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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Mar 18, 2015 2:28 PM CST
I just came in from a CLOSE inspection of my beds, and thought I would start a thread concerning the ones we have "lost" ! Thought being, maybe some ATP member knows of a good source (or IS a good source Sticking tongue out !) for them.....some are "common as dirt", and some...not so much !
Sapphire Jewel (I actually "lost" this one last season...but I was ever hopeful it might surprise me !)
Crimson King (this one has been 'iffy" ever since I got it...it's not "iffy" anymore Thumbs down )
Black Magic (had it 3 years, 1st bloom was last year, and now I guess I have to say that it was the LAST bloom ,as well!
Gajus (newly planted last year....VERY late...not surprised it didn't "Take")
Cedar Waxwing(another newly planted, late in the season...so, no big surprise here, either)
Treasure Island (new last year, there *might* be a little hope yet for this one Group hug )
Campfire Glow (new last year, but a surprise...nice size, and planted" at the right time")
Star Shine (new last year to replace one that died LAST year, which replaced one that died the year before....I'm just a slow learner, I guess! *Blush* )
Gold Ruffles 3 year old plant, but never bloomed, and always seemed "Sickly")
Tabasco ( can't figure this one out ..nice size plant, but developed a "rot" issue last year after bloom time........thought it might make it, but thought wrong, I guess Confused )
Cheyenne Sunset (another that had rot issues last year)
Little Blackfoot (new last year)
Shadow warrior (new last year)
Shinning Waters ( 3 year old plant, but, again, rot issues last season)
kharput (new last year, and it was HUGE rhizome, that seemed to really "take off" Confused )
Camelaird (2 year old plant, but had rot issues last season)

I shouldn't cry to loud , as these only amount to a little over 2% of my iris , so, I guess that's not TOO bad!

So, what have YOU lost over the winter ?
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 18, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I may have lost Tobacco Chew. Crying The rhizome is semi-soft and has one little increase on it. Decided to just let it sit there and make up its mind whether it wants to live or not. I hate to lose it -- I waited a long time for that one..............
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Mar 18, 2015 3:58 PM CST
Arlyn, I may have some Shadow Warrior.

I have a couple that are struggling and some just hanging on but the goners are....
Brevity - new last year
Dot Com - new last year
Odd Bod - new last year
Posing - new last year
Man's Best Friend - did well for two years and then declined. I will replace this one.
Tom Cat - was hanging on last year and has put no growth up this year ???
Baboon Bottom - just did not take hold here, struggled and did not come back. I may not replace it.
Cajun Rhythm - second time with this one I am going to let it go.
Vigilante - never got to see it bloom

I lost a few in a severe storm last spring.... when I lost trees and the roof on the boat house. I have not replaced them but I may as they were doing fairly well.

I don't think anyone has these to share as they are mostly medians and some are older ones. But it helps to commiserate.

That is nine so not too bad but I really did not like losing them.





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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Mar 18, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Arlyn, I will probably have some Crimson King to share with you.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Mar 18, 2015 5:11 PM CST
Thanks, Jan and Bonnie ! I *had* Odd Bod and Baboon Bottom, both planted in '13, and both failed to live trough the winter. I replanted "BB", and it seems to look OK this year....I received OddBod last year from an iris buddy, and it looks like it's going to be alright, as well. It's kind of hard to really tell, this early, as some may LOOK like they are OK, and still fail to grow. Thanks again for the *offers*, and we'll talk later !!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 18, 2015 5:26 PM CST
The only one that already is a total loss so far is Strawberry Shake. I lost it last year, and this is my second try. The other one that I will most likely lose is Patchwork Puzzle. The main rhizome is soft and dead, but there's one tiny pea sized increase, we'll see if it lives. It will take two more years for that to get large enough to bloom. Think I'll probably replace it. A few of the seedlings from last year don't look too hot, but it's too early to tell yet. The beds near the house in the micro climate are starting to show some growth. No signs of rot there at all yet, but we haven't started our wet season yet. Those farther out have not put on any growth yet. The two that I planted really late last year look to be alive, but I don't expect them to bloom this year. That being said, I have only gone through 3 1/2 beds, I still have 9 1/2 to got through yet. Things may change.
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Mar 18, 2015 6:59 PM CST
My only loss so far this year is Sweetly Sung. It has no leaves left and just a microscopic increase that does not look like it will come to fruition. It was new last year and I so wanted it to fill a spot among some burgundies, plus it is a gorgeous flower. I guess vendors don't replace ones that don't make it through a winter.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Mar 18, 2015 7:43 PM CST
I lost Chinese New Year (it bloomed once and died) and it looks like I'm going to lose Lovely Senorita which had rot and I thought I had saved a piece but it has not grown roots and looks like it's a goner. I can't complain. I had a group that got rot but I was able to catch them in time to save the babies so although I probably won't see blooms this year I think I have saved Aura Light, Total Recall, April Jewel, Shadows Of Night, Cranberry Sauce, Crete, Desert Sonata and Big Apple.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 18, 2015 7:49 PM CST
3-1/2 and 9-1/2 equals 13. 13? Tom -- 13 beds? You have THIRTEEN beds????? Blinking

Yowza!!!!
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iciris
Mar 18, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Bonnie, I have Baboon Bottom if you want to replace it. It was slow to establish here so maybe it just doesn't like to be moved. Shrug!
Jane, I have Sweetly Sung on order this year so maybe in ?
Tom, I have Strawberry Shake on order this year also. Your welcome to the first increase (unless it dies too). Glare
Barbara
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Mar 18, 2015 9:10 PM CST
I bought Strawberry Shake last year at the PNW sale...so I'll put you down for an increase...then whoever has one first can share. (I also have Leslie and Mary Ann down for Strawberry Shake...so it better start growing!! Big Grin )

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 19, 2015 2:33 AM CST
Yes, 13 beds and more then likely heading to 14, if my energy holds out.
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: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 19, 2015 6:10 AM CST
Impressive number of beds, but then you have a very very impressive number of iris Tom!
I lost Redrock Princess soon after planting. The leaves all fell off while I was on vacation. Think it was over watered. I have ordered this one again.
Lost Venitah Faye. Cut out rot, dipped, sprinkled comet, finally potted, just kept dwindling.
And appear to be losing all my little starts of Pep Rally. Down to one. Like this one so I will replace.
Jury out on Secret Rites. Saved increases from rot last year. The increases have grown but not produced any new increases.
Have quite a few new ones that are on the small side. We had so much rain last fall that the large fan leaves died but left small fans. Looks like it will be another year before bloom on some.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Mar 19, 2015 6:42 AM CST
I thought, also, that I had "saved" several from the rot, last year....but I was wrong! They just didn't seem to take off again Shrug!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Mar 19, 2015 7:16 AM CST
I was able to do some more work in my gardens yesterday. I lost two "Edge of the World" rhizomes, but both had a good amount of increases on them and some of these may bloom this year.

My large amount of "Zee" looks bad. Most bloomed late last Fall and I have the rotted mess to clean up. Each seems to be putting out one or two small increases (which if it stays true to form, will not bloom in the Spring but do so in the Fall).
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 19, 2015 7:53 AM CST
If it does not dry out a bit around here I fear my number of losses will increase. sigh
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 19, 2015 8:35 AM CST
Bonnie - you just voiced my biggest concern too! Sad

Greg - Sorry to hear about Edge of The World. It is sooo pretty. Hope the increases do well! And I know you must be bummed about Zee because you like it so much as a rebloomer. On the light side: Your Again and Again that bloomed for me in early December looks like it may bloom again this spring. Everything in that garden looks to be thriving so far.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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UndertheSun
Mar 19, 2015 11:37 AM CST
13 beds Tom, wow that's a lot? Blinking How big are these beds?

I'm so sorry that some of you are suffering so many losses this year. Sad

This year I have lost
Owyhee Desert (I have a couple small extras in pots)
Ocean Pop (A saved small increase from last year didn't make it)
Sharp Dressed Man

Only 3, so that's nothing when I compare it to the 26 I lost (and disappeared) last year.


Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 19, 2015 9:34 PM CST
Don't know as yet. I usually don't worry about bulbs such as daffodils, but am doing so this year.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Mar 19, 2015 10:36 PM CST
There are several that I got last year that are struggling, but Dark matter is the only confirmed loss so far.. There are a few I got from one vendor that are pretty iffy.. They came w/ no roots, and have been slow to recover.
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