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Tall Bearded Irises: Bronco Down x Maid of Orange.

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By Siris


Tall Bearded Irises: Bronco Down x Maid of Orange. (Iris germanica (Orris))

5 plants from 2014 seed. One flowered last year, the other 4 this year are similar. Huge flowers.



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Your seeds again well done , all look great .

Did you plant in 2014 ?

Gg

9 May, 2017

 

Yes, I picked the pods in in 2014 as soon as ripe and sowed them in pots which I then over wintered outside, seedlings appeared 2015, when large enough transferred them to those terracotta tubs, end of 2015 put a few in the garden.

9 May, 2017

 

Not bad then Siris considering as I thought it would take longer to flower

Gg

10 May, 2017

 

I have managed to reduce the time from seed to flowering by cold stratification the seed in the fridge.

10 May, 2017

 

Funny enough we all sow the daylily seeds and keep in the fridge until they have sprouted

How long do you keep the iris seeds in the fridge ?

Gg

11 May, 2017

 

Gg, Ten weeks, between damp kitchen towel, stacked up on margerine lids in a poly bag.

11 May, 2017

 

Useful to know, I use plastic take away trays with lids.
Each seed spaced out in the compost so no need to transplant etc.

Gg

11 May, 2017

 

Don't put mine on compost, because some seeds germinate quickly, these I put in pots of compost to grow on immediately in the conservatory to overwinter, leaving the ungerminated ones longer in the fridge, then if they don't do so after more chilling, put them all in one pot and put outside. Some can take a year to germinate.

11 May, 2017

 

I knew about cold stratification but don't have the fridge space for pots. I have now stifted the lack of space problem to the garden!

17 May, 2017



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