Blue Blooms forum: JAPANESE ROOF IRIS - Iris tectorum

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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 6, 2015 12:27 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

I LOVE these iris .. untidy clumpers, always needing a tidy of spent foliage but SO worth the effort!

My very first divisions came from a friend's rubbish bin! Yep, I saw them in there & took the lot home! Every discarded clump flowered blue, but they also come in white .. which I managed to purchase a cple of yrs ago & have also grown some from my own seed .. waiting to see what colour they develop. :)
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ImageSharon
Sep 6, 2015 12:39 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
And such a gorgeous color! I love this shade of blue; I've never seen it in an iris.
Thanks for sharing it.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 6, 2015 1:09 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Sharon wrote:And such a gorgeous color! I love this shade of blue; I've never seen it in an iris.
Thanks for sharing it.


Yes, it s'times photographs as purple but always is this blue to the eye .. it also has slight crepe edging which my white one doesn't. Sad
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Imagegrannysgarden
Sep 6, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
I grow the blue but do not have the white yet. I love white irises so should probably get one next spring. Lovely photo.
ImageSharon
Sep 6, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Bonnie!!! Hi, it's so good to see you here! Group hug
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 6, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

grannysgarden wrote:I grow the blue but do not have the white yet. I love white irises so should probably get one next spring. Lovely photo.


Thank you .. it's lovely & was a great rescue! :) This is a white one .. plant grown from white seed parents. I never got any seed from the blooms, but it was it's first flowering. I have grown some from blue seed parents, so I'm hopeful with the whites. What are your regs. with receiving seeds in the States?
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Imageirisarian
Sep 6, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Great for the rescue.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 6, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

irisarian wrote:Great for the rescue.


:) That's why my hubby refuses to take me to the tip .. I bring all sorts of plants home if they are there! Our Council now fines anyone caught doing it, too .. party poopers! lol
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Imagevic
Sep 7, 2015 2:40 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Hard to believe someone threw these away. Nice save!
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Imagegrannysgarden
Sep 7, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
And it is hard to imagine anyone getting fined for rescuing and orphaned plant. Party poopers, indeed! I don't know the regs on receiving seeds from another country, FlueDeLis, but within the states we send them back and forth all the time. I love rescuing a plant only to watch it bloom and flourish again. That white is a beauty too.

Thanks, Sharon. You know I would have to check out 'Blue Blooms'. I love all colors of flowers but blue will stop me in my tracks. smiles
ImageSharon
Sep 7, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Plant rescues are the best. Like rescuing a pet from the shelter or off the streets and when you show it a little love, it grows and blooms too. I always say when you see a gardener at work look for the pet beside her.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 7, 2015 11:37 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

vic wrote:Hard to believe someone threw these away. Nice save!


My BFF was cleaning out a garden in a house she rents .. neither of us knew what they were at the time .. but I took a bagfull home .. all i could carry .. so glad I did! :)
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 7, 2015 11:46 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

grannysgarden wrote:And it is hard to imagine anyone getting fined for rescuing and orphaned plant. Party poopers, indeed! I don't know the regs on receiving seeds from another country, FlueDeLis, but within the states we send them back and forth all the time. I love rescuing a plant only to watch it bloom and flourish again. That white is a beauty too.

Thanks, Sharon. You know I would have to check out 'Blue Blooms'. I love all colors of flowers but blue will stop me in my tracks. smiles


:) I know these blues grow well from seed & mine seem to have no prob with fertile pods each year .. I'll keep this seasons pods/seeds & am happy to post just for postage cost if s'one tree mails me later .. :) (ps. post is approx. AU$6.50/upto 50g - AU$10.00/50g-250g .. just sent canna seeds over to s'one.)

Oh, so much is just crazy over here with regs! Can also get fined for removing dead wood for firewood from the side of the roads .. thinks most 'deadwood' is in Canberra though .. Whistling
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