Irises forum: Putting irises in the database for future generations.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 26, 2012 6:33 AM CST
Hey, Paul, love your new avatar, and thanks to you and Evan for putting Lion King in the database. Now that it's gone commercial, the Dutch will get a hold of it and probably offer every purple and white iris as Lion King. But now we will forever have data on the original and proper one. Too bad we didn't have this back when Caesars Brother, etc., got all mixed up in commerce.

So thanks to all of you who are entering properly named irises in the database here, and in Cubits!!!!!!!!!!

And thanks to Dee for keeping all those pictures proper!
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2012 6:41 AM CST
It was fun to find Lion King at my local nursery so I can give Japanese Iris a try. A friend saw my plant, liked it, and went to get one for his garden. Dee does a wonderful job.....
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 26, 2012 6:53 AM CST
It is pretty, isn't it?

Just some info. The iris Lion King came from Ensata Gardens first, and Walters Gardens, the leading wholesaler bought it to introduce in the huge quantities they grow things in, 100s of thousands, usually. I know I said this part before, but in case someone missed it. So the basic plant growers (not iris growers) around the country have purchased it from Walters. From Walters, it will be true to name, as they are meticulous.

But, Walters is in Michigan, and the plants were grown there, and as we all know, irises set their flower buds the year before. So the plant you got, Paul, set it's bud in cooler Michigan, and may not do as well for you.

Last year on Cubits I made a general announcement when it was time to fertilize your beardless irises in late summer for bud set. Evan said he did this, with good results.

Can't wait to see it next year, Paul.
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Paul2032
Jun 26, 2012 7:05 AM CST
Hope it is happy next year...if so I will add a few more JI.......
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eclayne
Jun 26, 2012 5:48 PM CST

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There are 40-50 clumps of a NOID siberian and I've never seen so many blooms nor a longer bloom period for that Iris. We had a milder winter and average spring rainfall so I'm sold.

I find it exiting that a grower like Walters is pushing a JI. It was a far plainer JI that got me so interested in Iris.

The Dutch strike again. Dutch Iris Lion King. https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/spring/productview/?sk...
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 26, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Already?

Name: Connie
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Jun 26, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Grooooan!!!
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 26, 2012 9:25 PM CST
Bulbus irises registered in the Netherlands; rhizomes in the US.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 26, 2012 9:30 PM CST
AIS registers rhizomes, Dutch the bulbus. Where is that iris from? I don't think that they check back & forth.
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eclayne
Jun 26, 2012 10:55 PM CST

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Breck's site says "...created by one of Holland’s premier bulb growers..." http://brecks.com/lion-king-dutch-iris/p/71853/

There's no coordination at all? Either way?
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 27, 2012 6:36 AM CST
Where does one find the Dutch registry?

I did find the site:

http://www.kavb.nl/index.cfm?act=teksten_los.default&varteks...
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pardalinum
Jun 27, 2012 11:01 AM CST
That is one I use for lilies as many Dutch register there instead of RHS. I don't know if Dutch iris are there but it can be tested to see. This is the form I fill (just genus and cultivar name has been sufficient for me for lilies).

http://kavb.back2p.soft-orange.com/kavb/kavbSG.nsf/webSearch...

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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 27, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Thanks! Nice registry too, very descriptive,
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 29, 2012 5:07 AM CST
As they register bulbs, I doubt if they would check names for rhizomous irises. There may be lillies registered under the name as well. I know that daylillies & irises can carry the same names. People get ideas from each other.
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Jul 5, 2012 9:32 AM CST

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pardalinum said:That is one I use for lilies as many Dutch register there instead of RHS. I don't know if Dutch iris are there but it can be tested to see. This is the form I fill (just genus and cultivar name has been sufficient for me for lilies).

http://kavb.back2p.soft-orange.com/kavb/kavbSG.nsf/webSearch...

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I don't know how comprehensive this is. I also found another search method by navigating thru the KAVB site. http://kavb.back2p.soft-orange.com/kavb/kavbSG.nsf/plants-re...

I searched Canna and didn't find many listed in the RHS DB, even one which is an AGM winner.
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Name: Louise
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 6:36 PM CST
These three irises came from local people who shared. Can
you tell me if the names they gave me are correct?
Thanks for any help,
Louise
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Huckleberry Fudge (kinda brown colored):


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Lady Friend:

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Thornbird (space type?):

Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 7, 2012 6:46 PM CST
The first one looks similar to Colortart The last one is Thornbird, I'm quite sure of that one. I have no idea about the one in the middle.

Here's a pic of Color tart to compare.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Nov 7, 2012 6:59 PM CST

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Hi Louise,
Each of these is in the database with photographs for comparison.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Thornbird')
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Huckleberry Fudge')
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lady Friend')
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Tom, my Lady Friend doesn't have the white and specks like the picture above.

Evan, yeah for all the links. I'll go check them out right now. There's so much
for me to learn about this site.

Thanks to both of you,
Louise
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Nov 7, 2012 9:15 PM CST

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Your welcome Louise. There's lots of great Iris growers like Tom and they come from many different zones and climates AND there's always great photos.
Evan

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