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Offline Joyce E. Kamp

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Water Irises
« on: May 31, 2009, 23:12:55 PM »
Dear all,

now it is time for the water irises to flower. Here are some:

Iris laevigata:


closer:


The two following are no true water irises (not kept in water the whole year round), but demand a lot of it during flowering.
 
Iris sibirica 'Nikolassee'


Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue':


The kaempferis are not ready, maybe in two or three weeks.
Enjoy!
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Joyce.

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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 09:09:42 AM »
 :clap: Lovely Joyce!!  Seems you have a lot of purple in your garden. 
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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 17:26:57 PM »
Great colour purple.  :good: now you must have bright yellow mixed in. :woohoo:

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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 19:31:43 PM »
Awesome
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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 00:25:08 AM »

Lovely Joyce  :clap:  :clap:

Just adore the falls on Iris laevigata - they look so elegant

I note these are all in pots - are they actually living in water as the name suggests  ???
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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 10:19:49 AM »
Abby, they need to have wet feet - so a position at a pond would be best. And as I don't have a garden pond (no room for it in our little garden), I keep them in containers. They want acidic soil, so they get Rhododendron feed in spring. And because they are so root-bound, I have to repot them every two years.

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Re: Water Irises
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 10:48:07 AM »

Thanks for that Joyce

I'm afraid in our climate the mozzies would have a field day  :-\
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