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Weekend Plantidote 2012-05-019

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Iris x pacifica Meadow Pastel

Iris x pacifica "Meadow Pastel"

Pacific coast iris


Pacific coast iris consists of 11 species found growing from California to Washington. They need dry summer/ wet winter conditions and probably would be tough to grow outside their native area. I love all irises! I have acquired quite a few new ones this season and I'm sure I will post others as they begin to bloom.

Here are 2 more, their names unknown to me (click the images for the larger view).


Iris x pacifica


Iris x pacifica
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Submitted by NWLuna on

I especially like the white ones with the brushstroke of yellow at the throat.

West Coast conditions....dry in summer, wet the other 9 months of the year! I have some cultivated Siberian irises (Iris siberica?) that do well here too, very hardy.

Submitted by lambert on

But mine (which Card Carrying Buddhist, who also loves iris, gave me) are later, this being Maine.

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Submitted by jerztomato on

The only ones I have trouble with are the bearded ones (iris germanica) because the winters are too wet.
Last year Eureka Springs posted a red bearded iris. I was on a quest to find one, but got side tracked at m.o. nursery called Iris City Gardens where I purchased a few new Siberians, Louisiana and Japanese. When (if?) they bloom this year, I'll post them.