Irises forum: One years growth

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UndertheSun
Jun 25, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Would any of you care to share some photos of the growth on your rhizomes that were planted last season. I have some that have increased quite well Hurray! , while I have a few that are asleep at the wheel. Glare I also have a few that bloomed, but so far, are showing no sign of any increases (Hello Darkness and Swingtown). Sad

I know some increase faster than others, I'm just curious is all.

I misplaced the charger for my camera battery, so I can't share any photos at this time. *Blush*
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 25, 2014 4:22 PM CST
My Midnight Oil shares the traits of Hello Darkness and Swingtown! Crying But I have a mixed bag other than that. Will try and get some rhizome shots to you soon.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 25, 2014 7:19 PM CST
I get slow but steady growth from both Swing Town and Hello Darkness. Mixed bag with the rest of the 1 and 2 year old clumps. Harvest of Memories however must really like my soil - it went wild. Will be thinning it shortly.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jun 25, 2014 7:46 PM CST
So those two are slow and steady, ok good to know, thank you.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 25, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Rob -- I had a couple that went absolutely wild this year -- Rio Rojo and Tango Amigo come to mind. If I have time, I'll snap a couple of photos..........

Had a few clunkers too.... Sad
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UndertheSun
Jun 25, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Thank you! Thumbs up

Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 26, 2014 8:07 AM CST
You will find a huge variation between cultivars, as to the amount of increase. I planted about 300 iris last year, and while some were "early spring "plantings, and some were "late fall", the majority were all planted from, say, June 20th, to July 15th. I'll post a pic or 2 that I have already in the file( I'd take a few just of "plant size", but it's raining!):
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With the exception of the yellow in the foreground, all these were planted as single rhizomes, last year


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These were all" single " plantings from last year,( except for 3 plants in foreground )
I think you will find that after about 2 years in the ground, there are some that will have increased to the point of 'crowding their neighbors", and will need dividing/moving, and others will just be making their first stalk! That's just the "nature of the beast"!

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UndertheSun
Jun 26, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Very nice Arlyn, thank you. Thumbs up

Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 29, 2014 12:33 PM CST
As I said before, some of mine have fared much better than others. Here is a close up of Change In The Weather's increases after one year:
Thumb of 2014-06-29/Lestv/a6ddf1

as compared to my poor little Midnight Oil after two years (!):
Thumb of 2014-06-29/Lestv/044832

My front garden's increases have been larger in general than those in the back garden (under a maple tree) , but so far those that struggled from the get go are the only ones I am still having problems with.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 29, 2014 6:54 PM CST
I keep forgetting to take pictures of the Irises with exceptional increases. Dang. Blinking
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 30, 2014 4:17 AM CST
I had one called Jacob that was just huge after only one year, well yesterday I dug out the last of it, and by the time I cut off all of the rot, I had a couple small nubs with some possilbe new increases that "Might" make it. The good news is that Brad includes some of that in his box, so I should be OK.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 30, 2014 9:57 AM CST
I didn't get photos, but 'Janet Price' came into the garden & produced 3 stalks with a couple other increases. Will see what it does after a full year here. It is blue-white darker blue on the fall rim.

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UndertheSun
Jul 1, 2014 4:51 PM CST
Thank you for the photos Leslie I tip my hat to you.

Thank you Tom, but sorry to hear of your continuing rot issues. Sad

Thank you Lucy, that one sounds like it's growing like crazy. Thumbs up

Mary Ann, is that a camera I see sitting on your table? Whistling .... Sticking tongue out
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 1, 2014 6:45 PM CST
Well, yes -- ahem -- it is. Did I mention that I keep forgetting? Ummmmm -- did I mention that I got stung by a wasp? And that my back hurts? And that it's hot out? And that I've been busy?

All true. But mostly I keep forgetting. Whistling
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 2, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Just so you know, I've had 'Hello Darkness' in the ground for years. I've divided, moved bits to other areas, and it's still a bit of a bow-wow of a grower here.

This was something I'd been wanting to do... I got most, but not all of last year's that went in the ground. I took some pictures, but this list shows how many fans, and where I got them. The asterisk indicates bloom the first year.

*Absolute Treasure 6 MB
Amethyst Flame 3 HIPS
Blue Shimmer 6 BBH
Brimmed Red Amo 5 S
Buttercup Bower 2 S
*Chance of Showers 3 BV
*Concertina 6 EX
*Conjuration 12 Sch
Copper Lustre 4 HIPS
Dracula’s Kiss 4 *(Tried to bloom on a swan neck that broke) BV
*Father Rigney 2 EX
Frances Kent 6 (but small) HIPS
Gay Geisha 2 MB
Gay Pal 5 S
*Gay Paree (has bloom stalk 7-2-14) HIPS
Girly Girl 10 Sch bonus
*Grand Canyon 2 (Might not be GC) BBH
*Halloween Halo 4 S
Happy Days 4 S
*Honey Glazed 3 MB
*Loreley 6 MB
Lula Marguerite 4 S
Majorette 2 HIPS
*Masada 3 BBH
Moonlit Sea 6 BBH
Mystique 2 HIPS
*New Snow 3 HIPS
Ola Kala 4 (small) HIPS
*Orloff 3 S
*Paul Black 5 Sch
*Peekaboo Zebu 3 MB
Plumeri 5 S
Pretty Pansy 1 S
*Reckless Abandon 1 BV
*Rhinelander 5
Sable Night 7 EX
*Skating Party 2 MB
*Smart Money 2 MB
*Splashacata 5 S
*Spooned Blaze 3 BBH
*Spring Bliss 7 (bloomed 3x since receiving) BV
Starship Enterprise 3 Sch
Stepping Out 7 Sch
Striped Butterfly 3 (small) MB
*That’s All Folks 5 MB
The Red Douglas 3 HIPS
Venita Faye 1 MB
*Whole Cloth 3 HIPS

All Historics in planted in this bed this year (The one tomato plant in the background is from Joe Ghio.. so it can be with the Iris):
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A mix here... all planted last fall.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jul 4, 2014 12:35 PM CST
Rob - I guess the best grower of the year award in my garden goes to Las Vegas. In the 10 months it has been planted it has produced 11 good size increases!!! And ironically ..... it was sent to me by mistake! Blinking It was suppose to be Seakist. Also, LV is suppose to be a rebloomer, so I'll have to see with all that growth if it wants to be the first rebloomer to bloom for me.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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UndertheSun
Jul 5, 2014 12:14 PM CST
That's great Sherry, thank you! Hurray!

11 increases, wow thank you Leslie! Thumbs up

I see conjuration had 12 for Sherry, wow again.

This is great information for choosing what to plant where. At first I wanted to make sure mine were growing at a normal pace. Then it occurred to me it's great to know which increase fast, so I give those a little more room to grow.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 5, 2014 8:04 PM CST
Okay. I FINALLY had time to take some pictures for you, Rob. I ignored everything with less than 6 increases in one year's time. These are all Irises that were planted in the fall of 2012, so they were 18 months old at the time of bloom this spring.

First up is Tango Amigo -- 11 increases:
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Next up is Rio Rojo -- also 11 increases:
Thumb of 2014-07-06/Muddymitts/27d45e

Third is Black Magic Woman -- 8 increases:
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Next is Society Lady -- 8 increases:
Thumb of 2014-07-06/Muddymitts/df354d Lookit the size of some of those rhizomes!!

Also -- Florentine Silk -- 7 increases, I believe:
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Not pictured -- Daughter of Stars -- 6 increases, already transplanted.

Also not pictured -- Hollywood Nights -- 6 increases, dug and ready to be transplanted. AND -- this one was received and planted last fall (2013)!!!

So. There ya go -- the Irises doing REAL well in Kentucky!!! Green Grin!



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UndertheSun
Jul 6, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Thank you Mary Ann, those are looking great! Thumbs up

I found the location of my battery charger. I left it (behind) next to my Nephews computer, which is 2 hours away. *Blush*
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
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stetchworth
Jul 7, 2014 4:26 AM CST
Some good looking Iris increases there Mary Ann. Thumbs up

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