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Leena

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2019, 09:58:43 AM »
A picture of I.sibirica 'Sibirischer Fruhling'. It is the earliest sibirica for me, flowering in early June.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2020, 05:45:03 PM »
I have grown this I.sibirica from seeds (as I.chrysographes) about ten years ago. It turned out to be a very vigorous and good plant. It's flowers are tall, and above foliage, and it makes a statement in my garden in early June. :)
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2020, 09:01:49 PM »
Very pretty Leena, I like the two-toned colour. And nice to have a blast of summer on a winter evening.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2020, 10:30:23 AM »
Gail, thank you. :) The flowers are small, but there are a lot of them, and the colour is different than in my other older I.sibiricas.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
From the 2017/18 SRGC Seed Ex. I got seed of the following Irises, I. virginica (No. 2194) labelled as 'hybrid' and I. versicolor 'Raspberry Slurp' (No. 2193) and both were sown late September 2018. Both germinated well and today I potted up 6 plants of each.

From my research in Brian Mathew's  'The Iris', virginica, common name Southern Blue Flag, is confined to more southerly parts of USA and grows in marshes, damp pine woods, ditches and wet grassy places in Florida, eastern Texas northwards to south east Virginia. Versicolor is widespread in eastern Canada southwards to Texas and also grows in marshes, swamps, wet meadows and on lake shores.

Given the above it's more than likely that members living in US or Canada sent in the seeds to the Seed Ex. If so a bit of advice wouldn't go amiss? Am I wasting my time trying these in south western England?

Well I didn't expect them to grow on, but they did and Iris versicolor ex 'Raspberry Splash' is in flower now for the first time and I virginica is showing a couple of buds as well.























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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2021, 02:23:53 AM »
Well I didn't expect them to grow on, but they did and Iris versicolor ex 'Raspberry Splash' is in flower now for the first time and I virginica is showing a couple of buds as well.

Well done, David! Plants have a way of surprising us, don't they!
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2019
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2021, 09:03:11 AM »
Well I didn't expect them to grow on, but they did and Iris versicolor ex 'Raspberry Splash' is in flower now for the first time and I virginica is showing a couple of buds as well.

Yeah David, it is a great and nice surprise!
« Last Edit: June 05, 2021, 09:12:42 AM by Ophrys »

 


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