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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Iris 'Frank Elder' syn. Iris reticulata 'Frank Elder'

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richard.spicer.7906

Frank, with petals fully expanded now 💙🤍 #iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidesfrankelder #iris-reticulata

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suerichards

Look at me, and why not your beautiful 👌

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s a beauty Richard...but I thought they had long stems..🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol 😄👍🏼 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Elaine 💙😊 - Some are taller, but this one I think has some parentage of a species called Iris histrioides in it, which would usually have low short flowers, appearing usually before foliage. The same applies to some others like Katharine Hodgkin, Sheila Ann Germaney, George and I think Lady Beatrix Stanley. @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jeatacake

Fabulous 👌

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Interesting...👍🏼 thanks

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lovestogarden

What a fun one. Lovely!

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clipperty

Just so delicately beautiful xx

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KariSamuel

Richard, where are the leaves? Do you prune them off or back to encourage blooms? I'm so confused!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Janice - quite a large flower too 😊👍🏼 @lovestogarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Claudia 😘 I do love a dwarf iris! @clipperty

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richard.spicer.7906

Frank's back 👍🏼 #iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidesfrankelder #iris-reticulata

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QT

Wow 😮

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rachelbrooks

Alright frank? 🙋🏻‍♀️

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suerichards

Beautiful 🥰

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cyndi

Beautiful

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dpkgujar

Lovely!

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kez001uk

Gorgeous 💙

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ublaszko

What's the difference between this one and Katharine Hodgkin? My Katharine Hodgkin looks exactly like this one and I've been wondering for a while if I was sold the right cultivar.

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richard.spicer.7906

They are similar, but i think Frank is paler, slightly more greyish and has a more orangey mark on its tongue. I think the blue on the standards is more vivid on a Katherine. You’d probably need to put them side by side to see the differences, but my Katherine Hodgson isn’t ready yet. @ublaszko

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ublaszko

They look very similar. 😁

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angiecrazycatlady

Frank's looking rather fine today 😍

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jeatacake

You've got an absolute treasure trove in that poly tunnel 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

17/03/19 - Dwarf Iris Update - Meet Frank, a new addition to my iris family 😄. Quite similarly to Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin', but much paler blue/yellow and finer veins (with a grey tone and has a more orangey stripe on its tongue 👅i think #iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidesfrankelder #iris-reticulata

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rachelbrooks

🤣🤣😛👍🏼 very pretty Rich 💙💛

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richard.spicer.7906

I thought you might appreciate my botanical terminology there 🤣🤣 @rachelbrooks

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lifeonaroofterrace

It's just so pretty Richard!

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rachelbrooks

Nailed it! 👌🏼😆😆

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terrimclaughlin

Another job well done 🤗🤗😊💕

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pelly

Gorgeous, he and Kathryn ought to date 💙💛😂

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Annettenoosa

Wonderful markings.

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mich

That’s a lovely one! 💙💛

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johninbrighton

Beautiful.

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angiecrazycatlady

Love the delicate colour, was expecting a prettier name to go with it 😂

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lesliecole49

Oh, they're gorgeous!

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