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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2019, 07:36:31 PM »
Am I wasting my time trying these in south western England?
Personally I don't think you are ever wasting time sowing seed. The chance of something interesting coming up is probably considerably higher than the chance of your numbers coming up if you buy a lottery ticket...

Not from seed, but I shall be saving the seed if it sets - Iris sibirica 'Lucy Locket', small flowers but a nice clear yellow.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 08:27:35 PM »
Personally I don't think you are ever wasting time sowing seed. The chance of something interesting coming up is probably considerably higher than the chance of your numbers coming up if you buy a lottery ticket...

Not from seed, but I shall be saving the seed if it sets - Iris sibirica 'Lucy Locket', small flowers but a nice clear yellow.

I'd still like to talk with an American grower though. Oh, and I'm very envious about Lucy Locket!
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2019, 09:13:55 PM »
I'm very envious about Lucy Locket!
Give me a nudge in the autumn and I'll see if its splittable.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2019, 06:28:49 PM »
Gail you have such spectacular Iris sibiricas! Both are very special but I especially liked 'Ginger Twist'.
I googled it and it is quite new cultivar. :)
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »
On Saturday I went to the BIS Group for Beardless Iris Day - excellent talks in the morning by Alun & Jill Whitehead, Tim Loe and Julian Sutton followed by a visit to the National Collection of sibericas at Aulden Farm;

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2019, 07:42:55 PM »
Iris sibirica 'Art in Bloom'

Iris sibirica 'Banish Misfortune'

Iris sibirica 'Here be Dragons'

Iris sibirica 'Honey Chic'

Iris sibirica 'Huntress'

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2019, 09:03:24 PM »
Iris sibirica 'Kiss the Girl'

Iris sibirica 'Miss Apple'

Iris sibirica 'New Mown Hay'

Iris sibirica 'Painted Woman'

Iris sibirica 'Shrawley'



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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 09:04:51 PM »
And last one which was particularly floriferous 'So Van Gogh'
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2019, 06:12:03 AM »
what a collection!

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2019, 07:46:15 AM »
On Saturday I went to the BIS Group for Beardless Iris Day - excellent talks in the morning by Alun & Jill Whitehead, Tim Loe and Julian Sutton followed by a visit to the National Collection of sibericas at Aulden Farm;

Gail, what a wonderful day you have had! Thank you for the pictures. :)
I.sibirica breeding now seems so produce so many new colour combinations in flowers, they really are wonderful. 'So Van Gogh' looks amazing.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2019, 07:30:40 AM »
Iris virginica 'Slightly Daft' - don't know why, looks sensible to me.


Iris laevigata 'Rowden Starlight'
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2019, 11:22:33 AM »
I have grown a number of Iris ensata over the years; "Rose Queen" and currently "Aquamarine" come to mind. As I have a dry garden and at present only a small plastic pond getting the correct damp conditions year round needs remembering when to water or move them. They don't like drowning all year and getting too dry is a problem. I bought the "Aquamarine" a couple of years back and now it is ~10 plants, 5 of which I kept. The 3 I planted out by the side (outside) of my small pond are flowering, apparently happily, at just 6" or so high, whereas the 2 still in pots in a damp seed tray are nearer 18". I had "Rose Queen" for many years in a pond and permanently wet feet, but I suspect it survived because it grows so fast in a basket it lifts itself out of the water.

Brian, in a very dry chalk garden where the deer seem to like my autumn raspberries. A very late small crop this year; hopefully ;-(
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2019, 11:33:42 AM »
I sowed the seeds of Iris xantospuria in April last year and got the first seedling on 22-07-18.
Today I unpotted them and found 9 of the ten seeds had germinated, 3 seedlings are quite small and have been returned to the seed pot the rest were potted individually. They have grown quite quickly so I wonder how soon we'll get flowers?
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2019, 05:10:56 PM »
1st flower,in a 2 1/2 inch pot
Iris barbatula

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2019, 05:50:05 AM »
very nice this Iris barbatula !

 


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