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A real bright blue. (Iris reticulata 'Harmony')

This pot of Iris Harmony started life as 6 corms about 8 yeras ago. They are well worth growing.



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my goodness, what a wonderful show

26 Feb, 2011

 

they are on the pond wall under the kitchen window. even at night they shine through due to the lights from the kitchen. A real cheerful pot full.

26 Feb, 2011

 

lovely.......

26 Feb, 2011

 

They really are a lovely showy plant, I've so enjoyed seeing them. I didn't find any at the GC, will have to buy bulbs for next year.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Love the colour

26 Feb, 2011

 

I am surprised you couldnt find any lulu33, there are plenty here in flower.

It is a very clear blue isnt it.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Just perfect! Do they prefer living in a pot?

26 Feb, 2011

 

I dont know but they get the summer 'baking' they seem to like.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Like all Iris's, I must pot up my big ones, they are not doing so well in my borders...!

26 Feb, 2011

 

My bearded eones like being dry in summer too. Though the yellow flag live in the pond margins happily.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Wow excellent !!! :):):)

26 Feb, 2011

 

Really bright and lively, I must grow some of these!
Don't bake your Iris Sibiricas Lulu, they like it damp!

2 Mar, 2011

 

Are those the bearded ones Tet?

2 Mar, 2011

 

No the bearded ones are similar to these above only a lot taller, about two and a half to three feet flower spikes. They have sword like leaves. They like being baked.
The Sibiricas have grassy type leaves, more graceful and form a clump and the flowers tend to be more delicate looking. They like moist soil, at the side of ponds, but will tolerate dryish soil and sun provided they were watered in well during the first year and are watered regularly during dry weather.
I have a lot of both and no pond! But I dont have the reticulata which bloom Feb/March.
Small bearded (dwarf) flower in April, Intermediate Bearded (about 24") flower late April/May, and Sibiricas and Tall Bearded late May to end of June depending on variety. Some Tall Bearded now repeat in Aug/Sept provided they are fed after flowering and get plenty of hot dry weather.
Mmmm, I do go on about irises... sorry about that Lou, here endeth the first lesson! Lol!

2 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Tet, enjoyed your lesson!! Cripes the sun is out better get back to the very cold garden!

2 Mar, 2011

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Uma
 

Awww, they are so lovely! To my favourites...

3 Mar, 2011

 

they are so cheerful, it's the first plant i notice while i am waiting for the kettle to boil.

3 Mar, 2011

 

What a lovely treat to the eyes !

3 Mar, 2011

 

Beautiful blue ; an electric blue ; stunning !!!

10 Jun, 2011



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