I'm afraid this is probably a bit of a stupid question. I am confused about irises. I know they like to be close to the surface and 'baked' in the sun. Except that there are some - yellow irises? - that are marginal plants and like their feet in the wet. Is there a way to tell which kind of iris likes to be baked and which likes to be soggy, without knowing the variety?
I currently have 4 kinds of iris, all from other gardens so the specifics are a bit of guesswork:
A few foetidissima which I have in shady spots and the one that is doing best is in full shade under a tree.
Some gorgeous reticulata which come back every year in a pot on the front doorstep (warm and a bit dry).
A purple flag iris of some kind which is baked in the front garden (it was in a neighbour's front garden when she gave me a few, so I just copied the location). It's spreading and seems happy.
A new one, hand-labelled as 'pacific blue' which is tall and fine with fairly small, delicate blue / voilet flowers. It is this last one which is making me ask the question. Somehow the leaves (very green and fine) make me feel this is a 'wet' kind of iris, but I've no idea if I'm judging it wrongly or where I should put it.
Are there 'rules' so I can tell what I should do with it?
Last edited: 15 June 2016 09:34:29