Irises forum: Pacific Coast Native Irises

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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 3:40 AM CST
I thought it might be helpful to open a separate thread for Pacific Coast Natives.

I was researching Ghio PCNs tonight. He has so many gorgeous introductions! Drooling I will post a list with links to photos (ATP has very few photos) of some of my favorites in the next few days. In the meantime I found a relatively new website for some people who specialize in PCN, although they have a ton or photos of many of the other types of irises (note they post photos for reference even though they don't carry all of them). They also have pages with growing tips on tech of these types of irises:

Beardless Iris
Japanese Iris Culture
Siberian Iris Culture
Spuria Culture
Louisiana Iris Culture

Species Iris
Bulbous Culture
Species Culture

A person could spend days reading the information and wandering through the pages of photos on their site!

Their business is called Leonine Iris , they are located in Washington. Spend some time exploring their site when you have a chunk of time to spare. I guarantee you, you will not want to just spend a few minutes!

I'll post links to some gorgeous Pacific Coast Natives when I can, hopefully in the next few days.
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
Dec 13, 2014 7:21 AM CST
Saw that site awhile back. I have to try a couple of these, for sure. Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 13, 2014 8:51 AM CST
I've been having trouble finding how much cold they can tolerate, although the site above did mention 10F, so I'm thinking colder than that would do them in. Can any of you confirm that?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Sorry Neal, PCNs are totally new to me, but I'll keep my eye out for information as I continue learning about them! Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 6:12 PM CST
In case anyone had trouble viewing the Leonine Iris website here is a link to a copy of their 2014 Pacific Coast Native Iris sales list including photos and prices...http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_downloads/2014_Leonine_Iris_Price_List_with_Photos.pdf.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Dec 13, 2014 6:18 PM CST
I don't want to look... Whistling

...at least not yet. Hilarious!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Dec 13, 2014 6:21 PM CST
We usually hit the high 20's, and many years ago, at my last house, we hit 15 one very cold year w/ no damage.

Joe Ghio had some nice ones in 2012:
http://www.montereybayiris.org/ghiopci12.php
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Dec 13, 2014 6:31 PM CST
Oh, I was just looking for that site in my bookmarks, Marilyn.. Definitely drool-worthy pictures of PCI's... And there are great pictures of Bearded Iris too.

Most of mine are older, but sweet. No names on these anymore (if I ever had them).
Thumb of 2014-12-14/Henhouse/62166a
Thumb of 2014-12-14/Henhouse/68719e

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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
Dec 13, 2014 6:38 PM CST
The Pacific natives would probably do well at our place. We have the native wild iris growing among our redwoods.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Here is some serious PCN eye candy...for the brave...are you feeling brave yet Rob? Hilarious!

This is just to give you a taste of some of the gorgeous PCN introductions of Joe Ghio. There are many more, and you might have picked different ones...but let this whet you appetite...if you will!! Then if you are enjoying them I'll do another batch later.

Around The Bay
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Battle Line
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Blue Plate Special
(Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Bubble Wrap
* http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Carmel Mission
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Coin Of The Realm
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Cross Purpose
* (Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Curlique
(Same page as two above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Earthquake
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Eye Patch
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Eyes Have It
(Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Fault Zone
* http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Finger Pointing
(Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Gravitas
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Heaven Knows
* (Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

Idylwild
http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_photogallery/l9i_photogallery...

Ignacio
(Same page as above for Leonine Iris Photo, also one photo on page below)

* Designates that for this iris the AIS photo does not do it justice…highly recommend clicking Leonine Iris Link.

I hope you enjoyed them!! Big Grin




Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Dec 13, 2014 7:34 PM CST
Oh Sherry -- I'm in love with both of your unidentified beauties!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Yes Sherry I forgot to say, those are both beautiful. I'm partial to the warm colors of the first one, but I'm sure they both are beautiful in clumps in your garden!!
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
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HoosierHarvester
Dec 13, 2014 8:25 PM CST
I couldn't find that Monterey Bay has a phone number or email ? I know that I got his address somehow a few years back, and I mailed a check for a few TBs and a couple PCIs, and my check was returned that the PCIs wouldn't grow here. Sad Had I had an easy contact, I would have said, let me try anyway, like I did with Superstition Iris Gardens and Arilbreds. I'm a zone pusher anyway.
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
Dec 13, 2014 8:31 PM CST
Kayleigh, if you are looking for Joe Ghio's contact, try this:
Bay View Gardens (Joe Ghio)
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Dec 13, 2014 8:41 PM CST
In case you have not seen it here is the link to Joe's 2014 Pacific Coast Iris introductions:
http://montereybayiris.org/ghiopci14.php
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Dec 14, 2014 2:23 AM CST
Kayleigh, it's called zonal denial nodding I too, might have practiced that in the past. Whistling
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Dec 14, 2014 4:45 AM CST
Would they grow in pots? If so and you have a green house, you might get buy with them.
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
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Dec 14, 2014 2:53 PM CST
I like that ... "zonal denial". Hilarious!

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Dec 14, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Hilarious!

I'll have to remember that one. Big Grin

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Dec 14, 2014 3:00 PM CST
No Marilyn, I'm still not feeling brave enough to click on any of those. Green Grin!

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