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Rock Star Iris blooming in my house!

Posted by valleyrimgirl 2b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 15, 07 at 18:24

Laurie thought I should post a picture of my Rock Star Iris. So, here it is! It is blooming! I bought it last fall in the clearance sale at McFayden's store here in Brandon. It was too late to plant in the garden so it went on the windowledge in the house all winter.

Just starting to open...

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half open...

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almost open...

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And a fully opened bloom...

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And I didn't realize how fragrant the irises can be. This one smells wonderful! The blooms only have been lasting 3 days or so. But I am really enjoying them while they lasted. The iris bloomed just in time for me to take it along to Brandon to have at the hort day put on by the Westman Gardeners yesterday!

Brenda


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That is so lovely Brenda, I'm going to follow your indoor potting advice if I'm sent any late TB Irises this fall.

I don't see the rhizome, did you cover it?

Sharon


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This is beautiful Brenda! ..Thanks for sharing!
Konrad


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I was lucky enough to see it in person, and what a beauty it is! The scent of it reminds me of grapefruit......it was great! Of course, I've also got Rock Star in a pot from the same sale, but mine is only 2" high.


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I had bought a few TB irises from the store and planted them all in a row in a windowledge planter. When one started to bloom I transplanted it (while fully in bloom)so that I could bring it to the hort day event on the 14th. I planted it below the surface of the soil so that it would be a little more stable in the pot. I will now expose the rhizome and let the iris recouperate from blooming.

Brenda


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Of course, I've also got Rock Star in a pot from the same sale, but mine is only 2" high.

Yeah but look it Laurie, you have a bigger 'Willy', be proud ;)


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Gorgeous... simply gorgeous!


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Oh Sharon you're soooo bad!LOL


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What a beauty Brenda. It is on my want list. As you know, I too had Irises growing on my window sill last winter and have yet to see a bloom. But the last month they have put out an amazing amount of growth. So there is hope that some will bloom for me this spring too. I need to get out the fertilizer and give them a shot.??? I have stuck them out into my greenhouse outside to toughen up a bit before being planted outside.
Shelley


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  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 24, 07 at 17:53

Brenda, I've read that Iris make good cut flowers and will last a week in a vase (out of the sun) - maybe you can get a little more time of out them. Sure is purdy.


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Rock Star ended up in having 4 flowers in total. Each of them bloomed 4 days with a few blooms overlapping so I got about 2 weeks of flowering out of it. Not bad for my $3 purchase. Just think...if I would have gone out for coffee I would have spent more than that and only enjoyed my $3 for a few minutes. Whereas here I got to enjoy it already for 2 weeks and again later when it blooms in my garden.

Brenda


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  • Posted by savona z2bBCCanada (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 25, 07 at 15:20

It is a beauty! And I agree, what a well spent $3..savona


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4 blooms is very good production for a young fan like that! I really like it Brenda, I love pink irises.


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