SOLVED: Unexpected Iris bloom

(Zone 7a)

I thought my Irises were done for the year but a new bloom has popped up. I so love the dark color on this one.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

That's two specimens of Cat Iris there ;-)

Resin

Burien, WA(Zone 7b)

You must have some amazing fertilizer!

(Zone 7a)

Yes, Hydro. It's a special brew of "fur"tilizer.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

Great picture !
Is that iris a male or a female...or an "other" ?

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

Wow ! That's reallllllly dark !
Schreiners really does have superb iris.

San Diego, CA

I think it's a Venus Mousetrap. I believe they can be propagated only by seed. :-)

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

rofl!
Any attempts at propagation by cuttings has been deterred by the semi concealed " thorns"

(Zone 7a)

Thanks for the help on the ID. I have been able to find seeds for it.

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(Zone 7a)

Also, I think I found another.

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Yes, though slightly hybridized from the first. Must have self sown.
I believe these take high nitrogen furtilizers.

I've grown a variety of tiger lily which has some surprising similarity to your iris.

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Burien, WA(Zone 7b)

What a beautiful "variegated" specimen you have Sally.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Fun thread!

(Zone 7a)

Oh! I love the variegation!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

(thank you- though the all black is a classic beauty!)

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

The classic black also does quite well in in stored baskets.

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San Diego, CA

Yes, in my experience Venus Mousetraps are not invasive unless the temperature above the bed covers becomes significantly colder than the temperature underneath the bed covers. :-)

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

lol lol lol, both!

Sacramento, CA

Now, now , ladies, It is a potted Burmese, definitely an indoor speciman. To be moved inside and quickly. luv the picture!

(Zone 7a)

LOL!!!

Venus Mousetrap 'Alba'

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sacramento, CA

Both the variations are going into my want list.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

These two were set aside while a new planting bed was being cultivated. They look a little limp, but I watered them well and they came right back.

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

looks like Feline Beardless to me. "Sun loving,heatSoaker."

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Sometimes the tiger stripe cultivar does well in window boxes, unfortunately this one took over the entire box.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from themoonhowl :
Sometimes the tiger stripe cultivar does well in window boxes, unfortunately this one took over the entire box.


That's the cultivar 'Long-haired Layabout'

;-)

(Zone 7a)

Seems I'm not the only one who is a sucker for these. Do they flower in catkins?

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Not sure about that.
But I've noticed, they are not phototropic like sunflowers, but may be FOODotropic.

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(Zone 7a)

ROTFLOL!!!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

This is a night-blooming Silver walking species...it moves through the garden at its' own pace and seems to be a strong member of the Mole-Bane family.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

My dear friend, Zuzu, loves this rescued cultivar as it seems to remain contained and does not spread.

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Oakland, MD

Oh wow it seems we have a similar cultivar of Iris!
I call this one "Lyra"


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(Zone 7a)

So many different varieties!

I'm so glad I rescued mine mine!

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Oakland, MD

I found mine out in the woods with five babies. Rescued them all, and sent the babies out to new owners!

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Oakland, MD

Had 6 more before I was able to sterilize it. As beautiful as they are, I didn't want them taking over.

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Belleville , IL(Zone 6b)

They do not transport well in priority mail, so I hope the adopters were local. Seems there is a lot of variation in the species. They do like to pop up anywhere in the garden so be sure to try and get the ones with sterile seeds.

Oakland, MD

Definitely! Luckily there is a local program that transports them throughout the state, to people who want them!

This one I found about the same time in the back yard.
It took it about 4 months to warm up to me.

My four year old has decided this one belongs to her.

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Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

What a fun thread!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

So funny; so many beautiful cultivars of these! Yes its true, as pretty as they are, you don't want them to self sow all over!

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