Iris 2011

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AmyO
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Luc!! Absolutely gorgeous...well done! I'm getting more into species Iris these last couple of years and have orderes quite a few from the seed-ex. Wish me luck!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

RickR
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I didn't know Iris reichenbachii came in a purple form!  Very nice, Luc!

Amy, be sure to hold your seeds over for at least two years if they don't germinate the first season.  There can always be the odd deviant seed, but some species need 2-3 cold treatments for best germination.

Best of Luck!

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

LucS
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RickR wrote:

I didn't know Iris reichenbachii came in a purple form!  Very nice, Luc!

Iris reichenbachii is very variable Rick. I have plants with yellow, brownish-yellow, wine-red and purple flowers.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

WimB
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A few Irisses in flower here this week:

Iris attica
Iris orchioides 'Aktash'
Iris sari 'Manissadjani'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

AmyO
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Amy, be sure to hold your seeds over for at least two years if they don't germinate the first season.  There can always be the odd deviant seed, but some species need 2-3 cold treatments for best germination.

Best of Luck!
[/quote]Thanks for the info Rick! I've got I. tectorum growing well now and a few others have just poped up with this warm weather after spending the winter outdoors under fleece blankets & plastic tarps.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

LucS
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Iris ruthenica nana always flowers between the leaves, but the individual flowers are nice.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

LucS
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From the onco-iris group:
Iris lycotis
Iris paradoxa
Iris iberica ssp elegantissima

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

RickR
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I have Iris ruthenica from seed sprouted last season.  I'm a little disappointed that the flowers will be hidden.  Still a nice plant, though.  But those oncos are fantastic!  I see why iberica is so sought after.

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

Lori S.
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Stunningly beautiful Iris species, Luc!  I can hardly think of anything more exotic-looking! 
I have been told by a local expert alpine gardener that Onco irises do well here - something I must try my hand at some day.

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

RickR
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Skulski wrote:

 
I have been told by a local expert alpine gardener that Onco irises do well here - something I must try my hand at some day.

Really? Outside in zone 3?  Unbelievable!  Obviously, the seasonal climatic changes must mimic their natural haunts, but who would have thought they could take such cold!

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

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