Iris reticulata, how many years to bloom

Jane McGary via pbs
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:20:00 PST
I don't "breed" Iris reticulata but I grow a number of that section from 
wild-collected seed. Usually they flower in the third or fourth year 
from sowing.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 3/1/2021 10:08 AM, Jack G. via pbs wrote:
> Hello all. Hopefully I've attached this picture correctly.
> It is a deep purple Iris reticulata that is blooming in one of my
> alpine troughs but I did not knowingly plant it there. Mostly I have
> lighter blues and yellows in this trough. But four years ago I started
> collecting seeds and re-planting them in the fall, and have done so
> each year. I did put some in this same location, but I don't know if
> 3-4 years is long enough for a plant to reach blooming size because
> everything I read says 5-7 years.
> It is also possible that this plant has been there all along and
> simply did not bloom several years in a row. I don't always divide
> them as well as I should, so I'm not sure which scenario is more
> likely.
> Does anybody here breed Iris reticulata? If so, how long does it take
> them to reach blooming size? Or do any of your adult plants go several
> years without blooming?
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