Category Archives: Iris

Splendid Siberian Irises

My Siberian irises look great this year. These plants appreciate ample moisture, so our wet spring was the perfect set-up for a great show. This is ‘Concord Crush’ which can grow up to 3 feet tall: This is ‘Little White’ … Continue reading

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‘Edith Wolford’ Returns

I planted Bearded Iris ‘Edith Wolford’ in spring of 2015. It bloomed that first year, but last year it took a vacation. There’s a chipmunk that likes to dig in this particular flowerbed, and I wondered if it maybe buried … Continue reading

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Iris ‘Rosalie Figge’

Iris ‘Rosalie Figge’ has a reputation for reblooming, but since I’ve never actually seen it bloom in the spring I was very surprised to discover a big purple flower on my plant the other day along with two stems full … Continue reading

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Iris Siberica ‘Concord Crush’

These days when one of my perennials doesn’t survive winter or dies of old age I replace it with a plant that I know will survive Wisconsin winters. I’ve had to replace too many perennials over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Siberian Irises

During my daylily dividing marathon last fall I also divided all of my Siberian irises. Now I’ll have more of them spread throughout my flowerbeds. These easy-to-grow perennials bloom in May when the tulips and daffodils are finished, but the … Continue reading

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Bearded Iris ‘Edith Wolford’

I don’t have a lot of luck with bearded irises, but I’m a plant optimist (or a fool), so I purchased and planted two new cultivars this spring. This is ‘Edith Wolford’: ‘Edith Wolford’ is a yellow and lavender bi-color … Continue reading

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Double Dose: Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’

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A Bevy of Blooms: Siberian Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’

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Iris ‘Savannah Sunset’

I’m still pretty “green” when it comes to bearded irises. They grow everywhere in this city, and I seem to be one of the few that has problems getting them to bloom. I’ve had three irises growing in one of … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming: 5-23-12

Rose ‘Scentimental’: Salvia ‘May Night’: Hosta ‘Marmalade’: Rose ‘Queen of Sweden’: Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’:

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