Ok folks I need a little help here. I decided I'd post some of my iris photos to the database and it's not working right for me. I need a few pointers on EXACTLY how to post them and how to do more than one at at time on the bulk posting are whatever you call it. Thanks for any and all help.
Love all you iris addicts and hoarders,
PS. I'm off to Church for a gospel singing be back online later this evening.
Hi y'all! Polly invited me here to the Iris forum. Awesome forum!!!
I am on the east coast of central Florida and my passion plant is Ipomoea nils (morning glory vines). I am growing a couple of bearded irises in a container and have grown Siberian Irises here as well. Unfortunately, I have knot root nematodes that have invaded my ground soil, so most of my plants are grown in containers now. I lost the Siberian Irises to those nasty nematodes after the second year in the ground. I have yellow flag irises growing in containers as well. I know yellow flag is probably considered a weed, but I love mine when it blooms! I also received a large amount of daylily seeds from several online friends and now have a very nice NOID cross selection of daylilies that I have growing in my 3-tiered bed.
Let me understand this ... my yellow flag are not yellow flag or are they? LOL! They were once prohibited in my state because they are water irises. But I keep mine in containers to protect my environment. They are no longer prohibited here and I plan to keep it that way! But I also love them, so will enjoy them in confinement!
Hey Becky thoses irises are what we here in East Texas call LI's. What would it take to get a small start of it from you to go in my pond in front of my house? LOL I have several different colors but I don't have any yellows. I need another plant like a need another hole in my head. However I'm always looking for plants to add to my pond. By the way does anyone here have any water lettuce? I lost all mine last year and I can't find it anywhere close by. It's beautiful in the ponds and filters the water very well.
I don't know the name of this one. So don't even ask...lol as a matter of fact I'm not even sure where it's growing. It could be in the pond out front, the pond near the back door, are the pond way out back. LOL I just put them in the pots are the ground and let them do their thing. Polly, is this one I got from you????
Ahh Charlene that would be wonderful. I really have missed having my pond full of it. The fish also eat on the roots, that's probably why mine didn't survive last year. LOL Can't wait to see your photo. Thanks for the kind offer.
uuhhhh ooohhh !! I REALLY like those iris'.. wonder what some of the locals would think if I planted them right along our slews??? lol well that'll be a project for next year !! does anyone have a good source??
Yes, they are definitely not the invasive yellow flags. It's a beautiful Louisiana.
See, here's where common names get plants messed up. In many of the southern states the Louisiana iris giganticaerulea is called the blue flag. It's a Louisiana, so people have just attached flag to the name of any Louisiana, so the yellow ones are called the yellow flag, purple ones are called the purple flag. But as Kathy said it's not the common yellow flag, iris pseudacorus, which is banned in so many states.
Polly & Kathy - Thanks for the ID on mine. Mine do spread though. They filled up the container in no time at all. But I have never seen any seeds form.
Marian - Your purple irises are beautiful! Maybe we could do a trade? I have very few irises. Last year was the first time the yellow ones bloomed. And they bloomed profusely for about a month and haven't since then.
My only problem is that they spread so densely in the container that I have to chop them up to get them out. I had to pot them up last year and killed several of them doing it. So I am worried I might send you some pieces and they might not make it. Maybe someone here can clue me in on how to separate them safely?
People talk about how well the Louisanas grow for them, or should I say how vigorously. Dee won't even sell them, though I try to get her to, because they take over. And here, I'm lucky if I get a bloom.
If they are growing that vigorously, and considering Marion is in Texas, I would suspect even little bitty pieces will do well. Just pull or cut them apart as best you can. They grow rhizomes on top of rhizomes, so the top most rhizomes are going to be the best to transplant.