ID Iris seed head

threesisters@woosh.co.nz threesisters@woosh.co.nz
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:05:17 PDT
All is well Ina, I had other issues to discuss with Yvonne, our local group 
is going to source some different species of iris for the gardens
and  Yvonne just bought 14+acres out West here so we will get some irises to 
her for the property.  She recently returned from a trip to China
where she saw many species of irises growing there.  I immediately thought 
of Jim Waddick, and I suggested she get a copy of his book  'Irises Of 
China'.

WE always have room for more plants!

Darlene   Cook
Auckland, New Zealand




-----Original Message----- 
From: Ina
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:41 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] re ID Iris seed head

Hello Darlene

I know Yvonne, over time one gets to know the people.  However, I was
not phoning them to ask as one is NOT ALLOWED to collect seeds from
there..... ;-)

Nor bulbs....

Thank you for that, now I will see what they do.  I don't actually have
room for more Irises, but collecting seed is so tempting and then one
has to grow them, and then.......

Ina

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 20/03/2013 2:29 p.m., threesisters@woosh.co.nz wrote:
> Ina,
>
> I have done a bit of detective work here and rang the Auckland Botanic
> Gardens this morning regarding the seed you collected.  Yvonne Baker
> (Botanical Records Officer) told me that they do not have
> iris laevigata in the garden  but they do have several iris ensata hybrids
> in their collection.   You should get some nice seedlings out of the mix
> with the open pollination.  Should you require more seed please
> contact me privately as I have just collected from last seasons bloom.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Darlene Cook
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ina
> Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:23 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] re ID Iris seed head
>
> In which case, I was just now reading, that if it is, it likes water
> even more than the ensata ones.  Will keep that in mind.  Thankyou
> Peterand everyone who responded.
>
> Ina
>
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10
>
> On 16/03/2013 11:03 p.m., Peter Taggart wrote:
>> Ina,
>> your initial picture of the seed pods was quite clear , I am sure that it
>> is Iris laevigata. I have heard that some pople would combine the species
>> ensata and laevigata though. Ensata has a pointed top in my experiance.
>> (Incidently the pods also resemble Iris clarkii a little)
>> Peter (UK)
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