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(Zone 5a)
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cats1
Aug 14, 2014 2:45 PM CST
Hi guys,

We found this iris blooming at our local cemetery and was wondering if someone could give us an id on it. It's blooming now, but this might not be its normal bloom time if it was just planted this year.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 14, 2014 2:48 PM CST
Have no idea. It looks like a Gladiolus. (sp?)
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 14, 2014 3:05 PM CST
I agree
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cats1
Aug 14, 2014 3:59 PM CST
Thanks for the info. Smiling Now I'm off to check out gladioluses!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 14, 2014 4:02 PM CST
You could probably take a trowel or knife and loosen up a couple little bulblets to take home. I'm sure they would want you to have them : )
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 14, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Smiling Definitely a Glad! Have had two pop up out of nowhere in my yard. Here is a shot of one of mine for comparison.
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cats1
Aug 14, 2014 6:34 PM CST
Sherry.. lol! After getting some more info on glads, I don't think they'll make it here in zone 5, but if they do I might have to buy some next year... or keep my knife handy. ;)

Leslie - That's gorgeous. :)
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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
Aug 14, 2014 7:05 PM CST
Cats -- Glads will do just fine in your zone. Lots of people even north of you have them. In far north locations, the bulbs have to be dug up and over-wintered in a cool, dry location, and replanted in spring. I think you'd do OK where you are if you planted them near your house, especially along a south-facing wall. FWIW.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 14, 2014 7:41 PM CST
My son has some as foundation-type plantings, and has good luck over-wintering them. I plant mine in the spring, and either pull them up to save for the next year, or just let them go, and plant new ones the next spring. I use mine at the back of the iris beds, for a little late season color.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 14, 2014 8:32 PM CST
hardy glads work here. the regular glads do not come back if I leave them in the ground over the winter.
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cats1
Aug 14, 2014 9:13 PM CST
Thanks for the encouragement guys. I tip my hat to you. It's good to know there might be some glads that can make it here. Smiling
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 15, 2014 5:17 AM CST
We always had Glads while I was growing up in Michigan. They were really good growers there.
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Aug 15, 2014 5:18 AM CST
I have tons of them in my yard to give it more color during the "bad" time for the iris.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 15, 2014 6:51 AM CST
My grandma used to have a row of them in here veggie garden, along with zinia's, batchler buttons, and others. She used to love to have fresh cut flowers in the house.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 15, 2014 7:27 AM CST
I had forgotten - but they make great cut flowers. Big sprays of Glads are wonderful in the house!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 15, 2014 11:27 AM CST
I tried growing them, but the always seem to flop over.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Aug 15, 2014 11:37 AM CST
They do for me, too, Tom ! I've trained Rita ( kinda' like Pavlov, and his dogs ! Sticking tongue out ) to plant them (she says I don't plant "deep enough !), and then to stake them, when they fall (she say's it's only the ones I plant that fall Rolling on the floor laughing ) but they ALL seem to go down ,either in a heavy rain (not a problem lately !! Grumbling ), or a strong wind (which we have had in abundance!). We tried some of the "hardy" glads once, and they did make it through the winter pretty well, but are no where near as nice a flower as the "regular" ones (IMHO). Every spring, Menards has a big sale price on spring bulbs, and I can buy a bag of 30( I think Confused , been a while since spring, I guess !)for about $5, and before too long, they mark them down, and it usually falls into their spring "everything's 11% off" sale so they are cheap enough that we just plant 'em, and leave them in the ground to freeze at the end of the season....except for those that Rita especially likes, "we"dig, and save those......Arlyn
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 16, 2014 12:16 AM CST
I use grow-through supports like these at Gardener's Supply:
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/grow-through-supports/8587111RS...

It keeps most of them upright... I also use them on asters, dahlias, phlox.. and probably other things I can't think of now...

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You can barely see a bit of the support just above the tips of the iris..
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And there's a taller, prettier support that the dahlia is growing through that would probably work well for glads too.

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 16, 2014 3:52 AM CST
Nice picture, Love the rain gauge! What's that for anyway??? Rolling on the floor laughing I know it's Garden Art!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Aug 22, 2014 1:39 AM CST
Currently, the rain gauge collects wayward sprinkler drops. We had fairly heavy fog/mist yesterday.. Enough to make my hair frizzy, but not enough to cover the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket.. It was glorious gardening weather.. not a great hair day though.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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