Irises forum: How'd your Spurias do?

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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Feb 7, 2017 7:31 PM CST
I am considering adding a few Spurias to my new garden, but after my Japanese Iris debacle, I am a little hesitant. I was looking through past posts and saw that several of you had or were going to try them. What happened? Any special tips/tricks you found out about?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 7, 2017 7:41 PM CST
Darcy, don't know if this information helps you, but they do great here. Seem to handle the heat and drought conditions well. I will say that they are all shaded for most of the afternoon in my yard. Might be part of why they can handle our weather. Shrug!
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Feb 7, 2017 8:22 PM CST
Chad Harris at Mt. Pleasant Iris gardens recommended against growing Japanese Iris in my area. He has lived here before and knows what its liked. He did say the Spurias should do well in the high desert.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 7, 2017 9:32 PM CST
Chad gave you good advice.

Do you grow arilbreds? They would do well in your dryer conditions too.
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Feb 7, 2017 9:34 PM CST
Not yet, but I have been tempted. The bearded Iris do well in the high desert and I can't seem to get enough.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Feb 8, 2017 1:33 PM CST
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