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

Iris 'Sheila Ann Germaney' syn. Iris reticulata 'Sheila Ann Germaney'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Wondering if these might have a virus, the streaking of more intense colouring is sometimes an indication and there is a slight bit here on the standards of the flower at the front. You see it often on Katharine Hodgkin too. Will have to see what happens. Lots of bulblets though, look at all that foliage! #iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidessheilaanngermaney #irishistrioides

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richard.spicer.7906

Looking back at a couple of years ago, it definitely was much more obvious, probably should have realised at the time

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awomanonabike

If they are growing so well is a virus necessarily a bad thing?

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richard.spicer.7906

Not sure Jacqueline 🤔 - still reading up about this virus but most people have concluded it can weaken them significantly, to the point they just die and never return. I suspect I may have lost the more extreme ones I had already a couple of years ago and the healthier ones survived but might be now spreading to them. I’ll see what else I can find on the net about it. @awomanonabike

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cyndi

Still pretty

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awomanonabike

🤔 Interesting. I wonder if they develop a degree of resistance. Hope so 🤞

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ublaszko

Have they multiplied since you had them? I'm waiting to see how many of mine come back this year. Mine are just growing outdoors. 😊 I really like this variety. Perhaps more so than Katharine Hodgkin.

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johninbrighton

Fabulous.

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telswirld

🤩 hope she’s ok 🚑 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

Fingers crossed Jacqueline 🤞🏼🤞🏼 @awomanonabike

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richard.spicer.7906

These are all bulblets now Urszula - the original bulbs have long since gone. It sure is lovely, much less yellow than Katharine Hodgkin @ublaszko

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you John! 😊 @johninbrighton

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

Slightly shorter in statue, and much thicker blooms, Iris histrioides has some attractive cultivars too - Iris histrioides 'Sheila Ann Germaney'. I think may have a 'sport' (colour variation which has occurred) on the right hand side, has some lovely blue streaking 💙 #Iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidessheilaanngermaney *UPDATE more likely virus causing the streaking

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kvetinka

Wow💙

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johninbrighton

Fabulous.

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bandicoot

What a colour 😀

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cheshire

💙💙💙

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gjones

😍💙💙

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Urshy63

This colour is amazing 💙💙

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pelly

A beautiful shade of blue 💙💙

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angiecrazycatlady

Gorgeous blue 😊

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nej

You have a beautiful collection of iris there Richard

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lisa868

Beautiful shade of blue

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

Iris histrioides ‘Sheila Ann Germaney’ also about to make an appearance soon 🙂 - #iris #iris-histrioides #irishistrioidessheilaanngermaney

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kimguy

I can tell that they will be real beauties💙💙💙

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richard.spicer.7906

They are Kim - they have opened now, and look stunning. I’ll post a pic of them 👍🏼 @kimguy

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kimguy

I can't wait Richard. I love the blooms of an Iris💙 @richard.spicer.7906

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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rachelbrooks

Pretty 💙

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 I've got this one this year too. 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Iris histrioides 'Sheila Ann Germaney' - pale blue/white with yellow and deeper blue markings. Also planted 18th September 2016 #iris #iris-histrioides #bulbs #bulb-addict #irishistrioidessheilaanngermaney

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