Iris 2011

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LucS
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Iris 2011

Juno season has started again.
Here some pictures to show you the variability of iris rosenbachiana:
photo 1-2 = "Deep Purple"
3-4 = "Varzob"
5 = "Harangon"
6-7 = "Tovilj-Dara"
8-9 = unnamed selection from the wild

LucS
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From an other section is iris (histrioides x winogradowii) "Frank Elder", a sister seedling of the better known "Katherine Hodgkin"

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Mark McD
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Hello Luc, welcome to the NARGS Forum; thanks for kicking off Iris 2011 with a bang!  The Iris rosenbachiana cultivars are splendid.  It'll be a couple more months before we see such things over here (not that I have Iris rosenbachiana), but it is most refreshing to see these Iris delights on this cold winter morning.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Luc Gilgemyn
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I thought I'd give it a try here as well !  ;)
Couldn't refuse Marc McDonoughs friendly invitation !  ;)

Here's two Juno Iris :

I. rosenbachiana 'Harangon' in full swing
Iris x sindpers

Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

Boland
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Gorgeous images!  Please consider adding some to our image gallery!

With 5 feet of snow in my garden, I won't be seeing any iris bloom anytime soon.

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

RickR
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Spectacular!  How long does each individual flower last?

And would that be pretty much standard across the Juno species?

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

Paul T
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OMG... the rosenbachiana!!!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o  Stupendous!! :o

Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Luc Gilgemyn
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Thanks for the compliments guys !

Rick, each flower (depending on the weather) lasts for about a week.
The rosenbachiana I'm showing had one flower open on February 3rd - (you can see it's shrivelled remainders in the low left corner of the picture) - since then 3 new flowers devellopped - flowering will end in about one week from now I guess)

Todd,
I'll have a look where your image gallery is.  ;)

Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

Mark McD
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Luc, I think I like Iris rosenbachiana 'Harangon' best of all, simply gorgeous. These iris have the types of flowers one wants to keeping staring at, taking in the sculpted intricacies of the blooms, contemplating the dramatic coloration and markings.

I have posted photos of my "Juno" Iris in the past, I will add some link to these. When visiting the gardens of John Lonsdale in Pennsylvania, USA, the most striking aspect of this truly outstanding garden, if that he "pushes the envelope" so to speak, and grows things outdoors that we often think of as ungrowable outdoors.  Such inspiration.  This is where I saw many Juno iris being grown outdoors, even seeding around, and there were Oncos too.  Those that I have grown all came from John.

Not only is his garden magnificent, but so too is his web site and extensive photo galleries.  Here are links to John's Edgewood Gardens web site, his Iris subgenus Scorpiris gallery, and the last link to the floral candy of Iris rosenbachiana:

http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/

http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/Plants_album/The%20Plants%20-%20%20Comple...

http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/Plants_album/The%20Plants%20-%20%20Comple...

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

WimB
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No magnificent Juno's, like from the two Luc's, here...just some reticulate Irisses which were flowering here in the last couple of weeks:

Iris 'Alida'
Iris 'Beautiful Day'
Iris 'Blue Ice'
Iris danfordiae
Iris 'Evening twilight'
Iris 'George'
Iris 'Gordon'
Iris 'Harmony'
Iris histrio
Iris histrioides 'Angel's Eye'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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And a couple more:

Iris hyrcana
Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'
Iris 'Morning Glow'
Iris 'Pixie'
Iris 'Vivacious Beginnings'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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