Dutch Iris

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Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » December 14th, 2013, 2:22 pm

Dutch Irises can be grown successfully in Lahore. They require a site having raised bed with good drainage and once planted they tend to prop up faithfully each year. These days they have started sprouting and bloom in March.
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I had shared my experiences regarding Dutch Irises and posted some of the pictures which can be viewed and read in the following url. At that time i was quite surprised to hear that some of the members experience of growing these irises was unfavourable.
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All of my Dutch Irises are at least 6 year old bulbs which emerge on their own and make nice cut flowers.

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » February 27th, 2014, 1:11 am

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Tahir Khan » March 2nd, 2014, 1:08 pm

Dutch iris are looking successful in Lahore...how deep do you plant its bulbs and what hours of sun are these plants getting ?

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 5th, 2014, 1:23 pm

All they require is a well drained soil bed having sunshine from morning till noon only and then shade. The depth of the bulbs should be twice their height.

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Tahir Khan » March 5th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Looking forward to updates :)

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » March 5th, 2014, 10:29 pm

Next week they will be in full swing Inshallah. Do post pictures.

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 12th, 2014, 2:13 pm

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Izhar » March 12th, 2014, 3:20 pm

This looks so nice...!!

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Mustansir Billah » March 12th, 2014, 4:31 pm

Marvel blooms... There are two colored Iris or when it fades turns to white?

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 12th, 2014, 5:52 pm

The blue iris is bi-coloured. I tend to think that Dutch Iris appear to be more regal than lilliums and last up to 2 weeks at-least 2 weeks before fading into oblivion. Notice it's straight stem makes it an ideal flower for usage as a cut flower also having a long vase life.

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