A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Weirdness Chronicles 2008 - Chapter 4

It’s a well-known fact that I love iris. Almost as much as I love heirloom roses. I have bearded iris, Japanese iris, Siberian iris, iris bucharica, iris dardanus and miniature iris. I don’t have a favorite. But I do have some oddities. Like the iris that bloomed in full shade. And this:


This is a Japanese iris that was part of a collection. Although planted years ago, it was only last year that two of the six (I think?) bloomed.

The blooms were floppy and mis-shapen but I thought, hey, it's their first time. They'll get it right next year. Except they didn't. The purple one shows no inclination to bloom and the white one is just as floppy and mis-shapen as last year.

Weird.

6 Comments:

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

That looks like an iris ensata.

They are floppy, although yours is a bit extreme:

http://images.google.com/images?q=iris%20ensata&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger EAL said...

I have none, but I am encouraged that you have some that bloomed in full shade. Those would be the irises for me.

 
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This flower is so beautiful!

 
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