Iris

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Fermi

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Re: Iris
« Reply #135 on: September 28, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
This is a hybrid of Iris subbiflora and I. revoluta which I received from a friend who is  an iris specialist,
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Re: Iris
« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2017, 09:11:06 AM »
Your friend must be very proud of that, Fermi.
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« Reply #137 on: October 07, 2017, 12:44:20 PM »
H Alisdar,
I never asked if she'd raised it herself but she may've done so.
Here are some dwarf bearded iris in flower now:
1 & 2) a lost label gold with blue-beard;
3) Artful;
4) Mara of Aram;
5 & 6) Rivetting;
7 & 8 ) Tarheel Elf;
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« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 12:05:10 PM by Fermi »
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Re: Iris
« Reply #138 on: October 08, 2017, 07:04:46 AM »
Another lovely collection!  8)
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Re: Iris
« Reply #139 on: January 17, 2018, 12:02:50 PM »
Our first iris for the year is a Japanese Iris Hybrid called 'Emperor'.
We don't have a lot of success with Japanese Iris though we keep them in ponds of water while they are in growth and remove them during the winter. They seem heat sensitive as this flower was shrivelled up by evening after only getting to 33oC today,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Re: Iris
« Reply #140 on: January 18, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »
Spectacular colour - well worth the trouble!
Alisdair Aird
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Re: Iris
« Reply #141 on: July 27, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »
Our first iris for the new season is a retic hybrid from Alan McMurtrie in Canada http://www.reticulatas.com/ who has raised an incredible range of colours by crossing Iris danfordiae and Iris sophenensis and then back crossing the offspring. This one is called 'Blue Ice'.
We got it through a friend in Tasmania who imported it from Janis Ruksans in Latvia! Talk about well travelled!
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Re: Iris
« Reply #142 on: August 09, 2018, 03:50:52 PM »
Some more "retics" in flower today:
'Gordon'
'Purple Gem'
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Re: Iris
« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2018, 08:05:51 AM »
Porple Gem is gorgeous; thanks!
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Re: Iris
« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2018, 11:44:34 AM »
This is 'Violet Beauty' which I got in 2014 from Lambley Nursery
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« Reply #145 on: October 30, 2018, 01:03:03 PM »
Some Dwarf Bearded Iris from earlier in October:
DBI mauve & purple
DBI 'Larrikin'
DBI mauve and blue - possibly 'Smooch'
DBI 'Acid Test'
unlabelled dusky purple DBI - maybe 'Mara ofAram'
DBI yellow -blue beards - maybe 'Gossip'
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Re: Iris
« Reply #146 on: October 31, 2018, 09:22:30 AM »
Wow!
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Re: Iris
« Reply #147 on: December 06, 2018, 08:07:45 AM »
I grew this form of Iris decora  (which is now considered Iris barbatula) from seed.
This is definitely not suited to Mediterranean conditions.
We grow it in shade in a pot with almost constant water while it's in growth (spring to summer) and dry in winter.
The flowers open in the mid-morning and are faded by evening - short lived but pretty,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!