Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Iris Seeds

A friend made these crosses this past summer and was kind enough to share them with me. I need to hurry and get them potted and outside. They need lots of cold weather to germinate.

It was in the 50's today. Not exactly cold. Yesterday was pretty warm too. I just wish the sun would come out now.

I can't wait to see what they will look like when they bloom. Iris seedlings will vary greatly from the parent plants most of the time. Often they don't resemble the parents at all. It would be nice to even just get one great new iris out of this batch but even that is a long shot.

5 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Michelle,
We;ll be looking forward to the results, I imagine it will be a while.

Lori Skoog said...

My husband is the gardener in our family and would probably love to have some new Iris here at the farm. We don't have too many of them now. When we moved here 28 years ago, there were more and the colors were beautiful. We even had some that were peach. For quite a few years we grew glads and sold them, but we have not done that in a long time...maybe this year.

Thank you for your very kind comments.

patientgardener said...

I have wondered about growing irises from seed but didnt know how difficult they would be. Thanks for the tip on needing the cold. Might have a go next year. Good luck with yours lets hope you find a real gem

Kiki said...

Yay..it will be fun to see how they turn out! You'll have to post some pics when they arrive and bloom! Best luck!

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