Irises forum: Ruffled Iris

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Dec 31, 2016 7:30 AM CST
Hello to all growing these beautiful ruffled iris - are any if you growing them in Texas? If so, which ones are successful here? Thank you!
Name: Liz
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Dec 31, 2016 8:24 AM CST
A favorite hybridizer of Leslie's is in Texas. Also a wonderful vendor The Shady Spot is located in Texas. I don't know the break down of climate zones in that state so I can't be more specific about areas where they would do better or worse. Irises are very versatile as far as tolerance of temps and soil types. I believe it is dry there which they would prefer over too wet.
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Dec 31, 2016 9:24 AM CST
Debra, @lovemyhouse, grows many irises very successfully at her home in Texas. I don't know where you are in that big state and you may not be in a good growing zone. Debra also has a thread in the Garden Photos forum called My Garden And Other Stuff. Check out some of her iris photos.

edited to say welcome to the iris forum Ponddale84!
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Dec 31, 2016 9:32 AM CST
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Dec 31, 2016 9:40 AM CST
Welcome to NGA and the Iris forum. Smiling Best bunch of folks you can find anywhere for help with gardening questions. Thumbs up

Knowing the general area where you live would determine what can be grown successfully. Irises that do well in the Dallas region (where I am) would most likely not do well in the heat and humidity of Houston. Smiling
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Dec 31, 2016 10:05 AM CST
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Dec 31, 2016 3:18 PM CST
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Name: Leslie
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Dec 31, 2016 5:11 PM CST

Stout's and The Shady Spot are both in Texas, so their iris should do well for you since the iris are already used to the climate. They both carry iris by Tom Burseen who works to produce iris that stand up well to the rigors of Texas weather.

So checking out their websites will give you a good idea of the variety of ruffles that may do well for you.
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Name: Tom
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Dec 31, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Welcome! Some good advice given already. Good luck ruffle hunting! Smiling
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Name: Liz
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Dec 31, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Stout's is actually in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Dec 31, 2016 11:56 PM CST
Welcome! Ponddale84. fun times are ahead with this great iris group.
Name: Robin
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Jan 1, 2017 6:22 AM CST
Welcome Ponddale84 Welcome!
I believe the climate in Texas is similar to Australia, so any of the irises that were hybridized by an Australian hybridizer probably grow there (ie: any of the Blyths, Taylor, Grosvenor, Sue Stribley plus others I don't know about). Similarly, any of the irises sold by Australian nurseries probably grow there. These are listed in the Vendor List thread with links to their websites.

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