THE IRIDACEAE [IRIS] FAMILY - 2015

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  1. ARMANDII

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    The new 2015 Iris thread.
     
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      I was going to show my Katherine Hodgkin in bloom but the slugs have eaten them :mad:
       
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        Yay! Two have not been eaten :hapydancsmil:
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          They are so delicate Longk! :)
           
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            Or if you're a slug they're a delicacy :mad:
             
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                Another of the dwarf Iris - Clairette this time................
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                  Although it has now been reclassified as an Iris (I.tuberosa) I still refer to it as Hermodactylus tuberosus................
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                  One of the real highlights of spring for me. It needs a summer bake to perform best and can take two or three years to settle in but well worth the effort IMO.
                  The common name is the Widow Iris.
                   
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                    Iris japonica has all the potential to be incredible this year. Here is the first bloom.............
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                    I'm pretty sure that @silu said that hers was in bud too.
                     
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                      Yes Longk my pot of your Iris is looking fabulous:hapfeet:and full of flowers but I did "cheat" by keeping them in my unheated greenhouse all winter. I am going to split up what you kindly gave me after they have finished flowering, 1/2 I'll repot for safety the other 1/2 is going to be planted in the garden to get on with all Scotland has to throw at them...poor bu..ers!
                       
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                        I bought a couple of these earlier but there was no name tag :sad:
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                          Mine seem to be all leaves and no buds....or flowers! :gaah:
                           
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                          That's pretty Joolz but I couldn't tell you what it is. I think Longk will be drooling when he sees it. :biggrin:
                           
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                            My first one this year. :) I have to say the camera hasn't captured the true colour, which is more of a purple shade than it appears on these photos.

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                              Unknown Iris with a lovely sweet perfume. Part of it's parent plant was persuaded to leave America by my mum many years ago after she holidayed there. :)

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