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Iris histrioides

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I love these early Iris. They are a bulbous form originating in Turkey. Most of mine are planted in the rockery. Some are fully I histrioides but some are hybrids but the parents are rarely acknowledged.
There is Sheila Anne Germany and a paler form called Finola, both in full flower.

Sheila Anne Germany

Finola

Also in the rockery but just showing above the soil is Frank Elder. A bit behind as usual but it was lifted as I cleaned out grass in the early autumn. Photos now he is in flower.

But I notice Lady Beatrix Stanley, a most intense blue hasn’t re-appeared at all this year.

In the ground I have Katherine Hodgkin at each corner of rockery, companions to Cyclamen coum.

Then a couple of years ago Katherine’s Gold was available at a sensible price and they went in pots that sit on the pond wall.

Next year I will look out for more Lady Beatrix Stanley and George. They are such good garden worthy plants.

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They are pretty little plants, SBG. You obviously treat them well - I can't keep them! Must try harder...

17 Feb, 2022

 

they need good drainage and summer 'dryness'. The rockery suits as it is on a raised bed.

17 Feb, 2022

 

I keep trying harder! but just don't seem able to keep them going.

17 Feb, 2022

 

They are really lovely Seaburn! I love the blue ones!

18 Feb, 2022

 

Beautiful plants. Thank you for sharing for pictures.

18 Feb, 2022

 

I just wish I still had Lady Beatrix Stanley, but I will buy some in the autumn.

They are beautiful plants aren't they? Their structure is actually quite simple.

18 Feb, 2022

 

Agree they are all beautiful, but for me you can't beat the deep blue ones.

19 Feb, 2022

 

I can see them, all are lovely, I can never keep them going but bought three pots of new ones only last week, I've placed them at the back of the fishpond, its very dry there during the summer so hopefully will see them again next year...

24 Feb, 2022

 

as long as they get plenty of sun too they should be happy lincs.

24 Feb, 2022

 

They are very pretty and it's nice to have so many different varieties :)

24 Feb, 2022

 

photos disappeared yesterday so I have re added them plus Frank Elder.

1 Mar, 2022

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