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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:07 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Zuzu has a beautiful collection, I want to eventually get some more of these lovelies myself, they are so adorable. So I thought I'd post some information about them as well as some photos I took yesterday at a nursery (Regans)

Here is the Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris website, lots of great info:
http://www.pacificcoastiris.org/
another great site:
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/PacificC...
There are 11 native Pacific Coast iris (PCI) species as described here:
http://www.sqnursery.com/PCI.html
Iris douglasiana, is one of the better species for gardens in warmer zones like SCal. Iris douglasiana like full sun and deep shade equally well, and can survive drought and the rainy seasons as well. They bloom in Spring and stay green through most of the summer. They require some drainage and drying between watering cycles. Iris douglasii has been hybridized with a number of the other Iris in California, Oregon and Washington. The collection of hybrids is often called Pacific Coast Hybrids in the nurseries when they are mixed.

Here are a few.

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:08 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
another

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:08 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
little cutie
whoops, same one as above!

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:10 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
try it again

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:10 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
nice

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:10 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
lovely

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:12 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
another one

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:12 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
last one from Regans nursery

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:14 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
I used to have this one

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 1:14 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
My latest purchase

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Imagezuzu
Apr 16, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Aren't they fabulous! That white one with the blue stripes (captioned "another") knocks me right out! What a beauty! I love the one with the purple stripes too, with the caption "try it again."
ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 16, 2010 9:13 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Those were my 2 favorites as well Zuzu, because they looked so different from any I have seen so far.
KathleenC
Apr 18, 2010 6:28 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Yummy. Wonder why I like these more than bearded types? Is it because it's a simpler form? I do like non-fussy flowers. We have one blooming in the pond and I will try and get a picture of it.
KathleenC
Apr 18, 2010 7:27 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
This isn't a PCI, so I really shouldn't post it here, but I mentioned it, so I'm going to. It's a little faded but looks very pretty poking up out of the pond. The wind is blowing here, so it's a bit ruffled.

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 18, 2010 7:37 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
It's a beauty! Sure wish they would bloom longer, the season seems to be over way too fast.
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 19, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I agree that they should bloom longer...since mine are all in pots and way down at the back of the property, I bring each up as it's in flower, then it goes back down and I'm thinking I must be nuts, hauling these pots back and forth for a few days' bloom. Sorry, I'm talking beardeds here.....
KathleenC
Apr 19, 2010 4:20 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
You need a pond near the house. :-)
Imagewcgypsy
Apr 19, 2010 4:42 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
If we do the pond, it won't be that near the house...across the drive and by the nursery and one of the barns.....only spot available. I gave up quite awhile ago with keeping everything near the house, it got cluttered and it's like trying to wear all of your jewelry at once. I resisted for a long time the idea of having stuff 'so far' down at the back, but as I needed more and more room, things just spread down there anyway and under the shade provided by the eucs turns out to be a good spot for a lot of the potted stuff that wants part shade and I don't have room for under the shade cloth areas. If I don't want to have so far to walk back and forth, back and forth, then I guess I may just have to not have so much 'stuff'
ImagePotEmUp
Aug 8, 2010 9:05 AM CST
Name: George
Fremont, CA
I seem to have gotten a good seed crop this year. They are likely going to be like this one. Thumb of 2010-08-08/PotEmUp/2b9438 Here is a very information info sheet from USDA http://www.plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_irdo.pdf
I am happy to send a packet to the 1st 5 cubes that contact me.
George
Imagewcgypsy
Aug 8, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
lol........
1. Who are you calling a 'cube'? Or are we 'squares'? Or 'cubies'? Or as someone suggested...'cubiteers'?
2. I think there are only 5-6 of us in this cube.........

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