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Author Topic: Iris foetidissima  (Read 2610 times)

John85

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Iris foetidissima
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:12:14 AM »
Does anyone have some experience in sowing them?
Do you clean the seeds and remove the orange flesh?
Do they need vernalization?
When do you see the first sign of germination?

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 12:33:53 PM »
 They grow like weeds here!
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 12:54:09 PM »
I 've never sown it, as John I expect, because they resow them so easily...
Yvain Dubois - Isère, France (Zone 7b)  _ south east Lyon

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 04:15:58 PM »
The ordinary ones self-sow like weeds in my garden, too, but the white-fruited one didn´t germinate. Does anyone grow a form with clean yellow or blue flowers? Or the variegated form which flowers freely?

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 09:19:23 PM »
The ordinary ones self-sow like weeds in my garden, too, but the white-fruited one didn´t germinate. Does anyone grow a form with clean yellow or blue flowers? Or the variegated form which flowers freely?

I grow one called 'Picos Yellow', it's quite floriferous & a good, clear colour...
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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 08:43:54 AM »
This sounds very promising! Is this selection propagated by division or seed? In Germany I once bought ´Citrina´from a nurseryman, but it flowered the usual muddy colour of the species.

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 11:36:02 AM »
There are lots of colour variants in the flowers - see http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10051.60
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 12:32:44 PM »
Thank You for that link, John, You really grow an impressing range of colour variants! In Germany, none are offered at the moment, although, according to Fritz Köhlein´s book ´Iris´, there must have been a variety of colours available mor than 30 years ago.
My variegated Iris foetidissima never flowered for me, but for friends, who received a piece of it. It was a nice surprise when they told me about it and were kind enough to share their picture.
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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2018, 06:56:25 PM »
This sounds very promising! Is this selection propagated by division or seed? In Germany I once bought ´Citrina´from a nurseryman, but it flowered the usual muddy colour of the species.

This one is propagated by division, I had it from Snowdrop People...
Malcolm A.J. Allison, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Mariette

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 09:12:54 AM »
Well, I know of a German snowdropman who grows it, too, but he may offer only seedlings.

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 01:05:33 PM »
This is seed grown. Last year bloomed for the first time, but bug eated seed pod ..
The strange ting is purple anther of it. Is it not I . foetidissima, I am not sure.Do I have to wait till seeding?
Anything help much appreciated.
Antalya, Turkey

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Re: Iris foetidissima
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 03:36:25 PM »
After 30 years, my variegated Iris foetidissima flowered for the first time.

 


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