Iris 2011

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cohan
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Luc, those oncos are gorgeous! Lori's news is encouraging, though my climate is not as dry...maybe with the right siting..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

LucS
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Most of the Turkish species do experience lots of cold in wintertime.
What they need is a dry rest after they die down in June/July. So a rain-cover is essential.

Torhout-Flanders-Belgium-zone 8a

Lori S.
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LucS wrote:

What they need is a dry rest after they die down in June/July. So a rain-cover is essential.

Excess moisture is not a problem here!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

WimB
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Luc, you're a real master.

Some Irisses flowering here now:

Iris acutiloba
Iris attica
Iris bloudovii

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

RickR
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Iris acutiloba, stupendous !!!
I think of the joy my silly Iris suaveolens types give me, and Wim, you must have a permanent grin on your face!

How tall is that?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

WimB
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RickR wrote:

Iris acutiloba, stupendous !!!
I think of the joy my silly Iris suaveolens types give me, and Wim, you must have a permanent grin on your face!

How tall is that?

I laugh a lot, that's a fact, but it's not always because of the plants I grow!  ;D ;D ;)

It's only 12 cm tall (flower included).

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

cohan
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All lovely Wim--the clump of attica is fantastic :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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Very nice, Wim - especially Iris acutiloba.  :o :o
Iris attica is one of those confusing ones that comes in both yellow and purple (I have the latter):
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/GardenBeardedIrises

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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We had a talk about Iris attica and relatives at the International meeting...they come in more than just yellow and blue!  Wish I could grow these juno and oncos.  heck, I'm lucky I can get reticulata to come back each year.

Speaking of, my Kathleen Hodgkin opened yesterday.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

AmyO
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All gorgeous plants! And Todd, it must be so nice to have most/some of the snow gone off your gardens! We've still got a few piles here & there, now if the weather would only warm up just a little we might actually have a spring! :-\

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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