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Lady Beatrix Stanley in the flood wall.


Lady Beatrix Stanley in the flood wall. (Iris histriodes)



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She is a topper! I think this is the best. I'm not fond of KH..a bit washed out for me. I do love George, but it's very dark and doesn't zing out...but this one is perfect!

20 Feb, 2014

 

I agree - I only discovered her last year, but I might plant a whole lot more inn the autumn. :=))

21 Feb, 2014

 

Spritz...what is the difference between histrioides and reticulata? would I be able to grow the former here? or are they less tough?

21 Feb, 2014

 

No idea botanically speaking, but I find histrioides are sturdier and last longer. I don't think there's any difference in hardiness at all, so yes, you can grow them! :-)

22 Feb, 2014

 

Excellent! Thank you!

22 Feb, 2014

 

:-))

24 Feb, 2014

 

More and more deep blue irises have popped up this weekend B! I am really pleased! :))

24 Feb, 2014

 

They're a real pleasure, aren't they.

25 Feb, 2014

 

They really are! I didn't have any in the ground in the old garden, because as you know, I never leave the ground alone for bulbs to thrive. I might remove the ones I have here and put them in the raised bed...near the edge, so they will be left in peace and stand a chance next year! When we removed all the old plants, we just replanted the bulbs we came across as we went. I didn't even recognise them as Iris!

25 Feb, 2014

 

...none of them are as lovely as this lady Betty though. She is lovely!

25 Feb, 2014

 

Superb blue.......

25 Feb, 2014

 

Yes - I'd say she's the best dwarf Iris I have. :-))

26 Feb, 2014

 

mine are well over, partly due to slugs. :o(

I will have to get more too.

28 Feb, 2014

 

Not in pots - they're sooooo expensive compared with the bulbs!!!

1 Mar, 2014

 

definitely get the bulbs they can be ridiculously expensive.

1 Mar, 2014

 

I shall consult the catalogues in the autumn!

1 Mar, 2014

 

Yes, I get mine from a catalogue - the GCs don't seem to sell these, only reticulatas.

3 Mar, 2014



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