Irises forum: Walking Iris

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Feb 20, 2012 8:58 PM CST
My walking iris has budded early...here's last night.

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Feb 20, 2012 9:02 PM CST
And today.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 20, 2012 10:03 PM CST

Plants Admin

Beautiful Booj. Neomarica?
Evan
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Feb 20, 2012 10:48 PM CST
Yup!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 21, 2012 10:28 AM CST
Boojum--good to see you appear, so it must be spring.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 21, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Yup, almost time for Kath to get her nose out of the orchids and into the irises. Hi Kath!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Feb 21, 2012 3:55 PM CST
Hi Polly and Lucy!
Still knee deep in orchids. Lots of transporting this week. I'll be clerking for our show on Friday. Meanwhile, my i. reticulatas are popping up!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 21, 2012 6:13 PM CST
We've got snow on the ground, so nothing here.

Do great at the show!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Feb 21, 2012 6:50 PM CST
Ehanks Polly but I don't really care about awards as much as showing folks what I think is cool!
Name: doglover
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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doglover
Feb 21, 2012 10:29 PM CST
Here I am again learning. So please teach me about a "walking iris". Do you need a greenhouse to raise this. I live in the cold climate, close to Chicago. Please let me know the latin name and I can google it. Thanks folks.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Feb 22, 2012 6:23 AM CST
I've grown my Neomarica gracilis in an east facing window and now a south facing window for years. I water it twice a week especially when the heat is on. In the summer it goes outside on a porch. I live in Massachusetts and I don't have a greenhouse. BTW, you don't need the latin name to google it, "walking iris" works fine. Here's a nice article. http://www.plantingflowerbulbs.com/walking-ris.htm
Name: doglover
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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doglover
Feb 22, 2012 7:06 PM CST
thank you, I will check it out.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Nov 28, 2012 3:13 PM CST
Hello everyone,
I have just obtained a yellow version of the walking iris that blooms every single day with a new bloom during its blooming season. I saw this phenomenon on blooms that I cut off another plant for my wife (ain't I romantic) & these blooms lasted for 3 weeks with sugar water & light.
I later acquired young plants which I am now growing. My question is when these plants are mature, how do I induce blooming in a tropical environment(I am living in Tumaco, Colombia in South America). I know with roses you can reduce lighting hours, & remove nitrogen from their plant food. Is there a trick like this relating to irises as well?

Many thanks,
Noel Calvert
Kneel & swear fealty to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt! Mazrim Taim

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