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Evaluating Iris Seedlings

Even the amateur hybridizer should have some knowledge of what characteristics improve the quality of the iris flower.  This knowledge should assist the amateur in determining what to aim for and how to best evaluate the resulting seedlings.  Color The … Continue reading

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Growing Bearded Irises from Seed

There are a number of different methods of planting iris seeds.  The easiest method is to plant them outdoors in a sunny location in rows.  The soil should be prepared the same as that prepared for planting iris rhizomes.  Seeds … Continue reading

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What to Do With a Bearded Iris Seed Pod

After pollen has been placed on the stigmatic lip of the bearded iris seed parent, the pollen grains must then sprout and grow a long, hollow tube down into the ovary where the ovules, or potential seeds, are fertilized.  If … Continue reading

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Can irises be planted in Spring?

Bearded irises are really very undemanding; however, they are very responsive and rewarding when provided the proper care they deserve. To get the most reward from growing bearded irises, the gardener should understand the growth cycle of the rhizome. •Bearded … Continue reading

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