ID Iris seed head

Ina klazina@orcon.net.nz
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:51:04 PDT
Thank you Russ.  I actually don't have space for more Iris, but the lure 
of growing these seeds is strong.  Have just biffed 3 plants from my 
garden.....

Ina

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 20/03/2013 6:31 p.m., Jadeboy48@aol.com wrote:
> Believe me anyone can grow any type of iris from seed,. Raising several
> thousand seeds of year for a living, I find just get a good book on iris.
> Different types may or may not need chilling to sprout. If you are  interested
> in iris there is an excellent American Iris Society. They have a  section
> just devoted to raising species. You can buy farm raised iris from all  over
> asia without problems. They should include a phytosanitary certificate to
> prove the plants have been inspected and declared disease free.Good luck -Russ
>   Hintz
>   
>   
> In a message dated 3/19/2013 7:17:13 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> klazina@orcon.net.nz writes:
>
> :-) :-)  :-)
>
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10
>
> On  20/03/2013 3:05 p.m., threesisters@woosh.co.nz wrote:
>> 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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