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Michael J Campbell
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Wim,will you let me know if you get a name for that yellow Iris,No 2 picture, as I also  have it with a no name label.

Cheers. 

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Peden
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May is little Iris time here. I got 'Candy fluff' and 'Sleepy Time' at Poker Hill in Vermont. Well before that I was growing the "dwarf purple" one which may have come from Addison Gardens. Zdenek Zvolanek liked the "dwarf yellow" one so much, that when he saw it in a friend's Canadian garden, he begged a piece. I don't know if he still refers to it as Michael's Iris. Zdenek? I can add just a little more to its story: I got it at a local Master Gardener's plant swap in the earliest days of my rock gardening, if not before. Good, even great plants can turn up anywhere! I never studied it, but there is, or was some fellow by the name Hermit Meddler who offered a stunning array of these little Iris.

Michael Peden
Lake Champlain Valley, zone 4b
Four and a half months frost free
Snow cover not guaranteed

cohan
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Every one of them is nice- Sleepytime has an especially nice colour- and nice to see the spreading patches too..

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

LucS
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One of the last onco's in flower : iris polakii from Iran/Azerbaijan

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Lori S.
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What a beauty, Luc!

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

deesen
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Iris prismatica I think? Flowering for the first time and grown from SRGC Seed Ex. seed sown September 2009.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

cohan
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Luc- i remember some of your great oncos- they really can't be beat for colours!

David- that seems quite quick flowering, nice work!

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

Allison
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deesen wrote:

Iris prismatica I think? Flowering for the first time and grown from SRGC Seed Ex. seed sown September 2009.

Neither the colour nor the "stance" seem like I. prismatica to me. Is it a dwarf and pale form? Or could it be something else?

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

deesen
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Lis, I posted the same image on the SRGC Forum and the general view was that it wasn't Iirs prismatica (it didn't check out with the description Brian Mathew gives in "The Iris") more likely to be a Pacific Coast hybrid. Never mind, it's quite pretty and I shall keep it.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Michael J Campbell
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Iris germanica Davy Jones

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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