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arisaema

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2 unknown Iris
« on: June 09, 2008, 10:35:48 AM »
Could someone help me with a name for these? The first one is about 30cm/1 foot and was sowed as Iris tenax. The second is about 50-60cm, and showed up in a bed where I may have recycled some seed compost.

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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 12:29:47 PM »
Hello,

the first one looks like a form of Iris ensata (I don't know which cultivar) and the second one looks more like Iris tenax
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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 01:06:26 PM »
Thanks Wim! I did a bit of googling, and found an ensata relative, Iris hookeri 'Monstrosa', which looks pretty close.

The standards on #2 look too small for tenax, I wonder if it could be yet another setosa, or possibly a wild form of ensata?
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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 02:58:44 PM »
You're welcome,

The first one could indeed be Iris hookeri 'monstrosa'.
I think the second one is closer to Iris setosa ( http://www.stewo.no/I/Iris%20setosa%2026.jpg ) than Iris ensata. Normally Iris setosa is smaller than Iris ensata.
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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 04:24:10 PM »
Wim here is a 'normal' Iris hookeri
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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 04:30:21 PM »
Luit, the first picture doesn't look like a "normal" Iris hookeri but it has a lot of resemblance to the "monster" form  :)

Thanks for the picture
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Re: 2 unknown Iris
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 08:00:47 AM »
The first one looks like some of the more modern Iris sibirica breeding (by that I mean once they started getting into the more prominent standards, not just bigger falls etc).
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