Irises forum: Name the iris that you will always grow?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 10, 2014 12:24 AM CST
Just curious what everyone's best iris have been. Many times the pretty faces do not have robust

plant habits. I have tried to add a few rebloomers. I am not wanting to add a large number but a

few that are garden worthy.

Thanks,

Teresa
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jul 10, 2014 5:54 AM CST
In Your Dreams

for a re-bloomer

Again & Again
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 10, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Hi Teresa! Good to see you!! Smiling

You didn't mention any of your likes. Prefer newer ones, or historics? Pastels or dark?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 10, 2014 6:09 AM CST
Thornbird. It multiplies fast an has a lot of bloom stalks. It is a TB.
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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
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lovemyhouse
Jul 10, 2014 12:27 PM CST
Until this summer, I have only had six or seven Iris. Next year will be different, but for now:

Here is a 1930s yellow historic that is like a Timex--takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin' and sometimes reblooms for me.
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Pretty much everything in my yard has to be tough as nails or it doesn't survive my neglect. This NOID is one of those and is probably my favorite.
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jul 10, 2014 3:47 PM CST
I really like the second one, Debra! Thumbs up

I will always grow my noids...after all...they were here first!

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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
Jul 10, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Ken, that first one of yours is PRETTY! Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 10, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Like Ken - I will always grow the one that was here before me - Quaker Lady
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But also Owyhee Desert because it always blooms and smells great and well, I love the look of it
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And I think both Michigan Pride and Grateful Red will make the cut because I grew up in MI and Red just blew me away when it bloomed.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 10, 2014 4:04 PM CST
I love 'em too. They are the survivors. I also love the named ones..... just fickle I guess.
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jul 10, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Michigan Pride and Grateful Red are two that I need to get.

A new one that I recently added...Ink Patterns. It's a blooming machine and a good increaser here and I love the way it looks.
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I never did get a clump shot this year.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Jul 10, 2014 4:41 PM CST
Excellent, keep posting. I am looking for the flash drive with my iris pics :(
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 10, 2014 6:20 PM CST
I love lovemyhouse's yellow historic. Thumbs up
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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
Jul 10, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Have plenty of it, Linnea. Be happy to send you some for postage if you would like some pieces of it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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UndertheSun
Jul 10, 2014 7:11 PM CST
So far, my NoIDs, because of who gave them to me years ago. May she rest in peace...
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More will be added to this list as old beds are being brought back to life.

I'm only a year into "named" irises, so I'm sure that list will grow with named ones too.

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 10, 2014 7:30 PM CST
wow, are all these re-blooming already! I'll bet Arlyn knows a few of these especially No. 11.
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UndertheSun
Jul 10, 2014 7:44 PM CST
Out of those, only #16 has re-bloomed. While I've had a very late, or slow, #2 and #5 just bloom.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 10, 2014 8:02 PM CST
#3 reminds me of Chuckwagon. Love # 7 & # 9. You have some beautiful NoIDs.
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
Jul 10, 2014 8:25 PM CST
Rob -- those are just beautiful, every one of them. May she rest in peace, whoever she is. Group hug
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 10, 2014 10:40 PM CST
Ha! most of my favorites are NOIDs too.
Possibly 'Classic Look'.. goes with everything, always beautiful.
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Two blue rebloomers from a dear friend who is no longer with us.
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'Quaker Lady'
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Iris pallida 'Aurea Variegata'
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'Mulled Wine'- just a great color
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'Competitive Edge'- one of the last to bloom & looks great w/ purple foliage plants


I'm sure there are more.... There are many that are newer that look like they're going to become favorites.. I'll need a couple more years to evaluate, but if these continue as they have , I might add: 'That's All Folks', 'Conjuration', 'Spring Bliss', 'Alcazar', 'Spooned Blaze', 'Confetti', 'Fall Fiesta', 'Dynamite', 'Whole Cloth', 'Easter Bonnet', 'Paul Black', 'Absolute Treasure', 'Splashacata'....

If I ever move to a small yard, I'm toast...





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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
Jul 11, 2014 4:45 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Sherry

That blue in the third photograph is beautiful. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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