Irises forum: Most Wanted - photos of your Very Favorite One

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 1:52 PM CST
We all have lists of irises we want to have. I have lists of my lists. But when I think about the iris I'd like to have the very most, it is a Blyth Seedling - (I think the # is V1591). I saw it on Facebook. What's your #1?


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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 30, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Jan, if I HAD to decide on ONLY ONE..... I would have to breath into a paper bag! I have a top twenty and when I look at them I love them best for different reasons..... yes, best. I will enjoy watching what others choose.
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Oh Jan that seedling is gorgeous!!! But how does one choose a single iris they want most? I'll have to think on that for a bit!

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Nov 30, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Oh Jan, that is a beauty!

It's impossible for me to narrow it down to one.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 30, 2014 2:08 PM CST
My most wanted is one of Kent's seedlings.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 30, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Beautiful choice, Debra!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 30, 2014 2:23 PM CST
My most wanted would be:

Patchwork Puzzle
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Nov 30, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Not possible! Hilarious! Way too many to choose just one!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Yes, Patchwork Puzzle is my #2, Greg - and probably should be my #1 because it is accessible, since it's been introduced! (Maybe seedlings shouldn't count? Will we ever have a chance to buy it?)

Please post a picture of your favorite.
That seedling of Kent's is gorgeous!

Let's not get tooooo serious about this. It's a game. Which one makes you catch your breath? The most? Today. Post a picture of it.

Patchwork Puzzle:
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Imagine that Santa said you could pick just one new iris for your Christmas present. Out of all the ones you're
salivating over.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Ok, I'll bite, if it's just for today I can deal with that... Hilarious!

My most wanted (at least for today) is Duplication



It is a luminata, with a pronounced sweet fragrance and is a re-bloomer!!!


Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 30, 2014 3:45 PM CST
I would want to pick one from the 2015 intros of Keppel, Ghio, Blyth, Black or T. Johnson. I haven't seen them yet. Years ago my sweet Wife ordered Beverly Sills for me for Christmas one year.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 30, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Well, the first dozen, or so on my list are impossible to add pictures of, as, as far as I know...there aren't any! That brings me to this one:

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Zuni (Ayers 1931)
very, very similar to "Indian Chief", another Ayers introduction.
But, I really suppose you're thinking of more "modern" irises, so, Zuni Echo (Blyth 1986), a BB, is up pretty far on my list. it "sounds" very nice (haven't seen a picture of that one ,either !).
But that one's getting a little "long in the tooth", also, I guess! So , sticking with the "Zuni" theme, there's an SDB from 2012, Zuni Thundercloud, that's up towards the top of the list, as well.
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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
Nov 30, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Just for today and one that is commercially available?

Lemon Lunar Lander
http://mariposairis.com/mariposairis/offerings.aspx
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Nov 30, 2014 4:18 PM CST
One? One Iris? Only ONE Iris? Awh -- not possible -- just not...... (walking away shaking head and mumbling)..................
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 4:29 PM CST
I have Duplication on one of my lists,too, Marilyn. Such great form. But I didn't know that it's a re-bloomer. Moving up my list for sure!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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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
Nov 30, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Just one for today, Mary Ann. Or even for this hour. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 5:34 PM CST
Oh yes! Lemon Lunar Lander is a great one! ...can't wait for tomorrow, I already have an idea for one! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 30, 2014 5:47 PM CST
So we get to have a favorite each day and it can change???? Cool
Today's fav. is:

Super Hero


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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 30, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Woops, I miss understood, we're supposed to choose one that we don't have, but I have Super Hero, so I guess that doesn't count, now I have to go look at my wish list.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

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