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What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3 Mar 4, 2019 12:59 PM 382
Napa Country Iris gardens closed by lilpod13 Mar 4, 2019 6:01 AM 20
Does anyone recognize this iris? by UndertheSun Mar 3, 2019 2:13 AM 9
Sutton Introductions 2019 by lovemyhouse Mar 1, 2019 10:52 AM 207
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden Mar 1, 2019 9:03 AM 242
Looking for help by Greyduck Feb 28, 2019 11:56 AM 7
Bearded Iris Breeding 101 by Ivan_N_Tx Feb 27, 2019 11:23 PM 7
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158
How about the little ones? by janwax Feb 27, 2019 10:30 AM 209
Who's going to the AIS Convention? by IdyllicIris Feb 25, 2019 6:10 PM 8
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
Russian irises. Olga Ryabykh by Serjio Feb 23, 2019 12:55 PM 85
Is there a modern iris like Dusky Challenger? by LynNY Feb 23, 2019 6:34 AM 49
Let's see your pinks by UndertheSun Feb 21, 2019 10:21 PM 82
Question for the hybridizers by Polymerous Feb 19, 2019 10:36 PM 404
My first Iris ever! by lakecountrygirl Feb 16, 2019 4:27 PM 18
posters on this iris forum, add your name by hippie Feb 16, 2019 2:03 PM 28
Grab bags at Sutton or Stout? by catanache Feb 15, 2019 9:56 AM 71
Couldn't resist at WM by piksihk Feb 14, 2019 10:43 AM 9
dark blue Iris started to bloom near my work by sangel Feb 12, 2019 7:19 AM 12

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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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