Iris 2013

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RickR
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Iris 2013

Iris suaveolens (yellow form)
        

Iris suaveolens var. rubromarginata
            

 

 

Edited to add missing photos

RickR
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Iris hybrid - This is a twice blooming one, hardy and twice blooming even in zone 3.  But, rather than the second bloom occurring in late summer/fall, these buds are held over the winter to bloom in the very early spring.  Then the normal blooming comes later when other tall bearded Iris bloom, and is normal height.
   

Iris lutescens 'Campbellii'
   

Iris reichenbachii
   

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

deesen
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Fine show of Irises there Rick.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mark McD
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Rick, I'll second that motion, really fine Iris, particularly love the unnamed twice-blooming hybrid with extra wide falcate leaves, mmmMMM good! Iris lutescens 'Campbellii' and in particular Iris reichenbachii, are stunning, and so are the photos.  The last photo of I reichenbachii is so special, I would want to use it as my computer screen "wallpaper".

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

RickR
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I have already "stolen" this pic from Dave Toole for my desktop:

         

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

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RickR wrote:

I have already "stolen" this pic from Dave Toole for my desktop:

 

My 'charge out' rate has just gone up Rick  ;D
Account coming to you in due course ....... ;)

Cheers Dave.

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

Lori S.
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Beautiful, Rick!
I don't have many Iris anymore at all.  Of the few, this Iris chamaeiris (syn. Iris lutescens) is in bloom:

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

RickR
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We had our Chapter plant sale this past Saturday, and due to the very late spring, many of my Iris reichenbachii were blooming.  Consequently, many more sold than would have otherwise.  These all came from seed from the very nice yellow one above, but there was a range of colors from purple to light purple bicolors to yellowish, but no true yellows.  Sorry, I meant to photograph all the variations, but in my haste I guess I didn't.  I am the Plant Sales Chair and a major donator, and only had one day for most of the preparations. 
       

Iris lacustris
         

Iris humilis
             

Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae in the garden.
             

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

tropicalgirl251...
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Thanks Rick. I have the Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae but only got the name after seeing your picture.

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

Tony Willis
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Rick very lovely Iris reichenbachii,i have seen it in the wild several times but always in blue. Here is a picture I took three weeks ago above Prespa Lake in Greece on the border with Albania. It was growing with a lot of others in the footpath.

RickR
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Always most interesting to see (I. reichenbachii) plants in the wild, Tony.  I've been surprised at how deep the rhizomes sit when given a deep root run.

Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae seems to like some shade.  I see you have an empimedium growing near yours, too, Krish.  Behind mine, one can see the leaves of Colchicum x agrippinum and there is the tentatively named Epimedium pauciflorum there, also.  The hosta is Mr. Isami Improved.
                 

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

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