My name is Glendon Elliott. My garden is in Jamestown, Rhode Island, on Konanicut Island, where, surrounded by water, we are always a bit warmer (or cooler in the spring) than our zone 6 location.
I was clipping some new growth. Quotance ‘Royal Purple’ (Zones 5-8) and noticed the shocking intense blue color of these irises. I just cut two blooms (three would be better) and placed them in the vase. Quotance I think it’s a good effect.
Look behind that eye-catching iris (Iris Siberiazones 3–8) and poppy (Papaver orientale, zones 3-9) and you’ll see airy asparagus spears. Glendon likes to use it at the back of the border for height and texture and says this particular one sowed itself in that spot.
Vigila (Vigila Floridazones 5–9), smoky bush (Quotance coggygriazones 5–8), bearded iris (Iris hybrid, zones 3-8), and Gateway Joe peaweed (Euphytorium maculatum ‘Gateway’, Zones 4-8) makes a lovely garden scene.
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