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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 12, 2013 7:56 AM CST
I only have 3 Noids that need to be ID. They were a gift along with my Daylily trade. I would like to see which ones you grow. Anyone growing Payne winners?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2013 5:35 PM CST

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In order of appearance; Silverband
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(labeled) Moonlight Waves - 1st year bloom
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Lion King
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Oriental Eyes - 1st year
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Blue Twilight Moon - 1st year. Very rigid leaves, and Dirigo Red Rocket - 1st year.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 13, 2013 6:18 PM CST
Thanks, Evan those are beautiful! I need to add a white and blue one. I may try posting a pic of mine when they bloom. I bet they are older ones and someone could ID them.

Does Silverband have a lighter leaf? Or is it just the camera? Have you ordered from Ensata before?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 13, 2013 7:03 PM CST
My iris friends all told me that they have never been successful growing Japanese Iris here but I saw a gorgeous plant at a nursery last summer and decided to give it a try. It was covered with leaves this winter which I removed today and I can see green. Lion King

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2013 8:24 PM CST

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Teresa, Silverband (Variegata) has variegated leaves. I have purchased from Ensata Gardens, last year and this. They're real pros by all accounts and that's been my experience as well. Polly has a Vendor List of top notch Iris growers as a sticky at the top of the forum.

Anyone who can grow Hosta like you do Paul is the one I'll put my money on. Just remember what Polly said about Miracide.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 13, 2013 8:41 PM CST
We don't grow JI, but Ensata is a reliable vendor.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Mar 13, 2013 10:17 PM CST
Thanks Evan.......should I start Mir-acid this early?
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2013 10:21 PM CST

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I don't know Paul. Seems too early here. Hopefully one of the pro's will chime in. PK, Dee, Connie???
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chelle
Mar 14, 2013 5:36 AM CST
If Miracid isn't used, would an enriched oak leaf and pine needle compost get the job done?
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 14, 2013 7:28 AM CST
I used pine needles around my clumps last yr and they put on a show! I am glad to know about their need for it I just lucked out I guess.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 14, 2013 9:08 AM CST
In my fertilizer stash I found some Osmocote Azalea-Camellia- Rhododendron Soil Acidifier 9-6-6 with sulfur. I scratched a little around the plant hoping that when the plants needs it it will be available.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Mar 14, 2013 10:06 AM CST
I usually put Miracid on first when the shoots are up a couple of inches. Water in well Also again late summer.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 14, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Thanks Polly...our soil and water are alkaline here so I think I might try some very dilute Miracid several times during the summer......
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 14, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Believe me, you won't be able to get it too acidic.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 14, 2013 5:55 PM CST

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Are yours still buried under snow Polly? I've never used an acid fertilizer for anything since the few times I've tested it was about 6.5. Maybe a once a year application would help?
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Mar 15, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Sure, it would help. But if your irises look as good as those pics, I don't think I would bother. Probably all it would do would be to increase faster. Yes, we're still under snow. Probably until around the first couple of weeks of April.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 15, 2013 12:14 PM CST
I was afraid of trying them also. I don't have a pond or damp place to plant them so I had never tried them, but after getting my noids I planted them near my well. I give them a drink often thru the Spring and summer because of their location. Now I want more because they are so pretty.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 15, 2013 1:49 PM CST
JI do quite well in ordinary garden soil. Just keep an eye that they don't dry out.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 15, 2013 3:36 PM CST

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PollyK said:Probably all it would do would be to increase faster.

Faster increase is a darn good incentive. Thanks.

When shopping for a JI I haven't seen in person I now make sure to look at as many photos as possible. Are they affected by climate like sibs?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Mar 16, 2013 3:22 AM CST
Teresa: Dont hold back treating yourself to more JI's and Siberians.I have JI's in a partl sun garden.
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a Double Siberian


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Chio no haru is more shade
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Gay Gallant Sib. in part shade alos.

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