Irises forum: Pacific Coast iris photos

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 8, 2014 5:07 PM CST
I paid a visit to Kevin Vaughn's this past weekend. Here are a few photos of PCIs; some named and some seedlings. I didn't really keep track which was which. They were all beautiful!

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 8, 2014 5:11 PM CST
How gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 8, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Too bad they won't survive our winters here. *Blush*
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2014 7:26 PM CST
Wow, I love each and every one of those!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 8, 2014 8:01 PM CST
Yes, it's just not fair, is it Tom ! They sure do look nice, though !...Arlyn
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Muddymitts
May 8, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Wonderful photos Connie -- thanks for sharing!!
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
May 8, 2014 8:54 PM CST
Beautiful pics Connie. Now you're making me wish I was back living in Eugene.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 8, 2014 9:06 PM CST
I have to admit I have killed many of these irises. By the time I figured it out (I think) I had quit growing them. Maybe I will try a few again some day. They seemed easy to hybridize as I had done pollinations and grown them from seeds. But then I killed those too!
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
May 8, 2014 10:33 PM CST

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Connie really love the upper right what is name? want to try and later in season?

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 8, 2014 11:15 PM CST
Hi Dee; sorry I didn't get names but many are seedlings. I checked my unedited photos and there weren't any labels I could read. You do need to acquire them later in the season. Aitken's ships in October and that is where I purchased all that I grew in the past.

Thing going OK here, mostly enjoying my two little grandchildren nowdays. Lovey dubby

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UndertheSun
May 9, 2014 12:07 AM CST
Don't get me hooked on these too... Drooling

Love them all! Thumbs up
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 9, 2014 12:30 AM CST
I would recommend anyone trying these for the first to not go out and buy a whole bunch of them. Get one or two then make sure you get the knack to keep them alive.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 9, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Yeah, that's what I am thinking, but they are so beautiful, it might be worth the trial. Smiling
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 9, 2014 8:19 AM CST
That blue and white in the top 3 photos is stunning! And so beautiful with the yellow. Thumbs up
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2014 7:29 AM CST
I've got one I've 'managed' to keep alive here. It's a beauty. PCIs are some of the prettiest irises. Along with Louisianas, which are also not really hardy here.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 12, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Polly, I am about set on trying one or two here. Might be an exercise in futility, but if I succeed... Smiling
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 15, 2014 7:41 AM CST
I would think they would be hardy for you.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 15, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Thank you, Polly. Smiling
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 17, 2014 6:59 AM CST
You're welcome, Deb. I'm not an expert on them, and hopefully someone else will chime in. I know Pard grows them, so her advice is invaluable.

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