Irises forum: Iris intermedia variegata

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Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 22, 2015 11:24 AM CST
I was gifted a small start of I. intermedia variegata, I've not grown Iris's before ( well, not counting the wild ones we have in the low part of our property.)
I checked the database but didn't find it.
I'd love some cultural hints. I'm in central florida, we can and do get freezes in the winter. Summer's can be quite hot/warm and often wet.

Thanks ahead for any help with this. The foliage is so pretty !
mj
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Apr 22, 2015 2:58 PM CST
I. verigata is a species of intermediate size. I can't give Florida culture habits. It may have to be grown in a small greenhouse.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 22, 2015 3:45 PM CST
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/Spec/SpecVariegata here's a little info. Like Lucy, I have no idea how one would handle culture in your area, might be some tips here : http://eveysblissfulgarden.com/Iris/Intro.htm or, try to contact your local iris club, or, a general garden club, or ,perhaps your county has a Master Gardener Program, which could help...Good Luck.....Arlyn
Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 23, 2015 11:41 AM CST
Thank you ! I actually got some information from someone that grows this in Fl. Part Sun/Shade, well draining soil, she leaves most of her clump in the ground, but does pull some divisions for winter just in case.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Apr 23, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Good luck, MJ. Once you get a bloom come back and post a photo on here for all of us to enjoy. smiles
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