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Jul 17, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Anne
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I have a number of these in the front bed of my new house. I was thinking they might be gladiolus but they don't have corms. Anyone know what they are?

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Jul 17, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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I don't think they are Glads.
Maybe some kind of Iris, Loisanana? Siberian? Dutch?
Not sure because I don't grow those kinds.

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Jul 17, 2015 8:24 AM CST
Name: Anne
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They've never flowered since I moved here in March. I was hoping they would so I could get an ID.
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Jul 17, 2015 9:02 AM CST
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Jul 17, 2015 9:44 AM CST
Name: Anne
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No .. it's not a weed and it's way too tall and leaves too thick and wide to be that.
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Jul 17, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Name: JoJo
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They could be African Iris ,Dietes bicolor
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Jul 17, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: Anne
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That's looking closer .. I'm leaning toward an iris. It's normal bloom time is Spring and Summer. Wondering why it didn't bloom if that's what it is.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:18 AM CST
Name: Tara
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I agree that they are an Iris.
What kind of light exposure are they getting? If not receiving a lot of sun, then that could be a reason for lack of bloom.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:47 AM CST
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Looks like Dietes to me too, if not D. bicolor perhaps:
Cape Iris (Dietes iridioides)
Butterfly Iris (Dietes grandiflora)
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Jul 17, 2015 10:48 AM CST
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No that is not nut sedge, but that weed growing there with the Iris is Phyllanthus urinaria, what I know as Chamberbitter, a very hard weed to control. If you have never had to deal with it before here is an article on it. I have fought it for several years and finally have it pretty well under control with just hand pulling now.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:52 AM CST
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I sure wish I could control Chamber Bitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) here. It seems like I pull 20 and as soon as I turn my back 50 more appear! Green Grin! It pops up in flower beds as well as my container plants. Grumbling
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Jul 17, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Name: Anne
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They get full sun until about 1pm.
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Jul 17, 2015 11:10 AM CST
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If that is what they are, I have both and some have never bloomed. I've moved them, planted them deeper, more shallow.......they will bloom when they want I guess

I've never dealt with chamber bitter, sounds horrible
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Jul 17, 2015 12:41 PM CST
Name: Anne
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If you pull up the Chamber Bitter before it starts making seeds you can control it.

I think I'll dig all of the 'possibly' iris and move them to a different location.
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Jul 17, 2015 12:49 PM CST
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I'll call some of the Iris people, they may be able to tell you for sure.
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Jul 17, 2015 1:24 PM CST
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They really do look like iris. The rhizomes look right. It isn't dutch iris - they have thinner leaves. I am leaning toward Japanese/Louisiana, possibly Siberian. They don't have fans so I really doubt they are bearded iris. Do their roots grow on top of one another? That is typical of the Japanese iris.

If they are Japanese or Louisiana iris, they often take a couple of years to bloom. Was everything newly planted when you moved in? The clumps don't look too large, so I don't think they have been in the ground very long. The little single shoots outside the clump are sort of typical too of these types of iris. Some species cross iris look like that too though, so it is tough to be totally sure until they bloom.

These type of iris are fine under pine straw. Make sure you give them some fertilizer like 10-10-10 now, and a month before bloom time. Do not use anything high in lime near them because that is poisonous to Japanese iris, which haven't been ruled out.
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Jul 17, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Name: Anne
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They appeared to be newly planted when I bought the house in late April. I'm thinking I'll put them around the greenhouse.

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Jul 17, 2015 1:48 PM CST
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Remember that after you move them they may take up to two years to bloom.
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Jul 17, 2015 2:22 PM CST
Name: Anne
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Jul 17, 2015 4:36 PM CST
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I agree that they're irises, I think either Louisiana or possibly a form of I. versicolor.
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