Irises forum: iris

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Name: EP
Lebanon mo (Zone 5a)
Jun 19, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Looking for a true orange iris that blooms well and does not need staked.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Jun 19, 2014 10:36 PM CST
My favorite is Orange Harvest. There are lots of pics of it on the Database. Sorry I can't post a link for you from this tablet.

It stands up well and is readily available too.

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Jun 19, 2014 10:42 PM CST
The only true orange I have is 'Edgefield Glow'. I haven't had to stake it, but really have very few in the garden that do... but we probably have drier springs than most of the country.
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Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
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Jun 19, 2014 10:43 PM CST
Very Pretty Sherry!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Jun 20, 2014 3:31 AM CST
Brillilance is one of the nicest oranges around, very ruffly and nice color. Holds up well, bloom lasts a long time. These aren't the best pictures, many better ones in the data base. My camera tends to make it look more yellow for some reason. Orange harvest is a nice one too, but an older model, and is very tall, tends to fall down here. Good luck.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Jun 20, 2014 5:16 AM CST
I like Oasis Gretchen. It is about 35 inches tall and seems to take the spring storms ok. It is a ruffled orange that is mellow and lovely.... slightly fragrant too if that makes a difference. Reliable bloomer in zone 7a..... even in a little shade.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Jun 20, 2014 7:38 AM CST
My vote would go for Savannah Sunset. It's a gorgeous shade of orange with an awesome beard. Vigorous, and loves to bloom. I've never had to stake it.

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Name: EP
Lebanon mo (Zone 5a)
Jun 20, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Thanks for the imput . Will check them out.

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