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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Jul 19, 2011 10:08 AM CST

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As anyone post they have received or dug PBF I am updating the list. I had several of mine in the dig yesterday that showed PBF and included those as well.

D

Keep posting any PBF iris and I will check it out and post
Denise Stewart
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 19, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Commented on cubits and also on "what did you order?"
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jul 19, 2011 10:33 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

I'll be linking to our 'page' of PBF as soon as we're sure what we're doing here. Soon.
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Jul 19, 2011 12:23 PM CST

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Thank you Polly as I need it all the time now with digging.

D
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Name: Lori Morrow
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enidcandles
Aug 7, 2011 3:50 PM CST
I just got a new intro from Indashade at DG. "Liquid Crystal Compass" an IB with a purple base.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 7, 2011 4:02 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Thanks Lori, I added it.
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Aug 9, 2011 2:21 PM CST

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If you receive any with PBF or dig one with PBF just list and I will go check out and make sure it gets on the list....

D
Denise Stewart
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 10, 2011 11:19 AM CST
I noticed I have a few in my newly potted iris on the table, so I'll go check them out and get back.
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MitchF
Aug 10, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Neon Rainbow just got it in the mail - it has purple based leaves.
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 11, 2011 1:21 AM CST
Here are my recently purchased irises that have purple based foliage:

LEST WE FORGET
SANTORINI
BLUEBERRY PARFAIT
DRAGON KING
SMOKY SHADOWS
INDIGO SEAS
HOLLYWOOD LIGHTS (this was faint, so I'm not positive)
ITALIAN MASTER
And Dee's CAFE MOCHA!
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 11, 2013 8:19 AM CST
Just wanted to say thanks for the PBF list, and posting a link. I thought Romantic Evening surely had PBF, and couldn't believe Happenstance did after viewing the list. Thought I had these two Iris turned around in the planting bed.

http://cubits.org/irisforum/pages/408/
Name: Dennis
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dd95172
Sep 11, 2013 5:05 PM CST
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Sep 12, 2013 5:53 AM CST
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Sep 16, 2013 7:05 PM CST

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Updated on the Cubits as of tonight
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 12, 2013 2:12 PM CST

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You can also go to the Iris Database here:

The Irises Database

and click on "search by characteristics" which gets you to this page:

http://garden.org/plants/group/irises/search/

Then check the box next to "Purple Based" in the Foliage Field, and you'll see a list of about 700 irises that are known to have purple based foliage.
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Oct 17, 2013 12:15 PM CST
??? Is Purple Based Foliage something you specifically hybridize for because it appeals to you or is it linked to other traits? Why the emphasis on the purple foliage? Curious, but no clue! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 17, 2013 12:35 PM CST
only some cultivars have it, and the in varying degrees, so it's a helpful tool in identification. There are so many very similar color patterns, that anything that's "different" about them, becomes important....Arlyn
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 17, 2013 1:53 PM CST

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I don't know if anyone specifically hybridizes for purple based foliage, but it can be quite attractive. Many irises with purple based foliage also show some purple on the flowering stalk. Often, the spathe that covers the flower buds will at least be edged in purple:



Sometimes, the stem itself is purple. It's difficult to capture the color in a picture, but it's usually very striking in person:



Some hybridizers HAVE specifically tried to create irises that are both variegated and purple based. It appears to be a difficult achievement, because only a handful have been introduced.





As Arlyn said, it's useful for figuring out the identity of some varieties. It's also handy when separating clumps in the garden after the flowers are gone.
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Oct 17, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Thumbs up

Thanks for the input. I've seen this thread before, but was always at a loss to know why such effort was going into the list.

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 17, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Definitely helpful for ID. I have a couple MTB seedlings, but as such not going on the list as yet.

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