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Two Unusual Members of....

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By siris

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…the Iris family.

Libertia formosa, I think now called chinensis. White flowers in arching sprays above the foliage which is sword-shaped. Bought from a N. G scheme open day.

Iris confusa has tiny flowers arching above foliage that resembles, in my opinion, bamboo. This has taken 2 years to flower for the first time this year. The variety is Martyn Rix. I’ve actually planted it in front of a tub of Black Stemmed Bamboo.

I still like Bearded Iris the best as they have such a huge range of flower colour.

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The Libertia is very beautiful though!

23 Apr, 2020

 

The flower on confusa is very pretty, but so tiny, it was impossible to get a clear pic. They seem to come out one at a time, but time will tell.

23 Apr, 2020

 

I’ve got the ixioides version, ‘I think’. I’ll have to post it. I did buy it several years ago. Unfortunately, OH built a wood storage unit on top of it, of sorts.
This is a beauty, Siris. The flowers are pretty.

24 Apr, 2020

 

It also looks like a Lily. Beautiful.

24 Apr, 2020

 

KATE, I've also got brown leaved Libertia, which I do like bit it seems to creep quite a bit.

25 Apr, 2020

 

Unusual indeed. They resemble orchids in a way. What a treat to see them.

25 Apr, 2020

 

As you know we are very fond of Libertia......all flowering well this year.....

7 May, 2020

 

No sign of mine this year, I fear the neighbouring shrub may have impinged on its space too much , shame as it is such a delightful plant.

14 May, 2020

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