Irises forum→Late bloomer?

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jpm995
Jul 21, 2021 12:14 PM CST
I just bought this jap iris Lion King this year and thought it was done for the season. Saw a bud the other day and now it's blooming. Is it unusual for them to bloom this late? I'm on Long Island, zone 7a.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 21, 2021 1:05 PM CST
I will let someone else answer that question, since in my arid climate, I do not grow them. There are others here that do.

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jpm995
Jul 21, 2021 2:23 PM CST
Thank you seems like a great place.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 21, 2021 9:20 PM CST
BTW, beautiful garden area! Where are you located?
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jpm995
Jul 22, 2021 6:49 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:BTW, beautiful garden area! Where are you located?


I'm in Long Island, New York. Unusual property it's only 50' wide but 300' deep. I've planted gardens on both sides about 10' deep along most of the yard. There's a small stream and woods on the back and part of the sides. It was a neglected blank space [except for trees] when i moved in 5 years ago and is finally getting to what i envisioned when i got here. For me it's always about next year hopefully next year it will be just perfect.
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iciris
Jul 22, 2021 6:59 PM CST
It is a beautiful piece of property. Lovey dubby
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 22, 2021 9:30 PM CST
Yes, that lovely stream! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jul 23, 2021 4:56 AM CST
I'm in a smiliar zone and I have an ensata iris in bloom now, so it might be a little late for them, but not entirely unusual.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jul 23, 2021 4:22 PM CST
Welcome! jpm! What a neat little stream. Sounds like you have a great place to work with!

jpm995
Jul 25, 2021 8:22 PM CST
lauriemorningglory said: Welcome! jpm! What a neat little stream. Sounds like you have a great place to work with!


The problem i have with the stream is it becomes a mini raging river with a heavy rain. If i plant too close to the edge it gets pulled out and washed away. Even the shoreline changes as sand gets shifted. I've been learning by trial and error. More failures than successes but i'm learning.
Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Jul 25, 2021 9:04 PM CST
A challenging dilemma. Might have to secure new plants with deeply placed stakes until they develop a good root system. Good luck! Smiling

jpm995
Jul 26, 2021 1:31 PM CST
lauriemorningglory said:A challenging dilemma. Might have to secure new plants with deeply placed stakes until they develop a good root system. Good luck! Smiling

Thats a great idea will have to try that. I was thinking burying pots but i like your idea better.

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