THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

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  1. Marley Farley

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    OLD THREAD. HERE.

     
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    • Spruce

      Spruce Glad to be back .....

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      Couple of photos from last year ... to start the new season off. @Sheal this is the one you gave me ... "Iris Little Chestnut" Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris, this is ideal for the front of the border full sun well drained soil ....

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      • Spruce

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        Bearded Iris Miles Ahead


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          Bearded Iris Role Model


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            Crocus chrysanthus
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            Crocus tommasinianus
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            Crocus malyi
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            Iris reticulata J S Dijt
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            • Sheal

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              It's looking good Spruce. :thumbsup:

              You forgot to mention it has a strong sweet perfume too that will stop you in your tracks when close to it. :)
               
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                I will try but being 6ft 1 I will have to get down on my knees :love30:
                 
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                  No need to get down on your knees Spruce, pick a flower and pin it on your top, the perfume will follow you every where. :biggrin:
                   
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                    I could get away with a poppy or a dafodil but a Iris :psnp:
                     
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                      It'll be okay if you're staying at home. :)
                       
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                        Gladiolus splendens
                        Gladiolus splendens.JPG I'm told it is bird pollinated in its Native South Africa
                         
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                          Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
                           
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                            Iris reichenbachii
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                                Hi @NigelJ - that pic from Mar 1st looks very like gladiolus cunonius to me - are they synonyms?
                                 
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