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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »
Thanks for posting that for me Fermi. I wish all reticulata irises reached flowering size so quickly!
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2018, 05:01:24 AM »
Nice surprise to find 2 blooms open at once on this little retic.
It's one of Alan McMurtrie's (the I.danfordiae influence is seen in the wispy uprights) which I got through Marcus Harvey years ago when Janis was selling them.
The label says 'Blue Ice' but I see a different iris (e.g. http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/plants_album/the%20plants%20-%20%20complete%20collection/iridaceae/Iris/Subgen%20Hermodactyloides/I.%20reticulata/slides/Iris%20reticulata%20Blue%20Ice%200002.html ) though I note that Peter T posted a similar pic on the forum in 2012.
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2018, 10:27:30 AM »
The most common Retic grown in Australia has to be 'Harmony' with its two-tone flowers of purply-blue (not as blue as in the pic).
This is the first one in our garden to open,
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2018, 03:52:23 PM »
A couple more
'Purple Gem' - from Hillview this year
'Gordon'
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2018, 11:37:55 AM »
Open today:
1) Iris 'Violet Beauty' with 'Gordon' behind
2) Iris 'Violet Beauty' originally from Lambley Nursery in 2014
3) Iris 'Violet Beauty' in another bed and colour not true in pic
4) Iris 'Goerge'
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2018, 01:32:02 PM »
You have a great collection Fermi. Thanks for posting

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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 11:54:02 AM »
You have a great collection Fermi. Thanks for posting
Hi Michael,
it's taken a few years of gathering as different varieties have become available over the years.
When I first started growing them 'Harmony' was the only one I could find!
It took a few years before its sport 'Alida' was brought into the country but now it's proving as amenable as its "parent"; here's the first of its flowers for this year
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2018, 01:03:04 PM »
After a couple of days more flowers have opened on Iris 'Alida' and the first flower on what I think is 'Springtime' but it might be 'Clairette' - I can't tell them apart!
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2018, 12:55:54 PM »
Some iris in flower in the garden today:
1) Iris 'Pauline' - recent purchase from Hillview;
2) Iris reticulata ex 04-IM grown by Jon B from seed from Alan McMurtie
3 & 4) more Iris 'Springtime'
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2018, 07:59:06 AM »
an unusual shade of ?turquoise blue : a cross I made way back in 1962 by putting pollen of Iris winogradowii onto the commercial form of Iris reticulata . This commercial form of reticulata seems to have vanished from the trade .
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2018, 11:20:11 AM »
That's a pretty one , Otto - though I find them all rather fetching!
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Re: Iris reticulata 2018
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2018, 10:31:44 AM »
I'm finding Iris vartanii (seed from Oron) is performing pretty well for me. It's more vigorous for me than Iris reticulata, possibly because it flowers so early. I have relatively mild winters (it never snows but we do reach freezing a couple of times) so maybe there are more days of growth after flowering compared to cooler climates?

Could any breeders tell me if it would be possible to cross Iris vartanii with I. reticulata? Has anyone tried? I'd have to save the pollen from both as they flower at different times (I assume store it in the fridge or freezer). If I could get Iris reticulata to flower earlier, maybe I'd have more success with it?

These are some Iris vartanii bulbs on 1cm grid. Pretty good for pot grown I think.
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