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Irises

This page is for plants of the Genus Iris that I grow here. 

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Iris virginica.  This species is native to wetlands in a large part of Florida.  It will grow under cultivation if in a protected location where it does not bake during dry times.  I have since put these in large tubs that hold water, and the plants are more vigorous. 

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Here is another look at Iris virginica. 

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Iris virginica ALBA.  A gorgeous spring bloomer. 

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Iris albicans in bloom.  This is the only Bearded Iris I have had to last here.  This species is native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Iris albicans with two open blooms.  This was on a warmer morning and the falls flared out more compared to the first picture of the species. 

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Iris domestica.  Blackberry Iris.  This flower, long known has "Belemcanda chinensis" had been reclassified into the Genus Iris.  This is native to China.   Be careful where you grow this -- it might be invasive in perpetually moist areas.  It also can't be allowed to bake too much. 

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Iris x norrisii.  This plant which arises from breeding between Iris domestica and Iris dichotma.  More commonly known as Candy Lily although it is an Iris. 

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Siberian Iris CAESAR'S BROTHER.  This plant dates at least as far back as 1925.  This is the only Siberian Iris I have been able to grow here. 

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Iris pseudacorus.  This is illegal in some states.  Even where it is not, don't grow where it could escape cultivation.  I am on a dry sand hill and this has to be grown in a mini bog here.  The jury is out on how well it will bloom.  The odd thing -- I got it at a 'native plant sale' when it was not blooming.  It is not native...  

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Iris tectorum Alba.  This is one of four types of Iris tectorum I got last year.  Two of them bloomed, and all four show signs of promise.  All of them are about to be put in much larger pots.  

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Iris tectorum Woolong.   Gorgeous.