Irises forum: Iris raised bed

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 28, 2016 7:35 AM CST
Yesterday I cut back the foliage of my Iris that I planted in one of my raised beds. It looks like 2 different kinds, one was tall with narrower foliage and the other was shorter with wider foliage. They are NOID but am thinking the taller will be yellow and the shorter could be white re-blooming but not sure. I am going to wait and see if they bloom next year and move them when I know what color they are. Here are the before and after pictures of this Iris bed.
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Any thoughts on the type of Iris would be appreciated.

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
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Cuzz4short
Oct 28, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Dig up a single one from the tall/thinner foliage batch and show us what the rhizome looks like...


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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 28, 2016 7:55 AM CST
The one looks to have PBF (Purple Based Foliage ) So you can tell them apart.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 28, 2016 8:27 AM CST
The fatter leafed one looks to be a bearded iris (especially in the 4th picture). The thinner leafed could be several different types of iris (siberians for example). Is the flower form very different from each other?
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 28, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Thanks Gabriel and Tom. I just went out and dug up one of each. Here is what the tall narrow one looks like. It does have purple based Foliage.
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Here is the shorter wider one.
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I have a friend that has a lot of Iris and when her and her DH dig up and divide their Iris, they give me a lot of them. She also gave me some dwarf Iris last year and the double re-blooming white ones that you see in this pictures. BTW, these are glass flowers that I made.
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UndertheSun
Oct 28, 2016 10:34 AM CST
What ever you are growing them in, they sure are happy and healthy! Thumbs up

I like the plate flowers!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 28, 2016 12:02 PM CST
I do too. And that white iris is definitely a bearded iris.

The top iris rhizome does not look to be a bearded iris. Species? Siberian? Spuria? Do you have any pics of it's blooms?
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 28, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Here are what the yellow NOID Iris look like and what the purple NOID Iris look like. These were my very first Iris. The yellow ones really spread from seed. I hate it when I don't get the seed pods removed before they dry up and open up. I have picked up hundreds of seeds just to keep them from reproducing.

This is the purple one but I do not think it is the tall one in the raised bed.
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This is the yellow Iris and I actually think that this is what the tall ones in the raised bed are.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 28, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Jeanne You yellow iris is I. pseudacorus . As you see it is a rampant grower. Keep it away from streams & other waterways. The seed pods float & can overrun them. It is fine in your raised bed.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 28, 2016 4:55 PM CST
Thanks Lucy. Yes, I was told that plus I know from experience how well those seeds grow. We are on the top of a hill and no waterways anywhere near. Thanks for the advice.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 29, 2016 4:02 AM CST
I think that they are banned in some states as they are so invasive.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Oct 29, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Yes they are, but they are also very cheerful in clumps if contained!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 29, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Banned in MA, even the hybridized ones I think. That is why breeders have switched to what they call 'pseudata'. That is the pseudacorus crossed with Japanese irises. the results are very interesting & they are sterile.

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