Irises forum: Ghio Iris

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Lilylu
Jul 19, 2012 9:01 AM CST
What are your favorite Ghio iris?
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
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irisawe
Jul 19, 2012 11:23 AM CST
A few Ghio that I love are Heaven, Bowled Over, Photogenic, Round of Applause and Treasured. I am reminded of Expose and Expect Wonders.

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 19, 2012 12:46 PM CST
I have several of his that I like alot.
Expect Wonders - Ghio 2009 and Liaison - Ghio 1986
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Role Reversal - Ghio 2010 and Spluge - Ghio 2010
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Expose - Ghio 2004
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 1:34 PM CST
I love Ghio iris.......
Smart Money
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Hollywood Star
Hollywood Star
Role Reversal
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Expect Wonders
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Hopeless Romantic
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Ghio Iris
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 19, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Great thread, since I am currently getting my order together for Mr Ghio and Mr Keppel. Snowpeak and Mid America is done. Superstition upcoming.

And hi, Lilylu, and welcome to ATP!!!!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 4:12 PM CST
I ordered some Ghio iris from Superstition. They came last week and I have planted them. They include Bowled Over, Picture Book, Bubbling Waves, Center Ice, Romantic Lyric, and Through the Clouds. Anxious to see them next year. I also have an order coming directly from Ghio and I will list what I receive when they come.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 19, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Paul, that star appeal sure is a nice pink. Is it thrifty? So many of the Ghio iris don't do well for me unless I put them in my micro climate. Although last winter was mild, and they did really well. I forgot to list Staring, another one of his that I like alot.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Tom....Nice picture of Starring. I've wanted it and several people grow it here. We are having our UIS sale/auction next week and I hope there is a start there. My Ghio iris have been doing fine but we have had mild winters recently. I think we are 5b-6a depending on who you ask. Star Appeal grew well but just gave me two large increase to bloom next year. I hope it increases well this year because I would like to have some to take to our UIS sale/auction next year. We can never get enough pinks there to please public demand,
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Jul 19, 2012 6:30 PM CST
There are so many good ones that he has created over the years its hard to pick a favorite the list would go on and on and I think the best is yet to come from him here are some favorites that I saw this spring that were really nice

Bravery


Pop Idol


Plot LIne
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Winning Hand


Engagement Ring


Uninhibited


Iconic


Through The Clouds


Regimen


Brouhaha


This last one was a seedling that I hope makes it one day

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Great pictures Tom and Brad....a person could have a large bed of Ghio intros with endless variety. The same could be said for Keppel, Black, Johnson, and others.
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ARUBA1334
Jul 19, 2012 6:58 PM CST
I agree and they all keep getting better every year thats what makes it hard to pick favorites it seems to change every year about the time the new catalogs start coming Smiling
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 19, 2012 7:32 PM CST
I think Pop Idol is really nice, I had it, made it through the winter, had one bloom, and then died. I had Super Hero on my list to buy this year, but I just couldn't justify $50 with the luck I've been having with his iris, so I'll wait until it goes down some and then give it a try. Plot Line is an interesting one too.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 7:36 PM CST
I hope the seedling makes the cut.....
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jul 19, 2012 8:31 PM CST
I have several Ghio Irises that I like. They're older ones, but that's OK with me.

*Epicenter*


*Comfortable*


*Magical*


*Inside Job*


*Society Page*


I also have *Impressionist* -- an Iris that I love, but which is very tempermental. Stingy with blooms and increases. Beautiful, though.........


I agree with Paul -- I love Ghio Irises!!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 8:54 PM CST
Very pretty Mary Ann....I really like the picture of Magical.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 19, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Thanks Paul. Coming from you, that's a real compliment!! Smiling
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 19, 2012 9:40 PM CST
I started this thread on Ghio irises back in March over in the Irises cubit:

http://cubits.org/irisforum/thread/view/67499/

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 9:46 PM CST
When I enlarge the picture of Magical the blossom just visually jumps at me from the back ground....almost magical. I'd have been pleased to have taken that picture.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2012 9:52 PM CST
Betty...thanks for reminding me of your Ghio thread on cubits.....boy there are a lot of nice ones in all these pictures..
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 19, 2012 10:07 PM CST
;Hopeless romantic' did well in the Madison WI iris convention a couple years ago.

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