Irises forum: Dutch Iris Breeding

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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Jan 6, 2017 12:59 AM CST
I've been attempting to google the answer but always end up on bearded so....

If anyone breeds Dutch iris and can tell me how long from seed to first bloom.

Thank you.
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grannysgarden
Jan 6, 2017 2:19 AM CST
Welcome to the iris forum Protoavis. I grow, and enjoy, Dutch iris but I am not a breeder so I am afraid I am of no help there. Good luck in your quest for answers.
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iciris
Jan 6, 2017 3:04 AM CST
Welcome! Protoavis, I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question either.
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Totally_Amazing
Jan 6, 2017 3:40 AM CST
Hello Protoavis and welcome to the iris forums,

I collected dutch iris seeds for the first time in 2016. I don't know how long it takes for the seeds to flower but I can't imagine them blooming for at least 3 years and probably closer to 4 or 5 years because the seeds are so tiny. From memory, the seeds were like little hundreds and thousands (cake sprinkles).



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Dachsylady86
Jan 6, 2017 8:37 AM CST
I have a few Dutch irises but don't breed them. They are a bit difficult for me, putting up foliage during dormant periods and not blooming do well. It could just be my climate, not sure. Good luck though, they are pretty.
Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Jan 6, 2017 2:28 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:Hello Protoavis and welcome to the iris forums,

I collected dutch iris seeds for the first time in 2016. I don't know how long it takes for the seeds to flower but I can't imagine them blooming for at least 3 years and probably closer to 4 or 5 years because the seeds are so tiny. From memory, the seeds were like little hundreds and thousands (cake sprinkles).


I feel like that may be the case also. I know the other bulbed iris (reticulate) take 5 years, can't remember juno's off the top of my head but they take awhile also....just can't find any info on Dutch iris about it.

Just looked up species within the subgenus (didn't think of that earlier) that make up dutch iris (Iris tingitana, Iris xiphium) and found a few limited references to the 3 or 4 year mark....so I guess that's that.

Thanks everyone

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HighdesertNiki
Jan 6, 2017 10:17 PM CST
Welcome! Protoavis!
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Henhouse
Jan 7, 2017 11:48 PM CST
I would welcome someone taking interest in breeding dutch iris.. I've grown the same varieties for 30 years or so.. Tried and true, but just the same, something new would be nice.
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