Irises forum: TB Tallest Variety

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caitlinsgarden
Jun 30, 2012 6:21 AM CST
Which cultivars are the very tallest? I have a very tall (nearly 5 ft in a good year) with very strong and husky leaves and leaf bases. How do I search for irises with this characteristic?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 30, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Introductions have height listed. Superstion Garden lists the height of their irises
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 30, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Again on Cubits, you can do the advanced search and get heights. You can check TB, and then either check tall for the classification, which will show you all that members have considered tall, or you can put in a desired height, say 40 and you will come up with a lot of hits.

caitlinsgarden
Jun 30, 2012 3:54 PM CST
Thanks; I just found a historic at Iris City Gardens that is 50"! "Vert Galant" by Cayeux
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 30, 2012 7:06 PM CST
Whoa! I need that! I love the tall ones, and where I have the gardens they don't get blown over.
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philljm
Jun 30, 2012 10:37 PM CST
Stepping Out is the tallest I own, although nowhere near 50". But, even as tall as it is, I have never had to stake it
Name: Betty
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Betja
Jul 5, 2012 1:53 AM CST
My three tallest varieties:

HAWAIIAN RAIN
THAT'S ALL FOLKS
STOP FLIRTING

I think HAWAIIAN RAIN is registered as quite a bit shorter, but for me it's very tall -- I love it!

Betty
Name: Naomi DiVincenzo
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naomimade
Jul 14, 2012 10:38 PM CST
Intimidator is said to be 50 inches tall, although it hasn't bloomed for me yet...just got it last year...but I only bought it because of the height it boasted! Ha ha!

caitlinsgarden
Jul 15, 2012 8:12 AM CST
Have to look up that one!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 15, 2012 8:43 AM CST
height doesn't do in the wind, or are you just experimenting?
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 15, 2012 9:21 AM CST
I need Intimidator then, geeze. I put my irises in with other flowers, Lucy, and I make sure to put the taller ones next to taller flowers, so it keep them erect.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 15, 2012 11:02 AM CST
Victoria Falls was tall and it often fell......Gitano and That's All Folks were my tallest this year with strong stems.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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tveguy3
Jul 15, 2012 12:43 PM CST
Some of my tallest that seem to stand up to the wind are:
Tying Yellow Ribbons, World Class, Dutchman's Dream, Getano and Ginger Ice, Dreaming Of Rio, Before the Storm, and Passion and Purity I'm not sure of their hight, as I usually don't get too concerned with that.
Some taller ones that don't stand up to the wind are:
Lights Camera Action, Mexican Holiday, Made Of Magic, and Breakers
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 15, 2012 12:50 PM CST
Poor Victoria Falls was aptly named.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 15, 2012 3:52 PM CST
Victoria Falls was very popular and even won the Dykes in 1985 despite this fault. The very worst one I ever had was Lawrence Welk....a Danielson TB iris. I think it may have had a little Aril in it's back ground and I only had it one year as did several of my friends. Then were discarded it..
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

caitlinsgarden
Jul 17, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Lights, Camera Action is one I also need to stake. I contacted Mid-American garden about Intimidator and they said they no longer sell it because it wasn't a popular color. (looks good to me!) I can't find it anywhere online except for Stout Gardens, who are sold out. Any idea where to find one?
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 17, 2012 11:13 AM CST
I always stake my taller stalks now because it seems that every year we end up getting 50 mph winds that will really take the taller ones down. I get those wonderful circle stakes from Lowe's. They're green and they allow the stalks to move around a bit.

Betty

caitlinsgarden
Jul 18, 2012 5:51 AM CST
naomimade said:Intimidator is said to be 50 inches tall, although it hasn't bloomed for me yet...just got it last year...but I only bought it because of the height it boasted! Ha ha!


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