Dutch Iris

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 16th, 2014, 10:12 am

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Last Year I will grow Dutch Iris bulbs, after bloom bulbs will not survive. Any tips regarding to survive Dutch Iris bulbs for next season...
As mentioned before they tend to survive and multiply if grown in site having good drainage with sun available from morning till noon and then shade. Its altogether a different scenario if you want to grow them in pots only. Possible options that may work.
1. When their bloom ends take them out of the pots and place them in plastic bags with holes known as onion bags in a room having good air circulation from May till September.
2. Let them remain in pots and withhold watering when the dormancy sets in and consider watering only when new foliage starts emerging.
3. Take them out of the pots when the dormancy sets in May and place them in refrigerator till end of August and then place them in pots.

You will have to experiment and draw your own conclusions based on these options....

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 16th, 2014, 9:08 pm

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by rafique » March 16th, 2014, 9:17 pm

Lovely shots and wow flowers..Really refreshing.
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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » March 17th, 2014, 7:15 am

wow....complete beauty...thanks for sharing :D

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 17th, 2014, 8:56 am

Dear Khurram
Thanks for giving lots of information and tips regarding Dutch Iris and also added beautiful pictures "Dutch Iris" :) :)

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Munir » March 18th, 2014, 12:10 am

Great show of a tremendous collection.

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 18th, 2014, 1:14 am

Thank you Munir Sahib.
Islamabad is ideally suited for Dutch Irises which can planted in October in a raised bed having dappled shade. If allowed to remain in the soil bed they tend to emerge on their own and bloom without the usage of fertlizers. The best thing is that they multiply with the passage of time.
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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Munir » March 18th, 2014, 10:02 pm

mikhurram wrote:Thank you Munir Sahib.
Islamabad is ideally suited for Dutch Irises which can planted in October in a raised bed having dappled shade. If allowed to remain in the soil bed they tend to emerge on their own and bloom without the usage of fertlizers. The best thing is that they multiply with the passage of time.
regards,
. Then,I better start planning for it the next October, as also for other perennials.Will need your guidance/support.
. How much space do you recommend for the start & where can these be procured from?

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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by mikhurram » March 19th, 2014, 11:21 am

Sir,
These are usually imported by seeds shops around October and presumably should be easily available in seed shops in Islamabad. Initially 25-30 bulbs can be purchased just to experiment which can be planted in a site exclusively reserved for them. The site area should be well drained having dappled shade (sunlight from morning till noon and then shade). Sir, you are welcome to ask any questions.
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Re: Dutch Iris

Post by Munir » March 19th, 2014, 10:58 pm

. Noted.Thank you Imran.
. I have been planting Iris bulbs for some years, like some others, as locally available. However, it was limited numbers in containers,rather than in ground.Next time I plan to have them in ground in reasonable number & of known varieties,like you.
. This season,I planted six Iris bulbs probably on 30 Sep;though all did sprout, but only one is healthy & has coincidently bloomed today evening, while the others don't seem to reach the flowering stage, due to weak growth. Let us see. Some images are attached:
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