THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Marley Farley, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Sheal

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    @KFF the white Iris is 'Moonlight Waves'. I'm glad it's doing well for you! :)
     
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      Thanks @Sheal , it's been absolutely gorgeous. It's had three stems on it and has been flowering for about 4 weeks now. Still got a few more to open as well. Well worth the wait :)
       
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        Yes @KFF , that Iris seems to be a little slow to flower, but as you say it's worth the wait. :)
         
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          Finally I can join in again! Watsonia pillansii came through the winter unscathed and came into bloom today............
          [​IMG]Watsonia pillansii by longk48, on Flickr
           
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              Crocus pulchellus and friend
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                I have decided to start a collection of Iris. Browsing the web pages and catalogues, there are some beatiful flowers to be had.
                 
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                  Crocus cancellatus mazzaricus
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                  Crocus laevigatus
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                    Hi @NigelJ - they're gorgeous - especially c. laevigatus. I remember reading Christopher Lloyd saying that Snow Bunting was scented - are any of these?
                     
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                    @CarolineL Yes they are scented, a slight honeyed scent. It's easier to pick up on the pot grown ones in the greenhouse. Less air movement and a bit warmer. At this time of year the outdoor ones can get battered with the weather. The C laevigatus does better with the weather, being a bit smaller and lower.
                     
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