Irises forum: Iridaceae at Oxford Botanic Gardens 2017

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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
Mar 27, 2017 12:33 PM CST
As a regular visitor to the Botanic Gardens in Oxford I thought that I would start a thread where I can show the different Iridaceae throughout the year.
Iris magnifica is one of the stars of the garden for me and obviously something as good as this is particularly welcome in the spring...............
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I've never seen this one before...............
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The label is missing so if anyone has any idea I would be grateful. It is a small low grower with scrappy foliage.
Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Mar 27, 2017 1:44 PM CST
no idea, but nice photo.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Mar 27, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Beautiful images. Lovey dubby
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Mar 27, 2017 2:18 PM CST
longk, Welcome! to the Iris forum. Beautiful iris pictures too.
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Region: California
Mar 27, 2017 3:37 PM CST
Welcome longk! Welcome!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Mar 27, 2017 8:45 PM CST
Welcome! longk
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Mar 27, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Thanks for posting these.. and a warm Welcome!
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Mar 27, 2017 10:22 PM CST
Yes, really beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing these!
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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Mar 28, 2017 12:27 AM CST
Welcome! Longk, thanks for sharing too.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Mar 28, 2017 6:50 AM CST
Welcome! , and thanks for posting ! We need to see more of the species iris .
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Mar 28, 2017 6:56 AM CST
Nice pictures! and Welcome! I look forward to more pictures. Smiling
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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Mar 28, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

Regarding your little NoID, someone suggested to me it might be Iris unguicularis 'Alba'
Should be the right time of year for it to flower.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Mar 28, 2017 4:36 PM CST
Hello LongK. Welcome! I look forward to seeing your photos and being introduced to new irises.
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
Apr 2, 2017 4:13 AM CST
Thanks for all the welcomes Thumbs up

@IrisLilli - that id looks pretty good to me. Thank you!
Salvia and anything unusual

Apr 7, 2017 1:01 AM CST
Your first iris looks like I. juno magnifica.

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