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Iris problem

 I dug up this iris which suddenly appeared in my front garden last summer and put it in a pot until I see what the flower will be like. It has grown well. At the weekend it was fine, however yesterday evening I noticed these black bits on it. I'd guess frost damage but we have not had any this week!

Is it doomed?







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Are you sure it's an iris. My sisyrinchium looks like that after winter. Looks like wrong spelling but close. Never could get the i's and the y in the right place

  • No I'm not sure its an iris nutcutlet- it just appeared and I thought it was one! I've not heard of the plant you mention - just googled it but haven't yet found a good shot of the leaves.

    It didn't have this black on it at the weekend....


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    It could be an iris confusa - check out these images.

    I think it might be a case of wait-and-see!

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,346

    Dont think it is an iris but not sure what it is. Not very helpful Im afraid

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Ok thanks both.

    Here's a hot from above:



  • A shot even

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    This is Sisyrinchium striatum which is the one I was thinking of but there are others

  • OK thanks nutclet - it's brilliant it's got a proper name! but what about the black bits - your first post said it will be OK? image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,498

    Looks like my sisyrinchium which also gets black bits in winter. I cut them off when it grows it's new leaves for the summer, but I don't really know what to do. They have a habit of disappearing and popping up in a different place nearby.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Thanks to you too Busy-Lizzie. I'll do as you say and look forward to the flowers!

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