Irises forum: Mystery Iris .. is this normal?

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2015 12:08 PM CST
My iris .. don't know which one .. had put out a flower spike! Is this normal for this time of year? Do you think it might actually bloom or just hold on til Spring .. at the moment our daytime temps are in the upper 70's for the next few day.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Dec 12, 2015 12:11 PM CST
This is normal for a reblooming iris. Do you know its name. I have a bloom open now and blooms stalks on two other irises. I don't usually have bloom into December but it has been warmer and so I am getting the joy of seeing an iris near Christmas. No they will not hold til spring and if it freezes before they open it will injure them. If they get near opening and the weather looks like it is going into the deep freeze you may want to consider tenting them or if the blooms are about to open you may cut it just before it does and bring it indoors to open...... this is a last resort.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2015 12:36 PM CST
Thanks! I don't know what kind ... just know it's an iris .. the bloom will tell.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Dec 12, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Post a photo of the bloom when it is open, Anne. And welcome to the iris forum. smiles
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Thanks Bonnie I will. I've never had Iris before so I need to learn about these guys .. I have a bunch around the house.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
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UndertheSun
Dec 12, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Welcome! To the irises Anne!

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 12, 2015 2:23 PM CST
Anne, you are in the right place to ask questions. Smiling
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 12, 2015 4:35 PM CST
Great plants to have; Welcome to our threads.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Thanks for the warm welcome!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I am guessing it is not a bearded iris, but possibly a dutch, species or siberian. I think so because of the narrower leaves, and the slender bud. Leaning toward a siberian or species iris because dutch iris often have even more slender leaves, though the dutch iris always put up leaves in the late fall here.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2015 5:42 PM CST
And pardon my manners - Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 12, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Thanks Leslie - I ran it through the Plant ID forum - that's how I found out it was an Iris .. won't really know what kind until it blooms.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Dec 12, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Hope you post photographs. Smiling
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Dec 12, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Welcome! Anne, hope you enjoy the Iris forum!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Dec 12, 2015 7:37 PM CST
Hi Anne! Welcome! to the Iris forums. Hope you like it here and decide to stay!! Big Grin
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 12, 2015 10:27 PM CST
any iris can be a mystery & so welcome as we enjoy them here.
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Dec 13, 2015 10:56 AM CST
How exciting Anne! I hope it blooms and we all get to see it.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 13, 2015 3:56 PM CST
I hope it blooms too! In scanning the posts in the Iris forum I'm noticing that most of the posters are in zones 7 and below .. I'm in zone 8. Will this limit the species I can grow?
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Dec 13, 2015 4:33 PM CST
There is one bearded type I can't remember now that needs colder temperatures (might be Miniature Tall Beardeds), and Bonnie or someone will chime in on which one exactly, but I think any of the others will do well for you. We are both 8a and I have a range of Beardeds and some Spurias that are all thriving.

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Dec 13, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Most MTB's are supposed to be more difficult in my climate (9b). Doesn't stop me from having them Big Grin

Anne, I don't know how tall that spike is, Or waht type it is, but if you've got some cold nights, you might try covering it w/ a 5 gallon bucket, or something that won't break the spike.. I think we're all curious to see what type of Iris you might have there.
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