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Reticulate Iris 2009
« on: January 01, 2009, 11:49:48 AM »
I have had a pot of Iris in bud now for more than two months.  Even bringing it into the warm has not encouraged it to bloom.  I was delighted to see another pot in flower - overlooked and unexpected.
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 12:03:54 PM »
Lovely Arthur, do you know what it's called?
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 12:19:46 PM »
David

No idea - perhaps someone on the Forum can name it.   It is not a garden variety.

I grow it in a pot as it looks so delicate, but in reality it is as hard as old boots.  :)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2009, 12:21:58 PM by art600 »
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 12:31:12 PM »
Looks a bit  like Iris bakeriana... but I am not certain.... I. bakeriana has leaves with an octagonal section, rather than a square cross-section, if that helps... ::)
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 01:20:27 PM »
Looks a bit  like Iris bakeriana... but I am not certain.... I. bakeriana has leaves with an octagonal section, rather than a square corss-section, if that helps... ::)

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I thought bakeriana, but the leaves are not round (8-sided)
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 01:25:46 PM »
Yes, I thought they looked square in your photo, but it was worth a check.

I expect 2009 will see us all "worriting away" at plant IDs just as much as we have in 2008 and all the other years ...... as some of us tend to  forget more and more, it will hardly be likely to get better! Never mind, so long as the eyes are good enough to enjoy the plants, I'm happy!
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 01:32:36 PM »
Just had a quick look at what Brian Mathew has to say about the leaves of Iris bakeriana. "In its typical form from Turkey it is distinct from other species in having nearly cylindrical leaves which have eight ribs running along their length, instead of the usual quadrangular leaves of this group......"
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 03:16:25 PM »
very, very nice.
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 05:26:35 PM »
Its not entirely unlike the form called 'Clairette' but I think you have a nice un-named form of Iris reticulata.

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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 05:49:44 PM »
I think it is almost entirely unlike 'Clairette'!!    ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2009, 06:17:56 PM »
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2009, 07:20:02 PM »
Can't help with the ID Arthur, but it surely is a looker !  8)
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2009, 08:03:22 PM »
Arthur,
Maggi,

the pictures do not look like "Clairette".
Could it be clone "Halkis", originated from Mount Halkis in Turkey?
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2009, 08:47:30 PM »
It could not look less like Clairette.

It does bear a resemblance to 'Kuh-e Abr'.  The falls are a different colour to 'Halkis'

I am just pleased that it continues to flower every year, and, with proper care may reward me with many more.
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Re: Reticulate Iris 2009
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2009, 08:57:46 PM »
Having just reviewed the old forum to look at Kuh-e Abr, I can see that this is not my Iris - the falls are blue, whereas mine are plum?
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