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Identify this iris please!

shinygirlshinygirl Posts: 5
Hi all, I'm presuming that this is an iris - the plant has creeping rhizomes, approx. 50cm tall, it throws up a long stem with a few fan shaped leaves at the end, and in the middle there's a flower stem with the most wonderful small iris type flowers. There's no ground foliage at all. I've been trawling through Google images and can find no indication of what this plant is called, and I'd love to know. It's real easy to grow and a very exotic looking plant.

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,251
    That's a lovely flower but I'm afraid it's got me stumped. Anybody else know?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,366
    Trawling up something from the depths of my memory, I've a sneaky feeling that's a type of hemerocallis ........ but I won't be surprised if I'm wrong ....  :s

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Iris japonica?
  • shinygirlshinygirl Posts: 5
    Yes Nutcutlet, that seems to be the one, just had a look at Iris Japonica on Google images and it really does look like it. Thanks so much! 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
     :) 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,703
    edited May 2018
    Another  one to concider is Iris confusa...maybe Iris confusa Martyn Rix.

    http://www.johnjearrard.co.uk/plants/iris/irisconfusamartynrix/species.html

    Quote wiki...."It has stout, creeping rhizomes.They are short and bamboo-like.It also has short stolons. On top of the rhizome are various scars and the remains of last seasons leaves. The creeping habit eventually forms thick clumps"

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • shinygirlshinygirl Posts: 5
    Yes, that's my one. The stems are lanky and have no leaves on them now and I was going to say that they're rather bamboo-like.

    You guys are wonderful, thanks you so much for the assistance. It's a lovely plant and now I finally know what it is!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,366
    Trawling up something from the depths of my memory, I've a sneaky feeling that's a type of hemerocallis ........ but I won't be surprised if I'm wrong ....  :s

    Ah well, I said I wouldn't be surprised didn't I .......... duh! 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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