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Irises appreciation corner :)

Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Seattle WA, USAPosts: 61
I thought I’d try to make a thread for irises :) there seems to be plenty of them on photos of gardens and mentioned here and there… Maybe there are people willing to show off some ;) 

If no, I will at least get to show my collection one by one as they bloom all the way up to September haha :) 
But sincerely hope more will join! 

Starting with some reblooming Pink Attraction. One of the tallest irises I have (up to 1m) . Shape is a bit sparse  after division this year, so not much to show for foliage, but sequence of bloom has just started! 
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  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 448
    I was just thinking yesterday I need more irises in my garden!  As we have Woottens of Wenhaston whose address is literally The Iris Field just a 15 minute drive away I have no excuse.  I just have ordinary ones given to me by my late mother in law but I'll take a pic - I think they each have a bloom left on them.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,895
    I have a few - 

    Iris White City- the flowers are actually a very pale lavender colour with a nice scent


    Yaquin Blue-


    Dusky Challenger - has huge velvety flowers and a strong smell of chocolate


    This was supposed to be one of the Yaquin Blue irises I ordered, but it isn't - no idea which variety it is, but a beautiful colour
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  • EustaceEustace Posts: 282
    Few of my dutch irises:

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,042
    @WonkyWomble has some lovely irises (she has a friend whose father was an iris breeder) ... I'll tag her so that even tho' she's so busy hopefully she'll see this thread ...
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  • Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Seattle WA, USAPosts: 61
    Pete.8 said:

    This was supposed to be one of the Yaquin Blue irises I ordered, but it isn't - no idea which variety it is, but a beautiful colour
    This one is possibly called Major Issue! if it is, it should be re-blooming variety. 
    They look like they're neon on photo! What an effect!
    Although if in person color is more purple (since photos sometimes distort color) could also be Best Bet? these are the only ones i've seen with flue "whiskers" on petals. 

    Gorgeous irises all around, Pete! 
  • Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Seattle WA, USAPosts: 61
    didyw said:
    I was just thinking yesterday I need more irises in my garden!  As we have Woottens of Wenhaston whose address is literally The Iris Field just a 15 minute drive away I have no excuse.  I just have ordinary ones given to me by my late mother in law but I'll take a pic - I think they each have a bloom left on them.
    Definitely need to represent! :) 

    @Eustace , gorgeous irises! 

    @Dovefromabove , that would be amazing!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,895
    Thanks @Lena_vs_Deer
    I think you're right  - Major Issue (where do they get these names from...?) looks like the best bet 😁 (see what I mean..?)
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  • Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Seattle WA, USAPosts: 61
    Humble yellow "Harvest of Memories" that got broke off by night storm today, so goes on a kitchen window to enjoy :) 




    Meanwhile it's still raining outside and more blooms swell up with water.
    Found this whopping "Discovered Treasure" opened today from deceptively small bud i saw earlier.

  • Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Seattle WA, USAPosts: 61
    Pete.8 said:
    Thanks @Lena_vs_Deer
    I think you're right  - Major Issue (where do they get these names from...?) looks like the best bet 😁 (see what I mean..?)
    I walked right into that one :smiley:
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 1,815
    I only have Dutch irises.

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