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Plantidote of the day 2011-05-22

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Dutch iris

Iris hollandica

Dutch iris

I have no clue why they are called Dutch iris since they originally come from Spain and Morocco. (Maybe because the Dutch were the first to sell them commercially?) They need well drained average garden soil and sun to part shade to thrive. (zones 5-9) The bulbs multiply like rabbits, although rabbits resist them :)

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Submitted by Eureka Springs on

varieties of iris... and what, a million colors? Someone recently told me iris rhizomes are poisonous.

I have a couple thousand in need of separation this fall. This year I'm going to do it, I swear. *crosses fingers*