The Main Plant entry for Irises (Iris)

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Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy

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  • Iris

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Location: Iris garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-04-04
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-04-23
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: Iris garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2015-06-04

Date: 2014-06-01
Location: Iris garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2010-04-17
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: Iris garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: In my Blue Garden in Wi.
Date: May 5,2012
Location: Iris garden - full sun - zone 7
Date: 2016-05-29
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: Spring
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: My back yard
Date: 2012-05-21
Group of iris
Location: My back yard
Date: 2012-05-21
Photo by pirl
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-02
Location: garden next to greenhouse
Date: early summer 2016
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2010-04-13
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-04-15
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 4000-05-03
Unidentified Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24

Date: 2012-05-21
Group of iris
Photo by pirl
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-02

Date: 2014-04-04

Date: 2014-06-03
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-21
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-19
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-03
Photo by Cat

Date: 2014-04-04

Date: 2014-04-04

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Comments:
  • Posted by eigram on Feb 17, 2018 4:39 PM concerning plant:
    I love Irises, but my favorite is the Tall Bearded Iris. It is tall enough to be used in the back of a flower garden. It also has such a variety of colors, you will never tire of them.In our zone 8, they do best if divided during August. I love trading and sharing. This plant just continues to enlarge your garden with such beautiful flowers! They make professional looking bouquets and are long-lasting. I heartily recommend them!
  • Posted by okus (Lincolnshire, UK) on Oct 12, 2011 3:09 AM concerning plant:
    Irises fall into several categories and do not all have the same growing requirements.
    Bearded Irises of all sizes like sun and are happy in dry soils. They grow from rhizomes.

    Dutch Irises grow from bulbs and can handle partial shade - they are more picky about their soil than bearded Irises, preferring a better quality growing ground.

    Siberian Irises are excellent garden plants from the beardless group of iris, easy to grow in most soils, and any position that is not too dry, but fairly sunny.

    Iris foetidus actually prefers to grow in shade, and is not usually grown for its flowers but its seed heads, which are spectacular in autumn/winter.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 8, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
dark purple iris - next to toad lily- found tag
piksihk On March 28, 2020 Bloomed
LA blue flag
LA blue
LA red
LA possibly Clyde Redmond
piksihk On March 13, 2020 Transplanted
Iris from rect bed at WG to M&S
piksihk On March 9, 2019 Bloomed
yellow bearded- HW Back bed;
Another bloom - near bottle bush - back bed
piksihk On March 14, 2018 Bloomed
HW near back gate - near tectorum - dark purple with white beard ;
Wonder if it's the "eggplant" color rec'd in 2008?
piksihk On February 19, 2018 Bloomed
Yellow NOID first to bloom;
piksihk On August 8, 2017 Obtained plant
NOID from Hist. Iris Soc.
piksihk On April 21, 2017 Bloomed
med. Yellow bearded - HW - near back gate; NOID;
first to bloom - Feb. 2018
piksihk On March 22, 2017 Transplanted
Two clumps back fence;
Two red LA iris from mamie (dead) 2018
Two from square planter back of LA red
piksihk On March 28, 2015 Bloomed
purple iris NOID-id as Louisiana?- rect bed, east side and front bed
piksihk On March 16, 2015 Bloomed
dark bearded purple in window box; with yellow iris
piksihk On February 23, 2015 Bloomed
yellow - window box
chelle On October 22, 2014 Transplanted
Mom's NoID bi-color light and dark purple, moved from Memory Garden to W end Ash tree bed.
dragonfetti On May 2, 2015 Obtained plant
Hi-Desert Iris and Daylily Society plant sale. Potted, Four Noids; free:
Noids numbered 1-4; planted in 'Who Done It?' garden; Noid #4; light peach standards, lavender falls, orange beard, 22" high while in one gallon pot. Bloomed 5/15/15.
dragonfetti On March 14, 2015 Obtained plant
30 various irises from Virginia.
dragonfetti On February 2, 2015 Obtained plant
Louisiana; burgundy red; eBay; southern_grown; $8.99.
dragonfetti On September 29, 2014 Obtained plant
From nursery in Moreno Valley. White standards and falls with purple edging. May be Creative Stitchery.
dragonfetti On June 15, 2013 Obtained plant
Date appox. from yard sale, several rhizomes in five gallon pot. Standards medium yellow and falls white with purple stitching.
dragonfetti On June 14, 2013 Obtained plant
Old fashioned? Very large beautiful purple bloom with yellow to white beard. Blooms both in spring and fall but unknown if on the same rhizome.
Zencat On May 12, 2017 Bloomed
Purple luminata
Zencat On May 11, 2017 Bloomed
All except purple luminata have bloomed. The yellow was the last on this date.
olga_batalov On June 15, 2020 Transplanted
Jitterbug (pollen) x Poppa John TB iris seedlings into 3" pots
gardenglassgems On June 19, 2022 Potted up
Removed black, blue, and orange from Dizzy's Garden and potted up. Removed 2 pink and red from small Asparagus bed and potted up.
MrsBinWY On June 19, 2022 Transplanted
3 next to Easter Bonnet peony; 3 where 'Bowl of Beauty' peony seedling didn't return (above Iris setosa in back rain garden) on 6-19-2022.
MrsBinWY On July 23, 2021 Seeds germinated
Pulled the packet from the fridge approximately 6-28-2021; shuffled it from the table to the counter to my desk; on ~7-23-2021 noticed 1st radical seemed to be emerging; potted the seeds on 7-28-2021 and noticed a radical emerging on a 2nd seed
MrsBinWY On April 18, 2021 Seeds sown
9 or 10 (all) seeds from NARGS (donation from K. Westergren of Fevik, Norway) labeled "Iris chrysographes (aff) white 60cm" Apr-21. Soak 3-7 days, changing water 2x/day & fridge ~60 days
MrsBinWY On November 3, 2018 Transplanted
On 11-3-2018, planted ~18 "Dwarf Iris Mix" from Home Depot next to the front rain garden rock pathway.
MrsBinWY On October 13, 2018 Transplanted
On 10-13-2018, planted the purple ones from Laura Zumo out in the northwest front bed near Wendy D.'s Blue Mist Spirea.
MrsBinWY On October 13, 2018 Transplanted
On 10-13-2018, planted the peachy-colored ones from Laura Zumo out with the Centaurea dealbata.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
You know.... by sheryl Dec 4, 2011 4:31 PM 4
Forget me nots? by PollyK Jun 1, 2013 3:27 PM 12
Untitled by eclayne Feb 16, 2012 2:32 AM 1
Lovely clump by eclayne Jun 4, 2012 10:02 AM 6
LOVE this iris! by Skiekitty Mar 13, 2013 11:04 AM 1
I'm green with envy by Paul2032 Oct 6, 2013 11:44 AM 6
id? by Calif_Sue Apr 5, 2014 9:57 AM 8
Great results for the first year by SongofJoy Sep 1, 2014 4:35 AM 2
Iris ID? by Calif_Sue May 2, 2014 1:39 PM 1
Incorrect ID? by Calif_Sue Feb 9, 2015 3:20 PM 3
Possible Incorrect Crow's Feet Photo by Moiris May 14, 2015 11:14 AM 1
Help find this one!!! by piksihk May 12, 2015 4:01 PM 0
Untitled by KentPfeiffer Jun 9, 2015 12:55 PM 4
Wrong ID by Calif_Sue Jul 13, 2015 8:54 AM 1
Photo Doesn't match AIS photo or description by Moiris Sep 10, 2015 7:40 PM 1
Incorrect iris ID by Calif_Sue Mar 13, 2016 1:46 AM 2
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Plum Quirky') by Stush2019 Apr 13, 2016 8:41 PM 5
Beautiful! by DogsNDaylilies Jun 27, 2017 6:21 PM 8
Possible Identification Error - Queen's Circle? by Moiris May 15, 2017 8:17 AM 4
Stunning photo! by plantladylin May 15, 2017 6:58 PM 0
Iris ID by eclayne Jun 23, 2017 2:58 PM 1
id? by KentPfeiffer May 28, 2018 12:06 AM 1
id? by KentPfeiffer May 27, 2018 7:38 PM 0
id? by KentPfeiffer May 27, 2018 7:45 PM 0
Could the iris in this image be something other than Chickasaw Sue? by Totally_Amazing Jul 27, 2018 3:58 PM 4
id? by KentPfeiffer Feb 3, 2019 9:47 PM 7
Iris by PeggyC Apr 20, 2019 10:19 AM 1
id? by IrisLilli Jun 2, 2019 2:33 PM 0
Slovak Prince??? by tveguy3 Dec 8, 2019 8:11 AM 2
do wa didy by shizen Apr 30, 2020 8:14 AM 2
id? by KentPfeiffer Dec 15, 2020 3:35 PM 3
Identity by Vals_Garden Feb 8, 2021 10:41 AM 3
Untitled by SonoveShakespeare Mar 31, 2021 8:54 AM 0
Questioning name by Henhouse Apr 29, 2022 12:48 PM 1
Not Iris versicolor by Tienito Jun 25, 2022 10:52 AM 4

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