Irises forum: South African Iris Crocosmia

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Do we talk about these in the iris forum?


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UndertheSun
Aug 3, 2016 6:08 PM CST
I love crocosmia's! Thumbs up What seems to be a common thing in my garden over the last 2 years is...mine all died this year.
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Aug 3, 2016 6:27 PM CST
Betsy, yours are beautiful. Never knew they were iris. I have plenty orange if anyone wants some.
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iciris
Aug 3, 2016 6:27 PM CST
Group hug Rob, how frustrating.

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UndertheSun
Aug 3, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Missy, if you still have any extras next year, I would love to swap you some irises for some. Thumbs up
Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
Aug 3, 2016 6:43 PM CST
I should have plenty. I throw dozens away every year. They multiply like mad here.
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Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
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Cuzz4short
Aug 3, 2016 7:00 PM CST
There's a business i drive by that's neatly decorated with those mixed into the landscape. Now I know what they are Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 3, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Are they winter hardy?
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Phenolic
Aug 3, 2016 8:04 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Are they winter hardy?


Down to zone 6 unprotected at least
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 3, 2016 8:55 PM CST
They are.

And they are beautiful.
Down to -10 degrees unprotected.

And down to -30 if well protected.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 3, 2016 8:56 PM CST
Zazinnia said:Betsy, yours are beautiful. Never knew they were iris. I have plenty orange if anyone wants some.
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Yes!!!!

And ya. THEY ARE IRIS.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 3, 2016 8:58 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I love crocosmia's! Thumbs up What seems to be a common thing in my garden over the last 2 years is...mine all died this year.



They don't like to be dry.
They don't like to be soggy.

You just need to keep them damp/moist.

So irrigation is perfect for them,
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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Aug 3, 2016 9:11 PM CST
The one I have is called

"Yellow Lucifer"
It's a very tall one that blooms at 4 feet.

Crocosmia (Iris unguicularis)

http://fp.reverso.net/plantesexotiquesadaptablesaugel-over-b...
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Name: 🌺
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Name: 🌺
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Aug 4, 2016 12:42 AM CST
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Iridaceae - (Africa Plants information link.)

http://www.plantzafrica.com/planthij/iridaceae.htm
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Yellow Lucifer upclose.




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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Aug 4, 2016 9:35 PM CST
I didn't know they were related. I planted scarlet ones last year and they must have not liked the spot because they didn't come back. A friend has a lot in his yard.
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Name: 🌺
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Aug 4, 2016 10:28 PM CST
HighdesertNiki said:I didn't know they were related. I planted scarlet ones last year and they must have not liked the spot because they didn't come back. A friend has a lot in his yard.
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Must have been a particularly brutal winter. Although they are supposedly hardy for my zone I plan on mulching them good and coveting them with straw.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 10:30 PM CST
What are those red flowers in the picture?
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Aug 4, 2016 10:56 PM CST
They are his scarlet Crocosmia. He has a lot he would probably share with me if I wanted to try again. I am enjoying the red next to his black hollyhocks.
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