Irises forum: I'm going to try Japanese iris.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 18, 2012 6:07 PM CST
The other day I was at one of my favorite nurseries and spotted a plant of Japanese Iris Lion King. It perked my interest. I mentioned it on another thread and immediately 2 enablers [Polly and Eclayne} fed my plant addiction and encouraged me to try to grow some. I'm weak and as is typical for me I went to that favorite nursery for 1 and came home with 3. Besides Lion King they had Pink Lady and Royal Robe. I read that Polly said Pink Lady isn't registered but mine looks like her picture. They were 5.98 each, less than $20 for all three, large plants with bloom coming so how could I go wrong? I'll plant them tomorrow and if they are successful next spring I may be looking for some newer ones. Pink Lady
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PollyK
Jun 18, 2012 6:12 PM CST
You can't go wrong with that price! Gallon pots?
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eclayne
Jun 18, 2012 8:51 PM CST

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Had to pay you back Paul. Great Expectations was just one of several Hosta I bought. Enjoy.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 18, 2012 9:01 PM CST
Gallon Pots....does Pink Lady look right? Lion King must have 15 divisions and has 7 scapes coming. I will be able to enjoy it this year and if it doesn't winter I will have got my moneys worth.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 19, 2012 6:31 AM CST
I guess there is really no right Pink Lady. I bought one just to see, and it's a very pale pink, all one color. A little like the one Joy posted, but no dark pink in it.

You can put your Pink Lady in the database, so people will see they are not uniform.

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 19, 2012 9:17 AM CST
If you put 'Pink Lady' in won't people think it is real?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 19, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Polly....I just read your comments about Pink Lady on Garden Web from 2009. Interesting.....pictures on googled sites vary greatly. I'll grow it understanding that it is probably a noid. If it were a TB noid it would have to be gorgeous or I would discard asap.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Jun 19, 2012 9:51 AM CST
I just checked the Iris Encyclopedia for JI Royal Robe....it is not there. Is it another imposter?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 19, 2012 11:57 AM CST
Yes.

Lucy, we're going to have to put them in to show the variability. Too many people are buying them. Almost all my bulb wholesalers carry them this year. We will note it's not registered. But keep in mind, a lot of plants have no registry or control at all.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 19, 2012 12:32 PM CST
Well, one out of three isn't bad. I'll see how they do before I try something fancier next year.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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