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Some kind of Iris

Smiley14
June 3rd, 2007, 06:45 PM
Okay, one more thread, then I'm done. :o Sorry, I just love perennials, so it's fun talking about them! :)

This is the ONLY plant that was at my house when I bought it, just a single plant by its lonesome on the back corner of the house. It's some kind of Iris, but no idea what kind. It was raining yesterday when I noticed it had bloomed. It doesn't bloom very long, so I took some quick pics of it even though it was raining. But they actually turned out kind of cool with the rain drops! Anyone know what kind this is by chance?

mummummum
June 3rd, 2007, 08:00 PM
A very pretty one ? :D

jessi76
June 3rd, 2007, 08:49 PM
looks like a type of siberian iris to me. There are so many variations... all beautiful though!

Smiley14
June 4th, 2007, 12:23 AM
I googled Siberian Iris and WOW there are tons of different varieties! I haven't found one exactly like this, but they are so similar, I think you're right Jessi! Thanks!!!!

Found this link with several of the varieties, but none of these look quite right.

http://www.tranquil-lake.com/catalog/siberian.htm

But it says there are only a few of the varieties out there. Wow, I had no idea!

TeriM
June 4th, 2007, 01:50 AM
It's beautiful :) .

rainbow
June 4th, 2007, 02:01 AM
I agree....especially with the raindrops.

Smiley14
June 4th, 2007, 02:05 PM
I'll have to try taking pictures during the rain more often! Well, more sprinkles than showers, lol. I didn't think they'd turn out very well, but wanted to grab them quick while they were in bloom, so took them anyway. They last such a short amount of time! But I was surprised how well they rain drops actually turned out! I had the camera setting on macro. I'm going to try that with other flowers once they bloom and if I can get another good rain day. :) I'm not very good at taking pictures and I just have very basic Canon, but it's fun to try!

Skryker
June 4th, 2007, 02:28 PM
I think it's a Blue Flag iris-I have some in my garden, too. There's a yellow version, with dark red markings that's really pretty, too.

They don't last very long at all. :sad:

This is a blue flag-now I'm not so sure:

http://www.ontariowildflower.com/images/blueflag2.jpg

jessi76
June 4th, 2007, 02:51 PM
looks alot like this to me...

Iris sanguinea
This is a 28 chromosome siberian. Unlike some "siberian" iris, its range actually includes Siberia. It also grows in Japan, Korea, and China.

Kristin7
June 4th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Could it be a type of Bearded Iris? I can't tell from the photos if they have 'beards', though. Maybe... check the petals on the bottom, where they fold over, is that bright yellow part fuzzy? This link has a better explanation http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/landscap/h113w.htm

Smiley14
June 4th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Oh, I have no idea, but I'll look at them and check! I noticed today they were already starting to wilt a bit and they just bloomed on Friday! They really do last for such a short time...only a few days! Cool, thanks guys!!!!

Smiley14
June 5th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Okay, got better pictures today and the yellow part is fuzzy! So Kristen, you were right! They are some kind of bearded Iris! Cool! Excuse my fingers and lens cap in the one pic, LOL, I was trying to show the yellow inside of the flower.

Skryker
June 5th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Bearded Iris! That's it! Thanks, Kristin, that was bugging me. I knew that I knew what it was, I just couldn't think of it!

Kristin7
June 5th, 2007, 03:47 PM
I thought so... but since there are a lot of different kinds of these, I can't help anymore!

Rainy
June 5th, 2007, 04:24 PM
I love,love,LOOOOVE Iris's!I want to plant some for next year but I need a good website for virgin gardeners!This is my first year owning a home and the previous owners planted some perrenials so I just wait and watch to see what grows!It's like having xmas once a week!for now........LOL:D

Smiley14
June 5th, 2007, 05:27 PM
But at least we've narrowed it down to the the kind of Iris! That's something! :thumbs up I'll look at Bearded Iris links now when I get more time later tonight. :)

Rainy, that's awesome! You never know what will pop up! LOL!