Irises forum: Spurias

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UndertheSun
Oct 17, 2016 10:21 AM CST
I think this may be the year I add some spurias to the garden. Anyone have any advice on growing them?

I looked up a couple growers, but I wondering if there anymore then these.
http://aitken-garden.goodsie.com/spuria-iris
http://www.abbeygardens.name/Spuria%20Photos/ (Do they sell them?) (They also have some good planting tips)
http://www.comancheacresiris.com/spuria_irises
http://www.karyiris.com/
http://wildwoodgardens.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2016-W...
http://www.cascadiairisgardens.com/ordering.aspx
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 17, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Try Comanche Acres, Rob. I have a *few* spuria....oldest is about 4-5 years planted, and, so far, no problems. I give them the same care as the bearded.....when they are *out of the ground*, you have to keep the roots wet, but, once established, they don't need any extra water. I plant mine just a "tad" deeper than bearded...maybe 1" deep.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 17, 2016 11:41 AM CST
You have most of those I know about. I have been meaning to order some spuria from Aitken's. They have sent me some really nice LA's and JI's, and Barbara Aitken's has asked when me when I am going to try the spuria. They are so pretty. Looks like Wildwood has a very large assortment, with decent prices.

I think there is a Spuria Iris Society. They are sure to have growing tips. I have heard they are similar to Siberians in their care. Which is what it sounds like Arlyn is doing.

Arlyn - do you have yours mixed in with the bearded, or in separate beds?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 17, 2016 1:12 PM CST
They are in the same beds as the bearded. I did divide one (it wasn't really crowded, but I needed to move it to amend the bed), and put a piece, or two into one of the perennial beds.......that's mulched with shredded wood......just as an experiment, it it makes it, it will look good there, I think .
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 17, 2016 1:18 PM CST
I have an end of one garden that stays slightly wetter than the rest of the bed and was thinking of putting a few spuria there. They get so tall and in the space I have in mind, there is a raised ring that would be behind them with other iris. The extra moisture shouldn't be a problem should it? I am not talking constantly wet (or I would plant some LA's there).
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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cbunny41
Oct 17, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Don't know if he still carries, but Bay View did sell Spurias in the past.

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UndertheSun
Oct 17, 2016 4:53 PM CST
I believe Comanche bought all of Bay View's Spurias.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 17, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Rob, I have several Spurias--some new this year, some established (those are NOIDs). They get the same care as all the other plants in the yard...meaning no extra care at all. Hilarious! Manage to do well in our heat and frequent droughts anyway. Did get four named Spurias this year, mostly from Comanche Acres (all four went into the Polly-Vi memory bed). If you try them out and decide you like the type, let me know and I will share with you.

Carthalinae
http://www.comancheacresiris.com/inc/sdetail/70/331

Highline Amethyst
http://www.comancheacresiris.com/inc/sdetail/70/324

Mystic Mesa
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/Spu/SpuMysticMesa

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UndertheSun
Oct 17, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Those are beauties Deb...and than you! Thumbs up

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iciris
Oct 17, 2016 9:21 PM CST
I shouldn't looked, but I did. Drooling
And Out of Dreams Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
lovemyhouse said:

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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Oct 18, 2016 4:37 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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