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This is a discussion on I'm a member! ABout Iris. within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Rob - I really like the older iris. In the iris world, they have their ...

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    Rob - I really like the older iris. In the iris world, they have their own classification: Historical Iris. I've just started to collect some of them. Amongst the larger growing ones, I find the Historical to be more weather resistent, much more vigorous and just kind of charming in their own way. They certainly bring back lots of memories of my grandma's garden.

    Someone sent me a plant last fall that sounds similar to what you are describing. It's really tiny and bloomed very early. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TundraKev
    Someone sent me a plant last fall that sounds similar to what you are describing. It's really tiny and bloomed very early. Love it!
    Yeah, my mother's has been in bloom for a couple of weeks now and is just about done--a few of the later emerging flowers are still showy, but most are past their peak. In my part of the world, this is ridiculously early for an iris. BTW, I see I forgot to describe the flower in my previous post! It's a bearded type and a standard purple. The only really unusual thing is its size.

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    Again, sounds really similar. This one bloomed with the Bloodroot - weeks before my others.

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    Mike , I bought a varigated leaf Iris today , the tag just said Japanese Iris , it is small . Gin

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    I must of grabbed the wrong tag .. the varigated leaf tag says Japanese Iris 'Variegata '

    Iris Ensata..... Fragrant flowers bloom June to July, and attract humming birds .. Full sun . Gin

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    Iris ensata 'Variegata' is a cool plant. Good find. I did a little online checking and one place wanted $25 for that.

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    This one of one of my mini Iris blooms. Similar to the first pic in this thread, but mine have a yellow "ruffle" in the middle of the outer petals.

    Kev, what are the yellow flowers you have next to your Iris Cristata? I really like the yellow next to those irises!
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    That is very, very nice. Is it a species of some kind? Has that look about it.

    The yellow flower is Primula veris. It seems to be about the only primrose that is hardy for me from year to year. I've tried many others and they don't always make it through our winters. This one always does.



    Thanks for posting that. I really like it.

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    I'm not sure if my Iris is a species... all I know about it is that it spreads like crazy! I took a small piece of it from my old house when we moved here, and I now have pretty big clumps in three of my flowerbeds. I've even moved some "into the woods" because they keep spreading and I don't want them to choke out my other flowers!

    One primrose that seems to over-winter here is the Japanese Primrose. I bought one a few years ago, but unfortunately I've never seen it bloom. Every Spring, as soon as it pokes out of the ground, something eats the top. (Kinda reminds me of Louis' little stinky plants!) Do you have any problems with anything trying to eat your primrose?

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    Nope, nothing bothers them except for some slug damage on the leaves.

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