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Little Iris (Iris)

I bought this little iris a few years ago. On the lable there was a picture of a tall orange bearded iris. I planted it and it took about 3 years before it flowered.....and I was SO dissappointed with this! So, last autumn, I lift the entire plant and divided it up and potted the bits to sell off at a carboot. BUT....now that it is flowering in the pots I find myself rather in love with it! Now what am I supposed to do?! lol



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That's 'very' pretty Sid.
Keep it !

I find they flower very easily .... perhaps you'd planted them too deeply - they like to be perched ontop of the soil and not buried .... let those fat tuberous bits sunbathe and just bury the roots that come from the side of them.

2 May, 2010

 

its beautiful

2 May, 2010

 

Definitely keep it... how can you resist ??? ;o)

2 May, 2010

 

That is gorgeous Sarah I'd definitely keep it, really unusual colouring, if you don't want it send it my way,lol.

2 May, 2010

 

Definitely keep it and enjoy it, Sid :)

2 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Thanks guys....the problem is, it's only about 5 inches tall, so you can't appreciate all these pretty and subtle colours unless you get down on your hands and knees! I do have a bed that's almost devoted to bearded irises....this one will be a bit dwarfed by the others, but I might just pop it in there if I can find a space for it ;-)

2 May, 2010

 

If you put it at the very front of the border it might be okay, that's what i do with my little ones, it sounds like you'll need Spritz's shoehorn ;-))

2 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Oh, tell me about it!! I'm just about to post a blog of all the things I'm growing from seed this year - where on earth am I going to plant them all?!! :-o

2 May, 2010

 

pretty iris...& there`s always room for more plants, do what i do dig out another bed !!

2 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

oh dear - another bit of lawn bites the dust LOL

2 May, 2010

 

LOL, same goes on here !
I have a good 50% less lawn, in the front garden, than i did 3.5 years ago :-/

2 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Yes ! Yes ! Yes ! deffinatley keep it Sid , I think it's very pretty , I love that burnt orange look ....

2 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Oh dear, looks like it might have to stay then...anyone got a shoehorn?

2 May, 2010

 

Spritzhenry's shoehorn (see Louise's comment) is up for loan! If I could grow bearded irises I wouldn't part with this - in fact I'd get a couple more to keep it company, lol.

3 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I'm off to find Spritz.....lol

3 May, 2010

 

Ah the adventures we gardeners have with mislabled plants...I sometimes think the people at the nurserry are a little diabolical... "Who's our next victim?" I bought a clematis about four years ago that was supposed to be one thing and turned out another...only just found out what I had thanks to a goY member..and that, just a few weeks ago! I loved it, and I kept it...and don't regret it one bit.... You could be saintly about it and share your good fortune by keeping half the cuttings and selling the rest ...or sending them to your dear goY friends... (hee hee) If they're tiny enlarge the iris bed a little at the front (as previously suggested) and pop them in with Spritz's shoehorn! congratulations!

8 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Oh, tell me about it. Last spring I planted what was supposed to be a red climbing rose with loads of small tightly double deep red flowers - it looked stunning in the picture! Unfortunately, when the flowers opened they were a kind of murky purple with white streaks, which is not as nice as it sounds! In fact, my mum said it looked more like a grape vine, which I had to agree. I duely dug it out this spring, but have yet to find a replacement.

This little iris really is tiny! You can't really tell from the photo, but it only stood about 20cm tall lol it was a really big bloom for such a tiny plant. It's only in a 3" pot. I think I will find room for it in my bearded iris boarder...unfortunately it's a raised bed, so I can't enlarge it, but ......well, something else can come out lol Of course my GoY friends are welcome to one of these irises!

8 May, 2010

 

Could you plant it in a wall basket Sid as you will see it better then-that's what I do with my smaller plants :-)

9 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

That's a very good idea Richard, but I'm trying to reduce the number of containers I have as the watering is a bit of a pain in the neck!

9 May, 2010

 

Yes Sid they do need more watering in a container than they do if they were in the garden :-)

9 May, 2010

 

Ooh....I love it!

10 May, 2010

 

That's a keeper (& I don't really go for Irises)!!

26 May, 2010

 

which boot sale Sid? Im on my way!! This is fantastic

25 Sep, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

He he....I did sell a couple, but I've still got a few in pots.

27 Sep, 2010

 

Ohhhhhhhh, really? lol!

28 Sep, 2010



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