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THE IRIDACEAE [LILY] FAMILY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

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        Gladiolus tristis
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        Gladiolus huttonii hybrid
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        Iris unknown
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          @NigelJ your unknown Iris in post #18 is possibly of the Pacific Coast species. They multiply quickly and the colours are numerous.

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            @Sheal Thank you for that suggestion, it has another flower coming on it so I will have to plant it properly and not just leave it in a pot. All I can remember is that I grew it from seed a few years ago.
             
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              I can't take any credit for this as I bought it at the village plant sale today for the princely sum of two quid! Iris siberica.............
              [​IMG]Iris siberica by longk48, on Flickr
               
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                    Iris Louisiana " Black Gamecock "

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                      Dietes bicolor took five years from seed to bloom.............
                      [​IMG]Dietes bicolor by longk48, on Flickr

                      Worth the wait :yahoo:

                      Interesting fact about this species - after flowering don't cut the stems off as they are perennial and will flower again for a few years apparently.
                       
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                          First of the winter flowering gladioli
                          Gladiolus priorii
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                            Do you grow the winter bloomers in pots or do you get away with them outdoors?
                             

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