Thursday, April 30, 2009

Iris tectorum in China Valley

"Roof Iris" because it was traditionally grown on thatched roofs, "Crested Iris"....well, look at the picture! When we "recovered" the old Camellia area in 1991 we transplanted large number of these plants into the newly cleared area as groundcover. They are still there today still covering ground.

This planting is in China Valley growing full sun. They flower a bit more heavily than their siblings in the Woodland and, it seems to me, with better color, though that may be a subjective judgment. At any rate they are lovely.

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