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Iris unguicularis

07 February 2017 15:17:57

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Despite the frost, wind and torrential rain that we have experienced over the last week these little Iris have been flowering their socks off. They have been producing bunches of flowers every day for the last few weeks and started flowering last Oct/Nov. In October, only a few flowers, but by this time of the year they are in full production. It will lessen the number of flowers when we go into March, but for a small little plant it deserves it's place in our gardens. In the photo there are three different varieties, Iris 'Mary Barnard' blue, Iris ' Walter Butt', very pale blue and Iris 'Kilbroney Marble'  which is an Irish heritage plant.

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Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 07 February 2017 15:23:09

So pretty and lovely vases too.

fraoch fraoch 07 February 2017 17:49:36


Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 07 February 2017 18:13:59

Beautiful blooms

Myrtle Myrtle 07 February 2017 18:59:13

They are so pretty!

Jackie Jackie 07 February 2017 19:32:58

Mary they are just gorgeous. I love the pale blue one so much and yes those vases are gorgeous, they really show off the flowers so well!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 February 2017 22:18:26

The stoneware vases were picked up on the bank of the river by my son when he was a little boy. He was a real magpie, bottles, pipes, coins  and even a boat that was used for salmon fishing on the river.

Iris 'Walter Butt' is my favourite of the three.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 08 February 2017 08:42:12

They're all beautiful.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 08 February 2017 09:16:01

Lovely plants. I'm really hooked on winter irises, never heard of them until a few years ago but what a gift they are. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 08 February 2017 11:38:10

Lovely colours

LindaB LindaB 08 February 2017 13:24:45

Lucky find!

fran m fran m 08 February 2017 15:34:30

No garden should be without them.

PeterW PeterW 08 February 2017 20:12:41

they look fantasti and what a great plant to flower so long

JoanG JoanG 08 February 2017 21:38:05

They are gorgeous flowers Mary.  Like Terri, I hadn't heard of this iris and could easily be smitten, especially with such long flowering.  Lovely vases, good to have a magpie in the family! 


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