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Iris Flower Patterns: Amoenas and Neglectas

By KentPfeiffer
April 19, 2013

Irises are named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. It's a fitting name because iris flowers can be found in almost any color of the spectrum. If that didn't provide enough variety, they also come in an amazing array of patterns. Amoenas and neglectas have been my favorite flower patterns since my childhood.

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Name: Mona
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Apr 18, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Wonderful and so much info. THe pictures are all stunning. I sure enjoyed this. THanks so much for sharing! Mona
Name: Paul
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Apr 19, 2013 1:35 AM CST
Great article and gorgeous pictures Kent.
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Apr 19, 2013 7:37 AM CST

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Ditto what Paul and Mona said! I will have to refer to it often until I get the descriptions memorized Green Grin! as well as for gazing at the beautiful blooms! So far, I have noted that I am drawn to a lot of Blyth and Ghio blooms, your photos just confirmed it! And how is it possible to actually have an all time favorite?! Hilarious!
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Name: Anna
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Apr 19, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Drooling gorgeous!
Name: Bonnie Harris
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho (Zone 5a)
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Apr 20, 2013 8:00 AM CST
I love the photos-but it breaks my heart every time I find new varieties that grab me because I don't have space for them all! And it seems that some come and go so quickly that they become very hard to find after a few years. But, thanks for the eye candy. There are a few more in there that I HAVE to add to my list...
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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Apr 20, 2013 9:31 AM CST
Lovely, Kent
Name: Paul
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Apr 20, 2013 9:43 AM CST
No pictures of your 'Caribbean Blue'? Nice pics and info even if it wasn't included!
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Name: Betty
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Apr 20, 2013 9:54 AM CST
Wonderful article, Kent! Love seeing all those beauties! Hurray!


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