Irises forum: Mystery Iris....

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jun 2, 2014 4:20 PM CST
This Iris has been in the garden for a few years now, at least 3 years, but I'm thinking longer. It had never bloomed until this year, and now that I've finally gotten to see a bloom, I love it! I have no idea what it is, but I believe it is a Siberian, although the leaves are wider than the other Sibs I have.

@PollyK , it may be one that you sent me- hoping you'll recognize it.

Also wondering what I should do to get more blooms? I did amend the soil with manure last year, and have been better about fertilizing the Sibs and JIs, so I'm guessing that's what prompted these first blooms.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 2, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Adding @PollyK might get a quicker reply from her, Neal. Smiling
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jun 2, 2014 4:39 PM CST
Thanks Debra! I thought there was a way to tag someone like that, but I'm a real air head with techie stuff like that, LOL.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 2, 2014 6:06 PM CST
It's sib, not sure which one, Neal. Almost looks like it should be divided? Sometimes they grow so fast, they need division before bloom, especially if it was a good size clump I sent.

They are heavy feeders, so manure and fertilizer will do them well.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Jun 2, 2014 6:18 PM CST
Thanks Polly! It did form a nice sized clump before producing a bloom. It's a unique shade of lavender/lilac, the pics captured the color well. Do you have several of similar color? It's a really beefy plant, makes me think it's gotta be polyploid.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 3, 2014 7:42 AM CST
I do have several of similar color. Sibs used to be just plain blue, now midnight blue, pink, yellow, and white. There are very few hybridizers for sibs, but they seem to be having good success.

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