Irises forum: Couldn't resist at WM

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 13, 2019 4:05 PM CST
As I walked out the garden center after checking out - what did I see:




I grabbed a couple and went back in but the checker had already closed register so I put them back and left...but went back the next afternoon but they were gone! They were moved and were replaced with new plants, but I found them Hurray! .
Tag just says 'sibririca blue iris'. Regular price: $1 for 4" pot with 4 plants.
They're less than a foot tall - are these Siberian irises?

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 13, 2019 5:52 PM CST

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No, they are called Reticulated Iris. Most of the ones in cultivation are hybrids derived from Iris reticualata, Iris histrioides, and/or a few other species of bulbous iris
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 13, 2019 6:07 PM CST
Score, Betsy!!!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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UndertheSun
Feb 13, 2019 6:20 PM CST
What a beautiful color on those!
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Feb 13, 2019 6:22 PM CST
Mine seem to have disappeared.. They're usually the first bulbs to bloom here.
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Feb 13, 2019 7:10 PM CST
Glad you managed to find them again Betsy Thumbs up
Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Feb 13, 2019 7:29 PM CST
Come to think of it, I got some from WM last year. I wonder where I planted them? Maybe I'll find them when they bloom. Then I'll move them to a large planter or the front of my raised iris bed. I'll be in Columbia tomorrow, maybe I'll find some more at that bargain price.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Feb 14, 2019 6:19 AM CST
They do best in pots here or very well-drained soil. Maybe they like Texas better? Crossing Fingers!
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UndyingLight
Feb 14, 2019 8:22 AM CST
Good find, Betsy! Big Grin
We'll miss ya, Lilly.

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Feb 14, 2019 10:43 AM CST
@kentpfeiffer, thanks for moving them; should have waited a little longer before adding to database.

@underthesun, the color really caught my eye! I did get two of the blue but blooms had already faded so no photo of them.

Definitely a great score!

While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22

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