Iris 2011

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Mark McD
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LucS wrote:

Mark,
This one is grown from 2003 seed collected by Pavelka in de Changai Mtns, Mongolia, alt. 2500m

Thanks Luc... it seems worthy of a cultivar name, such a beauty.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Some more junos in flower
Iris magnifica from wild collected seeds (Uzbekistan), without the usual blue shade
Iris bucharica "Swan Wings"
Iris warleyensis
Iris bucharica x vicaria, a 1st generation hybrid

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Mark McD
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Gorgeous Junos Luc!  Up until a few years ago, when deer came in an ate all my Junos to mere nubs (which had the effect of weakening the bulbs and introducing rot with severed leaf-bases catching moisture, decimating my large clumps), I had two forms of I. magnifica, one with the typical tinge of blue, but the other a clean white. Neither were of known provenance.

'Swan Wings' is aptly named, really beautiful delicate ascending "wings" on that one, I'm not familiar with this cultivar. Good to see what pure I. warleyensis looks like, very pretty.

On your Iris bucharica x vicaria 1st generation hybrid, is this a hybrid of your own creation?  I don't see much evidence of vicaria in it, I would assume such a cross would show a bit of blue in the flower, but I know very little about Juno crosses and what plant characteristics prevail in hybrid progeny.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark,
This juno hybrid was grown from Alan McMurtrie seeds distributed via the Archibald list.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

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A few more:
Iris bucharica x warleyensis "Blue Warlsind"
Iris mandshurica

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Mark McD
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LucS wrote:

A few more:
Iris bucharica x warleyensis "Blue Warlsind"
Iris chamaeiris just starting
Iris mandshurica

Wonderful seeing photos of Iris mandshurica, darn near impossible to find a photo of this small Iris on the web. I know it from "Iris of China" by James Waddick and Zhao Yu-tang; inside there's a good photo of this small pseudoregelia.  It is not found at terribly high elevations, but since it is also found in the USSR, it suggests this species would be hardy outside.  Luc, I may sound like a broken record, but can you tell us where you obtained this little goodie?

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

LucS
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Found it at an AGS show last year.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

LucS
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This is a plant I got as Iris chamaeiris but because of priority of names it should be called Iris lutescens.
This is the violet clone with the typical yellow beard.
Iris lutescens is a plant of dryish grassy places occuring in NE-Spain, S-France and Italy.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

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Two Juno's in flower here today:

Iris x graeberiana 'Yellow Fall'
Iris vicaria 'Hodji-Obi-Garm'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Two more in flower today:
Iris reichenbachii from the Balkan
Iris taurica in a nice blue form

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

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