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Steve Garvie

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Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:10:29 AM »
Iris mariae -naturally grows in sandy semi-desert with its narrow range extending from the Negev to the Gaza strip and parts of Sinai.



Iris atropurpurea -this has already flowered here, a full month earlier than last year and sadly I missed the chance to get an image as the flower is now past its best. The image below was taken last year. It is endemic to Israelís coastal plains.
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
Iris sari -an attractive but variable species. This is quite a dwarf form.



Iris damascena -This is a Syrian species native to the eastern slopes of the Anti-Lebanon range north-west of Damascus. The flower is almost 15cm across.
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 11:53:24 PM »
Iris schelkownikowii


Iris sprengeri


Iris iberica ssp. iberica


Iris petrana
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 10:12:16 PM »
Iris paradoxa - four Flowers this year and itís remained evergreen since last year
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 09:19:08 PM »
Iím not sure this qualifies as an onco iris but itís lovely anyway. iris Thor - a hybrid of Korolkoowii x Sari - beautiful anyway





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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 09:35:11 PM »
I. acutiloba ssp longitepela

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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 02:15:36 PM »
Iris barnumae



Iris paradoxa var. atrata



Iris paradoxa var. mirabilis -a selected clone called Isabelís beauty.




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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 05:16:10 AM »
Steve

Isabels beauty is stunning; wow!

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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 09:45:19 PM »
Thanks Paul.

A few more Oncos starting with my favourite:

Iris antilibanotica


Iris meda


Iris sari var. lupina
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 12:17:38 PM »
The only one of mine that flowered this cold and dreary spring: Iris lineolata


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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 03:03:42 PM »
Wonderful pictures that create big desire!
Steve, how long do you collect? I think, it took quite a time to bring these beauties together. And this prime culture in cold and wet Scotland. If I ever make it that far north, your garden would rank as one of the most important sights!
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 09:06:47 AM »
Many thanks for your kind words Herbert.

You only see the photographs of good plants and not the many failures.
I started growing Oncos seriously about 5 years ago and have acquired most of my plants as near-flowering size divisions in the last 2-3 years. I still have a lot to learn!

I wish I was as good a grower as you think I am.  ;)
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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2019, 08:35:54 PM »
Iris acutiloba var. lineolata



Iris paradoxa var. Choschab -unfortunately the flower didnít last long in the recent heatwave.





Iris polakii -differs from Iris barnumae (pictured above) by its dark beard.


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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 08:55:58 AM »
Iris auranitica -My first flowering of this species. Itís taken some years to get to this stage as Iíve nearly killed it a couple of times. I find that in Scotland it needs to be grown with the top of the rhizome uncovered as this part is prone to rot in damp air when top-dressed. Given our humid atmosphere it is almost impossible to hold this species back from re-growing in the Autumn. It needs extra light to help get it through a Scottish winter. Aphid attack of early growth is also a problem.





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Re: Oncocyclus Iris 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 09:26:44 PM »
Congratulations Steve on your auranitica! I can sympathise with your impediments, I've had some disappointing losses myself this season, particularly rot, even in our dry climate. I can only imagine the miracles you had to pull off to get that flower!  :)  I have three small (tiny) seedlings of auranitica looking quite good at present, so fingers and toes crossed I might see it in person in a few years.

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