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Re: Spuria iris

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Spuria iris
  • From: ROBERT PRIES pries@prodigy.net
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 08:36:20 -0700 (PDT)

There is a huge difference, spurias grow from rhizomes
dutch from bulbs, the spurias are larger, with
swordlike leaves, and usually 3 to 12 flowers per
stem. Dutch are bulbs, usual 1-2 flowers per stem
about half the height, depending on region, both can
be very rewarding in different ways.
--- BBrown5378@aol.com wrote:
> I am new to the group, joined yesterday. I have
> heirloom irises in my yard, 
> pure purple, and a pure yellow. They are bearded and
> grow tall and stately. 
> They are both over 50 years old. 
> I have a question. Is there a difference between the
> spuria and the dutch 
> irises? What are the differences. In my plant
> encylopedia, it classifies the 
> spuria as beardless. Dutch irises are beardless,
> From the picture, they look the 
> same.
> I also have Siberian irises growing in a different
> part of my yard and they 
> are over 50 years old, too. When this place was
> planted, it was a showcase 
> home. I am lucky to own it now.
> Barbara Brown in Boise
> zone 6

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