof almost everywhere......Lent A. Williamson, Coronation, Ola Kala, and the I. germanicas, all seem pretty rot - proof , bloom freely, and put a lot of color in the garden. A step or two newer on the scale, would be Champagne Waltz, Debby Rairdon, Earl Of Essex, and Immortality....the last two are rebloomers that are quite reliable , for me, AND seem to be "extra hardy", as well. The "new" iris.....lots of ruffles, and such, ....are ones I haven't grown long enough to say much about, but....one sure way to find out, is plant some ! Most all of the dwarfs, and medians seem to have an extra dose of hardiness built in, and seem to thrive well, here in 5a.
crowrita1 said: There are, for sure, some that are more "prone" to leaf spot ! California Gold is one that, no matter what I do, is always both the first affected, and, the one that's the MOST affected! That said, it's bloom is so nice (IMHO), that I'd grow it even if the leaves were *totally* brownThen that one is getting extra sprays of Actinovate!
caitlinsgarden said:I wonder why siberians rot for you, Patrick. They are nearly carefree for me.