Irises forum: Does anyone want mixed Japanese irises?

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 20, 2015 9:03 AM CST
They are all dug, cut back, washed but they're also mixed so there's no telling which is purple, or violet or the one that looks like Fortune but probably isn't. I have a huge amount and splitting them into several boxes could mean you'd get only purple, or only violet or only the Fortune look alike.

The box of JI's before cleaning and trimming: Thumb of 2015-08-20/pirl/394b8e
All cleaned and ready to go to a new home: Thumb of 2015-08-20/pirl/1abc60

Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 20, 2015 5:33 PM CST
Arlene, I wish I could grow them but our soil just isn't cut out for them. Sad
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 20, 2015 5:37 PM CST
Okay folks - this is a good chance to try some Japanese! Arlene has GORGEOUS Japanese iris so even unnamed ones will be worth their weight in salt. Smiling
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 20, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Thanks, Celia. I am glad you gave them a try a few years ago so you're not tempted. That makes it easy to resist.

Ha, Leslie! If everyone who inquired is serious then I'm out of extras for now. They do have names but I've just lost track of them.

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UndertheSun
Aug 20, 2015 8:13 PM CST
I don't have the water to grow them, but thank you for the offerings Arlene! Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 20, 2015 8:35 PM CST
They really don't do very well in many parts of CA, Rob, so you can enjoy what does grow best for you.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 20, 2015 8:35 PM CST
They like acidic soil. They do not need to stand in water.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 20, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Does that mean that they might be happy in western Kentucky? We have acidic soil. Do they need full sun? I've never grown Japanese Irises before............
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 20, 2015 8:47 PM CST
They seem to grow well here, Mary Ann ! better get a few, and I'll talk you through my "system' Sticking tongue out
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 20, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Well, ok. Arlene, do you still have some to share?
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 21, 2015 7:16 AM CST
All out for now but I'll get my paid helper to dig more by mid September. Sorry, Mary Ann, but I never expected such a big response.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 21, 2015 7:23 AM CST
Oh, OK. Glad that they all found homes!! Smiling
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 21, 2015 7:51 AM CST
So sorry, Mary Ann.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 21, 2015 9:03 AM CST
We're fine, Arlene! Smiling
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