Iris

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Fermi

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Re: Iris
« Reply #150 on: September 29, 2020, 02:39:35 PM »
Some more of the mixed Dutch hybrids
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Re: Iris
« Reply #151 on: September 29, 2020, 02:44:40 PM »
I think this might be Dutch Iris 'Hildegarde'
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« Reply #152 on: September 29, 2020, 04:25:58 PM »
This might be Dutch Iris 'Apollo'
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« Reply #153 on: September 29, 2020, 04:29:38 PM »
This Dutch Iris  might be 'Casablanca' and it has certainly done well this year
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Re: Iris
« Reply #154 on: September 30, 2020, 02:25:01 PM »
They look so fresh and cool especially to us who are still being baked by the sun!
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Re: Iris
« Reply #155 on: October 11, 2020, 03:46:14 PM »
Some Dwarf Bearded Iris this spring:
DBI 'Wild Ruby'
DBI 'Smooch'
yellow DBI
DBI - maybe 'Cat's Eye'
maroon DBI
DBI 'Toy Clown'
DBI 'Olives & Umber'
DBI 'Tarheel Elf'
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Re: Iris
« Reply #156 on: October 27, 2020, 09:08:07 AM »
 Iris 'Holden Clough' - an Iris pseudocorus hybrid.
We moved the entire clump last year and it is finally recovered enough to flower!
They are now in a shallow depression at the end of a "dry creek bed" which directs water here when it rains
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Re: Iris
« Reply #157 on: October 29, 2020, 12:47:28 PM »
Here are 3 brown Dutch Iris :
1 & 2) Iris 'Autumn Princess' & 'Eye of the Tiger' (not sure which is which!)
3 & 4) Iris 'Thunderbolt'
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Re: Iris
« Reply #158 on: November 02, 2020, 04:53:02 PM »
Fermi I love the colour of these irises. They stand out more then the yellow
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« Reply #159 on: November 13, 2020, 01:54:27 PM »
Hi Charithea,
Yes, I've always liked the look of brown coloured Dutch Iris but it took ages to get any! On the packs of "Mixed Dutch Iris" there was always a picture with blue, yellow, white and brown flowers but there was never a brown one in the pack! 'Thunderbolt' was the first one I got from a friend back in the late 1990s, I think. The others have become available commercially in recent years here.
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Re: Iris
« Reply #160 on: November 24, 2020, 03:09:49 PM »
November is the time for these:
Spuria Iris 'Golden Candle'
Spuria Iris 'Wild At Heart'
Spuria Iris 'Intensity'
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« Reply #161 on: December 29, 2020, 02:03:15 AM »
I must be getting nesh in my old age https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesh. I thought the weather had turned cold and unpleasant a few weeks ago but this Iris germanica (I presume) clearly doesn't agree. Lots of plants were in bud and this one was in flower on Christmas Eve near a local market in Rome.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #162 on: December 29, 2020, 06:06:44 AM »
Wow, David! That's a word I have not heard in a very long time. It was, and perhaps still is, in common usage in my native Derbyshire while I was growing up. Generally used in the context of being sensitive to the cold. Incidentally I spotted another word in the link you provided that is of equal vintage and that was equally common, clem, as in "I'm fair clemmed" meaning "I'm really hungry".
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Re: Iris 'Maid of Orange'
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2021, 02:12:38 PM »
First flower out yesterday and there are a few more buds coming up too.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #164 on: May 04, 2021, 01:11:09 PM »
Beautiful colour David👍
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.