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    03 / 18 / 2016

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    Michael Bryant


I got this originally from a friend. In a few years it is taking over my border garden. It doesnÕt die back to the ground like most irises in the winter, but instead has brown tips that look sad. It seems to spread from roots that are like grass roots. I hope someone can identify it. I hope the bloom photo shows up in post.


  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Although they look alike, I think this is Iris japonica, not Iris confusa (bamboo iris) or walking iris Iris japonica is similar in form to Iris confusa, but the leaves are at ground level.

    February 14th, 2019 at 4:20pm

  • MrsB Green Thumb says:

    I just linked the first one is found. I have Walking Iris in North Central Alabama. …and they get so ragged in winter. I was advised to dig and put in pots. Had them in Louisiana and the would take over a garden bed in a few seasons. Easy to divide and give away.

    March 27th, 2016 at 1:52pm

  • Michael Bryant Leaf Lover says:

    From the link a Walking Iris appears to be tropical, but this one doesn’t die back in the Atlanta winter. Also, it doesn’t seem to spread from roots being formed where the stalks touch ground. It seems to spread by underground roots. I did a search and found a photo on the Dunwoody Garden Club website that matches my bloom listed as a Walking Iris, but I’m not sure.

    March 27th, 2016 at 1:11pm

  • MrsB Green Thumb says: Walking Iris

    March 27th, 2016 at 9:31am

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