Iris 2012

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WimB
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Iris 2012

No spring Irisses here yet....I'll remedy that ;) In flower here now and during the last couple of weeks:

Iris 'Gordon'
Iris hyrcana
Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'
Iris 'George'
Iris 'Rhapsody'
Iris 'Blue Ice'
Iris histrioides 'Angel's Tears'
Iris 'Pixie'
Iris 'Ruby'
and Iris 'Alida'

Hoy
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Very tempting Wim! I have only Katherine H but it is still down in the soil. Too cold now. I am planning to plant more spring Irises next autumn.

BTW, does anybody know the name of this one from last late spring?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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I'm not sure, Trond. It appears to be in the "siberian group" - maybe Iris setosa?
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

WimB
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I think Fermi is right, Trond!

Iris setosa subsp. canadensis

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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I've been kind of waiting for Todd Boland to weigh in here.  He is the best expert we have here, I think, on this beardless iris. 

I tentatively agree.
Iris setosa subsp. canadensis is a synonym for Iris hookeri

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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Thanks all of you! I had quite forgotten the plant till I noticed the blue flowers among the weeds! (I did a little weeding afterwards)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

WimB
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Two more reticulate Irisses photographed today:

Iris 'Edward'
Iris 'Frank Elder'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Yes, I'll confirm Trond's iris as Iris hookeri (aka I. setosa ssp. canadensis)...that Iris is endemic to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, eastern North America, with the largest population located in Newfoundland. Didn't I send you seed of this Trond?  I thought I sent seeds of a lavender, very dwarf form.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Todd wrote:

Yes, I'll confirm Trond's iris as Iris hookeri (aka I. setosa ssp. canadensis)...that Iris is endemic to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, eastern North America, with the largest population located in Newfoundland. Didn't I send you seed of this Trond?  I thought I sent seeds of a lavender, very dwarf form.

Thanks Todd! Yes in fact you sent me two different forms and I have two huge potfulls of seedlings from last year which already start sprouting outside. They didn't flower as yearlings though! Maybe this year?

The pictured plant is probably something I've bought or got from somewhere - suddenly I noticed the flowers last spring at my summerhouse :-)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Michael J Campbell
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Iris tuberosa ( Hermodactylus tuberosus)

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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All nice ones- great range of colours, Wim! - I think I like all Irises- except some of the monstrous ruffly hybrids!  :o
Really love to see good patches of retics :) Need to get some more- I only planted one little batch several years ago, and last year they did not do much, may need a different site... (Muscari is increasing beautifully in that bed!)

I have I setosa canadensis small seedlings from seed from Kristl (Nova Scotia population) from a couple of years ago,  have to plant them out this year!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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