Growing Iris VHT111
DescriptionBecome an expert on Irises.! This course is valuable for anyone with a serious interest in irises either as a commercial grower or an enthusiastic home collector. Gain an in-depth appreciation of the iris, how to grow them to achieve optimum results and the identification of different varieties of irises. Significant sections are included on landscaping with irises, hybridisation and propagation, harvest, post-harvest treatments, achieving and assessing quality, and exhibiting the flowers.
There are many hundreds of hybrids available and new varieties being developed all the time. Their flowering period is generally not very long, but whilst they bloom they are spectacular. Though most irises…
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There are many hundreds of hybrids available and new varieties being developed all the time. Their flowering period is generally not very long, but whilst they bloom they are spectacular. Though most irises are temperate climate plants, there is great diversity within the group, and some will grow in warmer climates.Course Structure There are 8 lessons as follows:
- Review of the system of plant identification
- Information sources
- Pruning, etc.
- Propagation and Hybridisation
- Review of Major Types of Irises
- Pest and Diseases
- Irrigation and Hydroponics
- Landscaping with Irises
- Harvest, Post Harvest, Exhibiting and Quality
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.Aims
- Explain the taxonomy of Iris
- Explain the normal cultural requirements for different types or Iris.
- Breed and propagate Iris.
- Describe the identification and culture of a range of commonly cultivated Iris.
- Manage pest and disease problems on Iris
- Manage water requirements for Iris
- Discuss cultivation of Iris hydroponically
- Explain the use of Irises in landscaping
- Describe the production of Iris as a cut flower crop, in particular the harvest and post harvest.