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20/03/2013 at 17:27

 I dug up this iris which suddenly appeared in my front garden last summer and put it in a pot until I see what the flower will be like. It has grown well. At the weekend it was fine, however yesterday evening I noticed these black bits on it. I'd guess frost damage but we have not had any this week!

Is it doomed?




20/03/2013 at 17:30

Are you sure it's an iris. My sisyrinchium looks like that after winter. Looks like wrong spelling but close. Never could get the i's and the y in the right place

20/03/2013 at 17:39

No I'm not sure its an iris nutcutlet- it just appeared and I thought it was one! I've not heard of the plant you mention - just googled it but haven't yet found a good shot of the leaves.

It didn't have this black on it at the weekend....


20/03/2013 at 17:39

It could be an iris confusa - check out these images.

I think it might be a case of wait-and-see!

20/03/2013 at 17:40

Dont think it is an iris but not sure what it is. Not very helpful Im afraid

20/03/2013 at 17:46

Ok thanks both.

Here's a hot from above:


20/03/2013 at 17:46

A shot even

20/03/2013 at 18:29

This is Sisyrinchium striatum which is the one I was thinking of but there are others

20/03/2013 at 19:34

OK thanks nutclet - it's brilliant it's got a proper name! but what about the black bits - your first post said it will be OK?

21/03/2013 at 10:55

Looks like my sisyrinchium which also gets black bits in winter. I cut them off when it grows it's new leaves for the summer, but I don't really know what to do. They have a habit of disappearing and popping up in a different place nearby.

21/03/2013 at 16:21

Thanks to you too Busy-Lizzie. I'll do as you say and look forward to the flowers!

21/03/2013 at 16:27

 As time goes on and they seed about you can chuck out the old black ones and keep the new.

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