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By Sid

Hereford, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone ID this water iris for me please?



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sorry sid I dont know but it is a beauty.

27 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Yes it is - I absolutely love it :-) It was a gift from a friend who was clearing out her pond last year. Unfortunately, my pond is only tiny and this is a bit big for it, so it's been living in a bucket since she gave it me!

27 May, 2010

 

That is so gorgeous! Does it live happily in a bucket? Never thought of trying a water iris in a bucket. What do you have to put it in ie what mixture of soil/water?

Are there any iris that flower later than early June? Mine are just coming into flower, the miniatures have already finished and I do miss them so much. Maybe water iris are the answer?

27 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Hi Cestina - Yes, it seems quite happy in its bucket lol just not very aesthetically pleasing ha ha... My friend's hubby potted it up for me in a baskek-type pot, but I dont know what sort of soil he used. There are quite a few different types of iris - later on I'll have Siberian irises, which look (to me anyway) like water irises, but tolerate dry soil - they'll flower later June/July. I have a blue one and a beautiful yellow one, which you'll find under my Garden tab - worth a look.

27 May, 2010

 

Excellent Sid, thanks. I shall look out for some Siberian iris and perhaps try a water one in an old enamel bucket I have - can add it to my "kitchen corner".

I've just posted some photos of the miniature iris I have in a cattle trough and old enamel bowl.

27 May, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Sounds just the job :-)

27 May, 2010

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