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John85

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Iris variegata
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:18:00 PM »
What kind of soil does it need?
I lost mine this winter and so did a friend
May be too wet?It was growing in ordinary good garden soil

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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 07:46:26 PM »
I thought  it  liked  wet soil?  With some  chalk?  Might  it  have  had  its  roots eaten by  vine  weevil grubs? They seem to like  Iris.
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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 07:19:46 AM »
Maggi
Iris pallida variegata likes wet soil indeed but I mean Iris variegata the Hungarian Iris

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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 08:06:03 AM »
I grow my different variegatas in a sonny and rather dry place in a gritty soil mixture. Just like my pumilas, reichenbachii…..
Herbert,
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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 12:37:06 PM »
Maggi
Iris pallida variegata likes wet soil indeed but I mean Iris variegata the Hungarian Iris
Ah, sorry, my mistake.
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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 09:10:58 PM »
Many years ago we saw Iris variegata flowering in vineyards by Lake Balaton in Hungary.
They grew there in full sun on dry soil.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: Iris variegata
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 03:02:05 PM »
Iris variegata and its forms are usually easily grown; a good, free-draining garden soil with a little added lime, in full sun should suit it perfectly.  I grow mine in pots, in a gritty compost, and left out all winter and have had no problems.   Perhaps you were just unlucky with a particularly delicate clone!   

 


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