Irises forum: The more I look at it the more I like it

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
May 22, 2013 6:19 PM CST
I hated this one to start with, but it sure has grown on me.
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Thornbird, slowly becoming one of my favorites.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
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Muddymitts
May 22, 2013 7:13 PM CST
Thornbird is absolutely dynamite. I lusted after it for years -- somehow it eluded me. Several years ago, I finally got a rhizome -- planted it and waited for the bloom. Year One -- no bloom. Year two -- no bloom -- moved it to a different spot. Year three -- no bloom. I was beginning to wonder if I had a sterile rhizome!!

This year! Finally!! I got to see it in person!!

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Hurray! Love it!! Hurray!
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 22, 2013 7:14 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 22, 2013 7:15 PM CST
Isn't it interesting how some of these look so ordinary initially, and become a favorite to us? ~Jan
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 22, 2013 7:24 PM CST
It is! I didn't find it ordinary, I thought it was just flat ugly!!! The more it has bloomed the more I like it. It has gotten bigger blooms with more intense color this week and I fell in love.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
May 23, 2013 7:32 AM CST
If this is your first bloom year on Thornbird -- wait til next year -- it'll likely be even better. I have found that Irises, in general, have smaller and less elaborate blooms the first year than they do in subsequent years. They like to *settle in*. Green Grin!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 23, 2013 9:49 AM CST
They do take a while to adjust & TBs take longer than the medians.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 23, 2013 11:17 AM CST
I have had it for two years but this is the first year it has bloomed. If next year is better then I can hardly wait!

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