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Mar 19, 2018 11:51 AM CST
Name: Martha Martinez
San Fernando (Zone 10a)
I found this plant in a business dumpster and decided to bring it home and bring it back to life. I had it in full sun during this past summer but the foliage started to brown. I put it under a tree for the rest of the summer up until now and it's grown quite a bit. I'm just curious to know what type of plant it is.


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Mar 19, 2018 11:56 AM CST
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Looks like an iris to me.
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Mar 19, 2018 11:57 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Looks like a typical iris to me.
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Mar 19, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Iris! We all concur.
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Mar 19, 2018 12:28 PM CST
Name: Martha Martinez
San Fernando (Zone 10a)
skits said:Looks like an iris to me.


I've had it over a year and there is still no signs of blooming.
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Mar 19, 2018 12:55 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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It might do better in the ground for you. If it were mine, I would plant it in the garden.
I really do not know how much luck you will have with irises in zone 10. Shrug!
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Mar 19, 2018 12:59 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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They sure look like Irises (Iris) to me too. I see a label on the side of that pot and when I zoom in, I can make out something that looks like ___ine Green, perhaps the name of the cultivar?

Failure to see blooms could be due to the rhizomes being planted too deep in the pot; they should be just beneath the soil surface. Irises don't grow here but I think they need quite a few hours of sun daily to do well so I'm not sure why the foliage on your plant was turning brown unless it was due to a bacteria or fungal infection.

More information about growing Irises can be found on this American Iris Society page: http://www.irises.org/About_Ir...

Also, there is an Iris Society in your area http://www.sanfernandovalleyir... perhaps you could contact them for further confirmation and information.
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Mar 19, 2018 1:21 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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The zone, as Bill mentioned, may be the major problem. I'd plant it out of afternoon direct sun and hope for the best.
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Mar 19, 2018 1:26 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Hijacking thread!
Southold? Oh my, that is so pretty out there! Born in Uniondale. Spent 35 years in Lynbrook. Small world.
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Mar 19, 2018 1:28 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thanks! It is lovely out here and we don't have the traffic of Uniondale. I used to work in Hempstead.

Sorry for the interruption folks!
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Mar 19, 2018 1:50 PM CST
Name: Martha Martinez
San Fernando (Zone 10a)
plantladylin said:They sure look like Irises (Iris) to me too. I see a label on the side of that pot and when I zoom in, I can make out something that looks like ___ine Green, perhaps the name of the cultivar?

Failure to see blooms could be due to the rhizomes being planted too deep in the pot; they should be just beneath the soil surface. Irises don't grow here but I think they need quite a few hours of sun daily to do well so I'm not sure why the foliage on your plant was turning brown unless it was due to a bacteria or fungal infection.

More information about growing Irises can be found on this American Iris Society page

Also, there is an Iris Society in your area perhaps you could contact them for further confirmation and information.


The planter it's in is from another plant I bought at Lowe's. They're not planted deep either. I'll put them out in the sun right now that it's still not too hot. During the summer time we get temps up to 115° But thank you so much for the link. Smiling
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Mar 20, 2018 4:21 PM CST
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I've never buried Iris rhizomes at all, just literally laid them on the soil surface & then push dirt over any roots, but not the rhizome.
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