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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 'Painted Lady' syn. Iris reticulata 'Painted Lady'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Iris reticulata 'Painted Lady' #iris #irisreticulata #iris-reticulata #irisreticulatapaintedlady

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lesliecole49

Very pretty. Appropriate name

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telswirld

The pale versions are quite special 😉

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

21/02/19 - Dwarf Iris Update - today’s choice is Iris ‘Painted Lady’ which has a thin delicate flower, mostly white but has very light sky blue markings and a smidge of yellow on the falls. Foliage normally I’ve seen growing to same height as flowers, and at the same time (compared it to others where the foliage appears after, and is either taller or shorter than height of flowers) - second year in flower #iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulatapaintedlady #irisreticulata

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richard.spicer.7906

Actually, sorry this is third year flowering!

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rosiebug

Very pretty 💜💚

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alysha

Love the daintiness of these. Fitting name. 💜 @richard.spicer.7906

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suerichards

@richard.spicer.7906 at this rate I will be broke in the autumn ordering all these amazing plants of yours 😉 it’s beautiful 😍

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johninbrighton

Spectacular.

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richard.spicer.7906

😂😂 - I should put a warning on my posts going forward Sue! @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

It is Alysha 😄 - quite a delicate little bloom really @Alysha

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks John 😄👍🏼 @johninbrighton

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you June 😊 @rosiebug

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Haven’t had time to add many of my Iris pics this year, and many of them have finished now. But here’s a few of them before they finished. Iris reticulata ‘Painted Lady’ #iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulatapaintedlady

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awomanonabike

They are stunning Richard. Do you grow them all in pots and leave them year to year? I’ve just transplanted some that I was given in a pot into the garden but not sure I should have done 🤔

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rachelbrooks

Very pretty. Looks almost translucent

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richard.spicer.7906

I do Jacqueline 😊 - this is my third year growing them like this. Some varieties seem to be fine each year, and others seem like the bulb splits into tiny bulblets and then I don't see much for a couple of years. I think it depends on how they are treated over summer but I haven't quite pinpointed the right summer treatment yet @awomanonabike 🤔 - I think yours in principle should be fine to plant out but just make sure it's in a sunny well drained gritty soil, like in a rock garden?

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awomanonabike

Builders debris garden?! I’ll keep my fingers crossed but would love to grow some more in pots for next spring 🤔😊

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

New one for me this year. I bought a few bulbs of this one last autumn having seen it in the shops many times, and can't understand why I never tried it sooner - I love the pastel blue and white markings - Iris reticulata 'Painted Lady' #Iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulatapaintedlady

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jennlamaye

So pretty!!

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columbiariver

Very nice

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cheshire

Definitely getting that one next ,it gorgeous😍

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drumadixit

You have such a beautiful collection of irises! Love it.

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you all 😊🙏🏼 everyone should try at least one dwarf iris. I’m still mastering the art of getting them to return the following year in pots, as they can have a habit of rotting over summer or even splitting into tiny bulblets. But practice makes perfect 👍🏼 @jennlamaye @columbiariver @cheshire @drumadixit

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