Irises forum

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Comanche Acres by lovemyhouse Mar 23, 2019 10:22 AM 10
Bloom Out Survey and Problem Solving by William Mar 22, 2019 10:07 PM 35
How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
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Does anyone recognize this iris? by UndertheSun Mar 22, 2019 11:54 AM 10
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Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
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My least favorite iris by LynnDel Mar 21, 2019 8:20 AM 261
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2019 - I got a box! by cliftoncat Mar 20, 2019 8:51 PM 24
What is your Springtime prep before Iris bloom season? by bluegrassmom Mar 20, 2019 11:13 AM 11
This is an Ask NGA question! Tall bearded Iris "Get Back" by Robinvdb Mar 20, 2019 8:11 AM 9
How many bearded irises are you growing? by hippie Mar 18, 2019 11:04 PM 79
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calling Marilyn in CA, or anyone else who has 'Got the Look' by Polymerous Mar 18, 2019 9:28 AM 1
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Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
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Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Mar 16, 2019 4:30 PM 30
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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
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What white Irises do you have in your garden? by evelyninthegarden Mar 13, 2019 10:52 PM 54
Toxicity to canines by lilpod13 Mar 13, 2019 9:53 PM 19
Bay View Gardens by coboro Mar 13, 2019 9:20 PM 20
This is an Ask NGA question! Dividing Iris by Petronius Mar 13, 2019 8:53 PM 8
I think I am too old for this. by caitlinsgarden Mar 12, 2019 11:53 AM 57
Monty Byers irises by hippie Mar 12, 2019 9:48 AM 2

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Immortality'), lauribob wrote:

This pure white, tall iris is beautiful, but it flops in my garden. I've never had an iris that needed staking before, and there are way too many other chores to do, beside the fact that an iris with a stake is just not a good look. I moved it from prime real estate to the 'wild zone'. It is very tall and is good for cut flowers if you catch them before they fall down.

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Talking about Species Iris (Iris tenax), Bonehead wrote:

Native in the Pacific NW, west of the Cascades from Washington to California. Found in open fields and at forest edges. Forms large clumps from slender rhizomes. Flowers are usually a shade of purple, but occasionally are white or yellow.

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Talking about Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Oh Canada'), lilpod13 wrote:

Interesting phenomena with my Oh Canada. The first bloom of the season the past two years has got stuck and failed to open. Tom said that when the flowers are frozen, that can prevent opening, but our temperature has been above freezing. However, there has been a lot of moisture, rain, that could be causing some issue with the petals failing to separate. I'm asking if anyone else in our community has seen this since I haven't had any issue with any other dwarf iris sticking and ultimately not opening?

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Vibrations'), tabbycat wrote:

I made a new bed just for tall bearded Irises the Summer of 2016. I had to add sand to improve the drainage & ph but was ready to add plants by 2017. Ann M. in OK grows some beauties & she shared 6 varieties including 'Vibrations' with me in July 2017. They didn't bloom 2018 but put on some more fans so seem happy. I'll be watching for buds & blooms in 2019.

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Orange Slices'), tabbycat wrote:

An experienced gardener of 'Tall Bearded Iris' in Oklahoma, Ann, traded this as 1 of 6 varieties she sent for my new Iris bed 7-19-17. I love the name & orange is a stand out color in any bed. It had to get settled in so made no flowers in 2018 but has multiplied to several fans so I'm expecting blooms this Spring. I can hardly wait!

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