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Rebekah
May 4, 2020 9:07 AM CST

I don't remember what this little iris is. It's spread around in this pot but lately hasn't bloomed at all. I've top dressed some aged horse manure and watered with seaweed. Should I just refresh the soil or add phosphorus? It's in full sun but it's still a pale green so maybe it's just the cultivar?


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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 8, 2020 6:47 AM CST
Is it a bearded iris?

How long has it lived in the pot? Maybe it needs dividing?

I have hundreds of irises in pots (don't ask Big Grin ) and sometimes they look pale because they need water. It happens very fast with pots in full sun.

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Rebekah
May 12, 2020 1:36 AM CST
I think it's Iris Cristata. It might look pale because I spread some dried horse manure on top but the soil does hold moisture pretty well. I usually have to watch to make sure I don't overwater with such a small iris in it. It's been in that pot for two years.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
May 12, 2020 3:57 AM CST
Cristata likes to grow in partial shade and medium moist soil. I have some growing in solid shade that blooms well. I am thinking dwarf crested (Cristata) due to its shorter foliage. If it were taller I would suggest Japanese Roof iris (Iris Tectorum). Do you have any photos of its bloom? If it is Cristata it grows in forests here as a ground cover in moist rich soil. Put a bowl under the pot it is growing in and keep water in the bowl. Move it into an area where it gets more shade. good luck. Smiling
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Rebekah
Oct 26, 2020 8:50 AM CST
Thank you Bonnie. I moved it to the shade back in May. It's still in the pot. I'd like to see how it does there before planting, I have different levels of shade. Hopefully I find a spot to makes it happy. Fingers crossed There will be blooms next season.

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