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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 22, 2011 8:13 AM CST
I grow walking iris in a pot and it blooms indoors over the winter .
Do you think this iris could be grown in a pot?
I think it is a beautiful flower , but sadly not hardy here.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Cinda: I'm not sure about the Dietes as a container plant but I'd think with a lot of sun it would do okay. Here in Florida they are landscape perennials and they spread to form huge clumps. I recently moved and I wish I had dug up a division of that one! Next Spring I will have to check out some of the local garden centers for another one, they are usually in abundance at nurseries and garden centers in the spring time.

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 22, 2011 8:56 AM CST
I do set my walking iris out during the summer.
I think maybe that is why they flower ? I have never seen that dietes iris here, maybe I should look closer in some conservatories, maybe I just do not recognize them unless they are in bloom. They look quite beautiful in your photo.
Do they have a smell?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Cinda: The plant in my photo isn't actually an Iris, it just has the common name of "African Iris". The plant with the common name of "Walking Iris" is Neomarica.

Dietes: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Dietes/

Neomarica: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Neomarica/

Then there's the actual Iris (which it looks like there are thousands!): http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Iris/



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