Iris 2012

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RickR
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So many really nice iris, Wim!

Iris setosa ssp. canadensis (now Iris hookeri) was the first species iris I ever grew.  It came form a Chapter plant sale,.  As an introduction to species iris, I think it is the very best one for a newbie grower.  It is easy, adaptable to different climates, floriferous, colorful, yet intricate and not overpowering.

              Iris hookeri nana

         

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

deesen
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A purple form of Iris attica

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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David, good to see such a deep color form, but I'm not sure your plant is well, both the foliage and flower give the impression of a possible virus.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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deesen
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You're spot on Mark and it's also been confirmed on the SRGC Forum. This one is virused too-Iris lutescens alba-and both plants are now in the bin :(

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Pity David

couldn't you keep the plant a little longer to save seeds ??
I am searching Iris lutescens alba sins a few years

Roland

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Tom Waters
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'Katherine Hodgkin' here in Cuyamunge, New Mexico, today.

[i][color=#8080FF]Tom Waters ~ Telperion Oasis[/color]
[color=#A0C0FF]Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA ~ USDA zone 6[/color][/i]

RickR
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For a minute there, Tom, I thought that was very late for New Mexico; then I saw you were zone 5/6 - no wonder.  Katherine Hodgkin is one of my favorites.

Iris suaveolens - an old patch and a 3 year "seedling".  No new growth, just evergreen foliage.

       

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

Tom Waters
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First bearded iris of the season: Iris pumila aequiloba

[i][color=#8080FF]Tom Waters ~ Telperion Oasis[/color]
[color=#A0C0FF]Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA ~ USDA zone 6[/color][/i]

RickR
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Nice, Tom.

Iris suaveolens is usually the first to open in my garden.

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

Lori S.
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Looking good, Tom. 
Iris suaveolens is the first to bloom here too, Rick.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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