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Re: Iris Garden Manitoba Style
  • Subject: Re: Iris Garden Manitoba Style
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:49:21 -0500



Thanks for your valued input, Bob. 
I'll have to take a closer look at the rhizome in a week or 2, as it's barely coming up.  As I recall, it wasn't a bearded type.  The foliage is larger than MTB's here and so is the flower.
You're right though, it could also be a seedling masquerading as Songarica, right next to the label.  Plus, I did have a few aphylla's and I Varigatae Reginae nearby that had seed pods over the years.  I recall moving this iris as it wasn't doing much.  It sure did well after I moved it to the bog garden.
My bog garden isn't truly a bog bog garden; it's just regular topsoil with some peat moss mixed in for some acidity for my few Japanese iris tests.
Your iris is pretty too, Barb.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Iris Garden Manitoba Style

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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