Irises forum: Whiting Iris search, resorting to begging

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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
Jun 10, 2014 7:00 PM CST
We have lost most of our commercial sources for Whiting Irises. Pink Clover, Aurora Dawn, Pathfinder for sure are no longer available commercially. Crepe Suzette and Harvest Moon are supposed to be at Newburns but that is most likely not a viable source any longer.
If anyone has Whiting irises tucked away in their gardens I am willing to pay for them or of course trade anything I have.
Thanks tons!
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jun 10, 2014 8:58 PM CST
Aurora Dawn and Pathfinder may be at Bluebird Iris; Pink Clover may be at Superstition. Of course these places do not grow them extensively so they may not be available in each season.
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
Jun 11, 2014 6:14 AM CST
Aurora Dawn is no longer available at Bluebird, dead and gone. Pathfinder is either dead or misplaced. Superstition got rid of Pink Clover at the end of last season and doesn't grow it anymore.
I have checked all of the commercial sources...dead ends for most of them. Sad Sad
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 11, 2014 8:15 AM CST
I am not sure what these iris look like. Is there a source where I can go and check them out? Harvest Moon may be lurking in my backyard if it looks like I think it does.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jun 11, 2014 10:07 AM CST
Picture is at http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/TbFthruJ/TbHarvestMoon?id=1&...
Considered obsolete and never introduced, but....
Honey fragrance.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 11, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Sorry - mine is more yellow. I notice there is one individual listed as supplying the photos. Is there anyway to ask him if he will share, for the sake of keeping it from extinction?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jun 11, 2014 2:36 PM CST
That was Carlos at Brighton Park and he lost all of his irises. He is just now starting to collect again so he no longer has it.

Remember, irises can look different in different locations and conditions. Does yours have a fragrance? Can you post a picture of it?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 12, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Lori - the last bloom went out with a storm we had on Tuesday. It was on my neighbor's side of the fence and she appears to have already deadheaded the bloom. Sad I can get you a pic next year, and hopefully also will have some of the rhizomes in my garden. I know that isn't much of a help now, but I will keep you in mind.

Sorry to hear Carlos lost all of his iris. That must have been a huge blow.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 12, 2014 9:17 AM CST
How did he lose ALL of his Irises?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 12, 2014 9:53 AM CST
I believe he had a major rot problem, a few years ago. I think he's starting to get back into iris, now, after not having any for a few years....Arlyn http://brightonparkiris.com/
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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
May 17, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Guess what bloomed today in a better spot,color much better this year.
Windy day,looks much better then last year.
Harvest Moon



This is who I got my harvest moon from
https://www.flickr.com/photos/irislover/7241511366/
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Wildflowers/40601218...
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 17, 2015 11:57 AM CST
OMG! Wow, I am sooo excited!!!

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