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    1. They’re native plants to the west coast of North America, so adapted to the conditions here. I bought the plants a couple of years ago and this is the first time they’ve bloomed. They are quite elegant.
      And thanks for reblogging the post!

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  1. Those are lovely, Audrey! I’ve just gotten into them and am surprised at all the different varieties and all there is to learn about them. I’ve never seen those. Lovely photos and how great for them to be native. I’m trying to get up the nerve to try a few here too. Best of luck with yours. Looks like you have the magic touch!

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  2. Thank you, Audrey. We have a “Gardens” in the southern US, where it’s said that a businessman threw his failed Japanese Iris bulbs onto the banks of a fish pond he wished to develop from a Cypress Swamp. Lore has it that the bulbs not only grew but rapidly multiplied and now – almost 100 years later, have completely taken over and filled the banks, all on their own. These Japanese Iris are supposed to have failed miserably in his backyard, so when he thought they were dead – or doomed, he thought they’d be perfect fill for the banks. Experts deduced that the murky and acid water of the swamp along with the humid SC climate gave them the perfect environment for them to flourish and now people from around the world visit to watch them burst into bloom at an Iris Fest every Memorial Day, and into June. The more I learn, the more curious they become. Thank you!

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  3. That sounds like my kinda’ plant Audrey! Pop it in the ground, not persnickety about it’s environment, and it spreads and comes back every single year on it’s own. Do you have the 2 colors? That’s a gorgeous, gorgeous blue and design. Hats off to you too, for harvesting the seeds from a bulb. I recently learned that some – at least in my area, can actually bloom twice in one year

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    1. So far, just the blue and white + yellow. I have another plant, but it’s really small (grown from seed). We’ll see what happens if I save seeds and manage to grow them.

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  4. That is exciting, Audrey. I’ve been getting into propagating, more and more. So interesting; so rewarding, right? Then last Spring I had a hard time finding any of the plants I wanted. Or even seeds for that matter. I need clay pots, as we are subject to deluges here so I need to mix soil with something to ward off too much damp soil for too long, and also a pot that will breathe for the same reason. And I couldn’t find any of those things. So that inspired me even more to learn how to propagate and harvest seeds even more since we didn’t know how long the shortages would go on. And now I am hooked:). Please let us know how the bulb seeds work out, and how long they take? Good luck!

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