Irises forum: Siberian Iris

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Name: Paul
Nullawarre, Victoria,Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia
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vanozzi
Nov 17, 2016 5:59 AM CST
I'm sure there must be others that appreciate the siberians--you just need a nudge to get cracking.If I can grow them in Australia, you guys and gals must have some lurking somewhere.This first picture is my favourite stock plant, last year and again this year.Hopefully one day one of my seedlings will give it a run for its money.


and my stock plants (picture taken today)

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and a seedling flowering first time this week



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Different latitudes, different attitudes
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 17, 2016 6:57 AM CST
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 17, 2016 7:52 AM CST
That is a very pretty seedling. I have just recently started to grow Sibs. So far they haven't bloomed, but I am guessing they take a while to get settled in. Your stock plants are lovely.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 17, 2016 8:39 AM CST
Very nice!
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Nov 17, 2016 10:36 AM CST
My mom grows wild siberians. Alaska's snow melt killed her bearded iris I gave her. I purchased her first two named siberians from the grocery store when I visited this past summer. My father-in-law gave me an over grown clump. They don't seem to happy about their transplant, but winter has now started. Your's look gorgeous.
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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Nov 17, 2016 11:02 AM CST
They're wonderful, Paul! I really love the mix of colours in your stock plants photo. We have a couple of siberians, but nothing as lovely as yours. Classy seedling, too! Lovey dubby
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Nov 17, 2016 1:53 PM CST
Thumbs up lovely, paul.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 17, 2016 4:28 PM CST
Here in MA we have Siberian growers Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks. jpwgarden.com. They grow all sorts of different colors & patterns. They mainly grow the diploids. We have a Siberian bed, but no photos. I mainly started using the computer for our seedlings & my photos are on slides.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 17, 2016 4:34 PM CST
I grow about 10 SIB's, a few La's, and a few Ji's....mostly all historics.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 17, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Siberians & JIs like the acidic soil. Our soil is 6.5 & they grow fine. Some people use Mir-acid to help the soil along.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Nov 20, 2016 5:49 AM CST
I have several well-sized clumps of a blue Siberian NoID, which used to grow in my grandfather's garden:
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Recently, I have also bought a few named varieties:






I too find that they need a bit of time to settle in before they start blooming, but they are very low maintenance and very reliable bloomers once they take off, so I might be adding a few more in future.

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 20, 2016 10:59 AM CST
There are newer colors out as well to give you a rainbow in your Siberian plantings.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Nov 22, 2016 8:39 AM CST
Thank You! Lucy. I appreciate the enabling! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 22, 2016 2:12 PM CST
That's what the form members are here for. Hilarious!
Name: Paul
Nullawarre, Victoria,Australia (Zone 10b)
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vanozzi
Nov 23, 2016 12:16 AM CST
That soft blue siberian is nice Lilli,--I don't have any light blues at all.
Marty Scafer and Jan Sachs (jpwgarden.com) have the most amazing siberians that I have ever seen.What they have achieved with colour blends is just out of this world.Tempo Two brought in some of their seeds, grew them on but then discontinued siberians a few years ago.
I managed to buy 4 or 5 which was all they had.My other stock plants came from a commercial flower grower in Tasmania 3 years ago but were mostly all the older colours. Wanting to breed some of the newer colours, I wrote to Marty and he sent me seeds which will flower next year.In the meantime, I contacted JS from the Victorian Iris Society and she generously sent me seeds and that lot are flowering this year.So that is where I'm up to.
Those in the US are really spoiled for choice with a hybridizer like Marty Schafer--go buy a dozen or two.
This seedling was showing yellow in the bud, I was over the moon thinking I had a self yellow in my seedlings.Took two days to open, I wanted to peel back the petals to look and finally this is the result.
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and I have put its pollen onto this seedling

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Different latitudes, different attitudes
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 23, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 23, 2016 8:31 AM CST
I'll be interested to see what the yellow and pink produce.

That was really nice of Marty to send seeds. I hope you end up with a nice rainbow of colors.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Nov 23, 2016 5:15 PM CST
I contacted the Victorian Iris Society once via email to ask what they do and what services they offer. They never got back to me. Shrug!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 23, 2016 10:24 PM CST
Annoying when that happens, Robin.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 24, 2016 9:41 PM CST
Sad to say that happens in this area too. Glad you made the attempt.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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