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Fermi
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The yellow Spuria Iris Hybrid has opened a couple of blooms

yellow spuria iris hybridyellow spuria iris hybrid

and a white Louisiana is also open

White La iris hybridWhite La iris hybrid

cheers

fermi

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

Mark McD
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Fermi, some lovely Iris there, the white Louisiana with green markings is beautiful and elegant.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Tingley
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If there are any others interested in trying out Pacific Coast Native Iris (or hybrids of them), the Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris is a great resource, and their 2013-2014 seed exchange went live today. You can check out their site at

 http://www.pacificcoastiris.org/

 

 

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

Mark McD
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Thanks so much Gordon, for letting me know about Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris, signing up was easy and inexpensive, just sent in an online order for seed of 15 Iris varieties, hard to restrain myself from ordering quadruple that amount.  Seed is inexpensive too, and easy to order and pay online with PayPal, and I received the latest newsletter, so packed with mouth-watering color photos of incredible PCI hybrids that it makes one swoon.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Toole
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Thanks also from me Gordon --I couldn't quite match Marks effort  winkhowever if i get all 14 packets of PC Iris hybrid seed I requested I'll be really happy smiley.yes

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Fermi
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Another Spuria Hybrid has opened, this one is called 'Barleycorn' and is quite dramatic

Spuria Iris BarleycornSpuria Iris BarleycornSpuria Iris Barleycorn

cheers

fermi

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

RickR
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Wonderful irises, Fermi.

You seem to be growing a lot of moisture living iris .... and dryland penstemon.  Is your climate dry and then are you watering you iris "all the time"?

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

Tingley
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Thanks, Dave, and Mark,

I first got to know the Pacific Iris when I lived in Vancouver BC, and spent time in Seattle WA. I am now trying to se if any of them will thrive in southern Nova Scotia's zone 6 to zone 7 climate. While hunting for photos of the seed exchange plants missing pictures, I came across a site that really had me in an uproar. The photo galleries cover more than just Pacific Coast Iris, and are well worth taking a look.

Here is the link to the Pacific Coast Iris Gallery.

http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery.php?dir=Iri... Coast&page=all

 

I'd love to find out what you two decided to order from the exchange, perhaps I'll PM you both with my choices if you are interested.

 

Cheers, from southwestern Nova Scotia

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

cohan
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Fermi- moisture for the Louisiana Iris does sound familiar  for the little I knew...

Spurias are nice too, Some of the folks in Manitoba and Saskatchewan I mentioned before are trying a lot of different iris, hybrids and species, and think they were doing well with spurias.. I've got a couple Irises checked off on my preliminary Holubec list, but not sure what I'll get in the end.. leaning mostly towards small things that flower in spring and have nice leaves..lol- maybe pumila types..

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

Toole
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Tingley wrote:

Thanks, Dave, and Mark,

I first got to know the Pacific Iris when I lived in Vancouver BC, and spent time in Seattle WA. I am now trying to se if any of them will thrive in southern Nova Scotia's zone 6 to zone 7 climate. While hunting for photos of the seed exchange plants missing pictures, I came across a site that really had me in an uproar. The photo galleries cover more than just Pacific Coast Iris, and are well worth taking a look.

Here is the link to the Pacific Coast Iris Gallery.

http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery.php?dir=Iri... Coast&page=all

 

I'd love to find out what you two decided to order from the exchange, perhaps I'll PM you both with my choices if you are interested.

 

Cheers, from southwestern Nova Scotia

Hello Gordon

I'd be keen to see what you have ordered so please send a PM .I only have 3 plants in total  below which are currently in bloom so I'm just happy to get seed of anything different so I can a play around with some crossing.

               

 

Lovely Iris pics by the way Fermi.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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