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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 'Sunshine' syn. Iris reticulata 'Sunshine'

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Just checking on some iris bulblets in the polytunnel and some are coming up already. Not sure if I labelled this pot correctly now as this definitely is not what ‘Sunshine’ looked like last year, it was more yellow. So this could either be a result of 1) the pot is mislabelled and has a different cultivar in it, maybe when I was repotting all my iris bulblets a couple of months ago, or 2) the colour has been impacted by an external factor such as environmental, or possibly a genetic mutation.

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s unlikely to be hybridisation as to get that I would need to get flowers pollinated, have seed produced and sow them to get new bulblets. I deadheaded all my iris last year before seed could have been produced and all my bulblets are taken from the mother bulb which would be exact clones.

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richard.spicer.7906

It looks remarkably like ‘North Star’ 🤔 which I have in another pot. I’ll have to see what colour those come out like! I’m also generally amazed these are in flower already! #iris #iris-reticulata #irisreticulata

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suerichards

I love reading your updates. It certainly is very impressive 👏😍

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lilybee

Well whatever it is, it's very pretty! 😊

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sherrisgarden

Very pretty !!!

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ublaszko

I read your first comment and I'm sure this is not 'Sunshine'. I saved this iris to my wishlist earlier this year and I don't recall the name 'Sunshine'. I think it's North Star as you said in a later comment and I remember that name. Also, this pic looks similar to Google images.

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pelly

Which ever it is the colour is gorgeous Rich 💛💛

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

They look like sunshine to me Richard ☀️

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kathy

👏🏻😍

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clipperty

It’s a pretty one...environment can play a big part in colouration, I’ve found, with many different plants. Eeentwestin, innit?! X x 😘 x X

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angiecrazycatlady

It's still beautiful what ever its name is 😍

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