Help identifying 2 plants

jashmoreApril 1, 2014

Hi,

Is anyone able to help me identify these 2 plants?

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jashmore

Here's the 2nd one...

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:36AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

The second looks like an iris; you'll need to wait for blooms to discover which type of iris.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:47AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

First one is Zantedeschia aethiopica aka Arum Lily.
2nd one bearded iris.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 10:02AM
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maggs766

To me, The 2nd one looks like a type of tulip

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 5:43PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Tulip leaves don't grow in a flat fan shape like that. Agree with bearded Iris.

Jashmore, the Iris rhizomes shouldn't be under soil, where borers can attack them. After they've had a chance to bloom, I would dig them up and replant so the rhizomes are sitting on the surface. That's why I don't keep Irises anymore, they need to have this done every few years or they get buried under dirt/debris and decline.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 7:37AM
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jashmore

Thanks for the help! :)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 4:55PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Definitely irises. No borers here, Jashmore, but slugs and snails love the foliage.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 7:34AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Flora, do you still sit Iris rhizomes on the surface over there (even though there are no borers?)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:02AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The usual recommendation here is to plant so the top of the rhizome is level with the soil surface, i.e. not sitting on top, but not buried deeply either. The plants tend to find their own level anyway. Also my impression is that we mulch far less than US gardeners so there is not so much likelihood of burying the rhizomes that way.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:27AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Interesting, TY. Spot-on about the mulch, I just LOL'd! I 'caught' myself about to pour a tub of leaves over Mom's Irises last weekend. At first, all I saw was 'bare ground.'

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:38AM
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