Davis Boxwood & Daylily Gardens  - American Boxwood

To Order: Email me at beckydaylily@surry.net  
Please send email with list of plants, shipping address and date you would like delivery. Or click the picture below to open a Microsoft Order Form. 
 
You also may mail your order along with your check to the following:       
Davis Boxwood & Daylily's 136 Sunset Ridge Trail
Lowgap NC 27024

Flashing Koi
Japanese Iris $15.00

You can also call (336-352-3694) to place your order.
Cost of shipping all Iris;   
Priority Mail: 1 to 4 -- Iris $1.00 each shipping 5 Iris $6.00 -- 10 Iris $12.00 or 75 cents each over the first 10 Iris.

German Iris can be shipped anytime during the middle of July, August & in the month of September.
Japanese, Louisiana & Siberian Iris will be shipped, April 17st thru May 15th for spring orders. The late cold snap delayed my April 1st shipping.  Fall orders for Japanese Iris are the last of August & month of September. Each division of the Japanese Iris consists of 2-3 fans. 
Please specify the date you would like delivery.
 
Thank you for your order.
Diomedes  $8.50
Diomedes $8.50
Japanese Iris
Flashing Koi  $15.00
Flashing Koi $15.00
Japanese Iris
Icy Peaks        $8.50
Icy Peaks $8.50
Japanese Iris
Pink Mystery          $ 6.50
Pink Mystery $ 6.50
Japanese Iris
Pink Mystery           $ 6.50
Pink Mystery $ 6.50
Japanese Iris
 Sensation                 $7.00
Sensation $7.00
Japanese Iris
Sea of Amethyst        $ 8.75
Sea of Amethyst $ 8.75
Japanese Iris
Tropical Storm  $9.00
Tropical Storm $9.00
Japanese Iris
Upson Downs  $7.50
Upson Downs $7.50
Japanese Iris
White Caps  $8.75
White Caps $8.75
Japanese Iris
 Yodo No Kawase              $ 8.00
Yodo No Kawase $ 8.00
Japanese Iris
Louisiana Iris (Black Game Cock)    $7.00 for 4 fans
Louisiana Iris (Black Game Cock) $7.00 for 4 fans
Louisiana Iris ( Black Game Cock) $7.00 for 4 fans
Louisiana Iris ( Black Game Cock) $7.00 for 4 fans
Siberian Iris ( Caesar's Brother )  $ 5.00
Siberian Iris ( Caesar's Brother ) $ 5.00
$ 4.00 for 4 fans
Dusky Challenger          $4.50
Dusky Challenger $4.50
Lady Friend                    $ 2.50
Lady Friend $ 2.50
Rain Cloud                    $ 3.00
Rain Cloud $ 3.00
Secret Melody                 $ 4.00
Secret Melody $ 4.00
Winner's Circle      $3.75
Winner's Circle $3.75
BASIC CULTURE FOR JAPANESE IRIS
Japanese iris will grow successfully in ordinary garden conditions or the perennial border. They require ample moisture, especially up to bloom time. They will do very well beside a stream or a pond but in cold climates they may suffocate under ice in the winter. Perhaps no other irises are influenced to as great a degree by culture as are the Japanese. Good culture will increase height, branching, flower size and quantity of bloom. They will grow and bloom better if planted in full sun.
Soil Requirements: Japanese iris prefer a heavy, rich soil with ample organic matter, especially manure or peat. If the soil is clay, the addition of the organic matter will help to loosen it; if it is more sandy, the organic material will help in the retention of water and add nutrients. Depending on what is available, till in an ample amount of manure, hay, straw, peat, etc. If using hay or straw, add a high nitrogen fertilizer after the iris are growing to compensate for the nitrogen tied up in the decomposition process. The soil pH should be acid, ideally between 5.0 to 6.5. There is evidence that Japanese iris will tolerate a wider pH range, but growth and bloom will not be as good. If the pH is too high, the leaves will yellow. To lower the pH add ferrous sulfate or agricultural sulfur.
Planting: Plant strong divisions of two to three fans. Small divisions take longer to get started and are more subject to loss. The roots should not be allowed to dry out during transplanting. Soaking the rhizomes and roots in water overnight before transplanting is beneficial. The rhizome should be planted 1 to 3 inches deep, depending on the heft of the soil. If planted in a depression of 3 to 4 inches, the depression will help to catch and hold more moisture. Since new roots form above the old roots, planting in a depression will permit the gradual filling in of more soil and compost and help to maintain the plant's vigor for a longer period of time. After planting, keep the soil moist until the plant is established. In the spring, if rainfall is not sufficient, give extra water until bloom time. The equivalent of 1" of rain per week will keep them doing well in most soils. Do not fertilize until established after a growing season.
Time of Planting: Japanese iris can be planted almost anytime from spring until fall, but shortly after bloom period is probably best because it gives the plants sufficient time to establish new roots for good bloom the next season. Of course in very hot areas, transplanting should be done in cooler months.
Mulching: After planting, a heavy mulch of 2 to 3 inches is beneficial. Oat straw is recommended. The mulch helps to conserve moisture as well as reduce weeds. If plants are set out in the fall a mulch is needed to prevent heaving over the winter.
Fertilizing: Japanese iris are heavy feeders. A liberal application of a balanced fertilizer, such as 12-12-12, in spring and just before blooming is beneficial. Weak plants showing light green foliage will be invigorated with a bi-weekly foliar and drench application of a water soluble acid fertilizer.
Pests: Iris borers and other insects can be controlled with the application of a systemic insecticide such as Cygon 2E mixed at a rate of one tablespoon per gallon of water. Thoroughly wet the foliage when the spring growth is about 6" high and again a few weeks later. Thrips live between the leaves and cause a rusty color to develop on the leaves and can devastate a plant. Pull the leaves apart to see if these tiny slender insects are present. Juveniles are white and adults are black. Use a systemic insecticide to kill them. if adults were present a second application must be made 10 days later when eggs have hatched. Check again in 10 days until they are exterminate



From  I 77  take exit 100 down to highway 89 go north west 
7 miles to Lowgap. Turn left on Carson Creek Rd. 1/4 mile 6th house on the left up on the hill.
                                      
Davis Boxwood & Daylily Nursery
136 Sunset Ridge Trail  
Lowgap NC 27024
   336-352-3694