|Bearded Iris Bed. 7.16.15|
|Bearded Iris Beds 2 and 3. 7.16.15|
I gave up on companion planting, except for Sempervivum. Sempervivum do not shade other plants, they do not crowd other plants, and they are happy with the hot dry conditions, same as bearded irises.
I have a shipment of 3 varieties coming in a day or two. I also added back a seedling that I grew by hybridizing "Immortality" X "Spiced Custard", that bloomed this spring, nice white flower, yellow beard, not too large. There is room for a couple more seedlings from that cross, that might be entirely different.