(1919) The Fall Flowering Of Iris Lurida by Wilder

The Garden Magazine p.31, August 1919

THE OPEN COLUMN

Readers' Interchange of Experience and Comment

The Fall Flowering of Iris Lurida

I FEEL very much as if I were trying to secure the woman's proverbial last word when 1 reply to Mr. Sturtevant's note in last month's magazine concerning Iris lurida, that the accident of favorable position has little to do with the fall flowering of my plants. The garden offers many types of soil and aspect and the Irises, owing to their sturdy spreading, have been transplanted about until they have tested most of them. That I have plants of an unusual habit, however, I am beginning to suspect. Mr. Dykes said my plants were probably Iris lurida Redouteana. Does any one know the difference between this and the type? I hope those who try Iris lurida for the first time this year will report upon its autumn behavior in their gardens — Louise B. Wilder, N. Y.

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