What Iris is this?

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Hey folks,
I bought a small pack of iris from walmart, but there is no indication on the packaging as to care or what type of iris it is.
I have no idea how i should plant it. I want it in my bog but am afraid it would die if its not a water Iris.
Any ideas? I
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thought maybe iris reticulata but honestly, they all look the same to me. Could be anything as far as im concerned!
 
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Looks like Dutch iris, perfers well drained soil. It would probably rot in a bog.
Does it mean you can put it as a margin where the roots are getting water?

I've also seen varieties of the Yellow Iris which I understand can withstand water, although the varieties make it be not so much a Yellow Iris as there's a purple variety etc.

I know there's one type of Iris, it is maybe called the Japanese Iris that can also withstand water with no problem but just one I've seen.
 
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Siberian Irises and Flag Irises also can be grown in water. The only problem I have with them is that they do too well and multiply like crazy.
I thought Siberian Iris rot in water, but they can do fine if rhizome is not under water?
 

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I have something similar. Shinny leaves purple flowers. Mine self seed, grow in water, dirt, bog.
 

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Thanks for all the replies.
The iris has a bulb, and aftet looking at the site water gardner posted, and you guys responses i decided it probably dutch iris. I planted it next to pond on the dry side of the liner. We had some really bad wind last night and this morning, hopefully it will be allright...
 
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Just to throw a wrench into the mix, Siberian Irises also grow from a bulb, not a rhizome. But whatever type it is, it should do well where you planted it.

I have what must be hundreds of them now, planted on each side of the waterfall rocks, not in water. They have done very well there, maybe too well!
 
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I have always referred to those as blue iris i have them growing in my pitcher plant bog, and again in water thats 8 inches deep. This makes me want spring soooo bad
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These are mine. They seed. Spread where they want.
Water, dirt, bog.
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Both those are really nice looking Gbbud and addy. Hopefully my iris' will mature and spread.

@GBBUDD Have your pickerell rush started sprouting yet? I have mine submerged, they have tiny little sprouts started. Cant wait for them and other plants to start filling in.
 
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Both those are really nice looking Gbbud and addy. Hopefully my iris' will mature and spread.

@GBBUDD Have your pickerell rush started sprouting yet? I have mine submerged, they have tiny little sprouts started. Cant wait for them and other plants to start filling in.
To be honest i do not know. I have not been up to the upper pond yet this year. theres no fish up there and it's basically an algae scrubber. But i would bet by the end of the week they will be we are looking at temps in the high 50's but LOTS AND LOTS OF RAIN.
 
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