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Iris non-bearded 2020
« on: February 06, 2020, 05:02:44 PM »
I've had this for four years with nary a flower and this year I have three. Iris unguicularis 'Peloponnese Snow'

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 02:17:09 PM »
I keep meaning to get a white form of this species, but by the time I get into buying mood its flowering is over and I forget about it. Avon and 1 or 2 others sell it sometimes. The blue form has been in flower here since last October.
I was thinking of going to the Iris Show at Wisley this weekend. Never been to this show. Any recommendations? Seems a bit early to see much in flower apart from the "spring bulb" type. I can't say the recent American hybrids appealed to me much when I last saw them on a stand at a London show a few years back.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 02:41:59 PM »

I was thinking of going to the Iris Show at Wisley this weekend. Never been to this show. Any recommendations? Seems a bit early to see much in flower apart from the "spring bulb" type. I can't say the recent American hybrids appealed to me much when I last saw them on a stand at a London show a few years back.
I think there  will be  more to see  at the  Wisley  show  than Iris  reticulata forms - if the  wide  range  of  Iris  species  I know  are  in flower right  now  from friends who grow  them are  anything to  go by - such as the  superb species  and  forms  being  photographed and  shared  on Twitter this  week by  Kit  Strange  of  RHS  Kew.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 11:09:58 AM »
I thought  there  would  be  some  goodies  at the  British Iris Society  show  at  Wisley  today ... these  photos  are  from Kit Strange on Twitter   from the  show , starting with  the  cart  of  Kew Iris  plants , ready to  go...



"Irises now on display @RHSWisley
 at British Iris Society spring show, in the Clore learning centre. Doors open at 10.30 am and finish at 3.30pm"










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For all of irisarians! Next British Iris Society show
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 02:16:44 PM »
 For all of  irisarians!  Next British Iris Society show  :
BIS next show date for your diaries is April 25th - for the late spring show. Held at RHS Wisley, in the Glasshouse gallery - 10am - 4pm. A full list of events can be found on the website in the Events and News section......
https://www.britishirissociety.org.uk/198-2/
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 03:00:54 PM »
I thought  there  would  be  some  goodies  at the  British Iris Society  show  at  Wisley  today
Well lovely to see but a surprise - wasn't there a message on another thread that all the RHS gardens were to be closed today due to adverse weather??
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 03:12:23 PM »
Well lovely to see but a surprise - wasn't there a message on another thread that all the RHS gardens were to be closed today due to adverse weather??
BIS show  was  at  Wisley  on 8th Feb. and  went  ahead  as planned  - RHS gardens are  all closed  today - 9th Feb. 2020 because  of  Storm Ciara.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 06:49:57 AM »
nod to Gordon T who sent me his seeds:
 Iris tenax, flowering 2 years and 3 months after sowing
 unfortunately a lot of mortality (without transplanting): 4 plants remaining on thirty germinated seeds!

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 11:29:46 AM »
Glad to see this, Véronique! Everything here is still in suspended animation. Sad to hear that you had high mortality among your seedlings. I have had to scramble this past winter... Last year's sowing of seed from the Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris  exchange, all decided to start germinating in November. Seven pots of seedlings sit in a corner of our sunroom, waiting for temperatures to rise enough for them to be hardened off for the move outside. Martin will be happy to see them evicted.
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 01:31:23 PM »
From seed Iris chrysographes

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 05:50:57 AM »
From seed Iris chrysographes
Wow! That's a stunner, David!
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 09:34:41 AM »
A superb Iris David!
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 11:00:18 AM »
Thanks Steve and Fermi
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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2020, 02:52:00 PM »
These Irises grown from seeds flower for the first time. I suggest it is Iris orientalis. They stand on two places.
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In a sunny flower bed, about 1 m high

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In the shadow, about 1,5m high, but bigger flower.

As far as I remember it took some 5 years until they flowered and I hope this is the right species.

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Re: Iris non-bearded 2020
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2020, 08:59:46 PM »
Iris songarica grows at a dry place in the rainshade
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