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Re: Iris Garden Manitoba Style
  • Subject: Re: Iris Garden Manitoba Style
  • From: Robert Pries <robertpries@embarqmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:28:12 -0400 (EDT)


El and Barb: i am confused as to who has what but both sets of pictures are not Songarica. Songarica have very narrow leaves much more so than either plant the flowers are very spider like with very narrow petals and it grows in deserts a bog would kill it. Now for the good news The white is most likely Iris lactea and good white forms with any substance at all are rare. The purple looks like a very charming MTB and if you grew this from seed it looks like a winner. I how I provided a rainbow to the rain on the parade.  Oh and I love the garden shots. Bob 
----- Original Message -----
From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:52:59 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Iris Garden Manitoba Style



Boy, I sure hope mine is I songarica.  When it first bloomed here in 2008, after waiting 7, yes 7, years for it to bloom, I couldn't find any pictures on the internet to compare it to.  
It's described as having straplike foliage up to 32" (80 cm). Flowers -lavender-blue to violet.
Do you have a picture of yours, Barb?
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Iris Garden Manitoba Style

Ooh, neato!  Hey, I have Songarica in a wet spot in one of my beds, and it's blooming this week. Mine is white and such a tiny cutie, but I've heard it's 'supposed' to be yellow. What color is yours, and do you have a pic?
Barb in SWMO where the weather is warming up again

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