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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 22, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Tom -- I just wanted to comment on your photo of Demonic. It's gorgeous -- it just glows!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 22, 2015 9:29 AM CST
To tell you the truth, I wasn't all that impressed with it. I got it as a bonus. It could be that there were so many more interesting things gong on at the time that I didn't appreciate it in comparison to them. If I decide next year to give it the "boot" I'll keep you in mind. I have some others in that dark purple color range that I liked better like Hollywood Nights.
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Or my favorite Noble Gesture
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 22, 2015 9:38 AM CST
Those are beautiful too!! Smiling
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 22, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Then I forgot about All Night Long.


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UndertheSun
Aug 22, 2015 9:49 AM CST
All of them are nice!

Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 22, 2015 10:19 AM CST
I don't like it when iris have creepy names. I have passed over some pretty iris because of it. I certainly don't want demonic name tags in my garden. Sighing!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 22, 2015 10:31 AM CST
I agree I planted, but don't like the name of "Sordid Lives". Anyone else have some names that bother you?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 22, 2015 10:41 AM CST
yes. I don't want Demonic in my garden. I have Devil's Night but don't like the name and I may not keep it. I don't mind elves, trolls and witches because those are things of fairy tales but Demonic? ...... no thanks. I think we have talked about iris names that were disturbing before and most growers do not mind them but I do.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 22, 2015 12:24 PM CST
I've never been one to be superstitious. The poor flower can't help it if it's originator gave it a cultish name. It's just a flower. It doesn't have any supernatural power on either end of the spectrum. Shrug!
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: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 22, 2015 12:58 PM CST
You're right, Tom.Maybe one could put Delightful in parentheses!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 23, 2015 6:44 AM CST
I like this thread with the dark ones on it. I only have Fade to Black that is really dark. I don't care for the demonic names either, on any of my plants. Just gives me the creepies. That is probably not a word but you know what I mean.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 23, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Teressa, creepies is a word. I use it all the time. Hilarious!

I have Devil May Care. I kind of like the name.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 23, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Yes, I agree, Devil May Care is ok. That phrase has been used enough to make it ok. The topic this thread has evolved into really does make me laugh out loud. I suppose my predilection, or the lack thereof, for names and phrases has to do with my age, beliefs, superstitions, etc. Pay me no mind. LOL
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 23, 2015 10:50 AM CST
I think of devil may care grin. Big Grin
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 23, 2015 2:39 PM CST
I'm glad I'm not bothered by plants with "devil" in the name.. I'd never be able to have many of the plants that give me joy.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 23, 2015 3:00 PM CST
The only names which give me difficulty are the ones which I can't spell.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 23, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Lucy!
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 24, 2015 4:28 AM CST
Jan, are you familiar with the comedy movie and series Sordid Lives? I'm pretty sure that's where the name comes from.

The names mentioned above don't bother me, but there have been some plants named for celebrities or politicians I don't like that I just couldn't bear to purchase (more roses than irises there though...).
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 24, 2015 5:37 AM CST
Mines not spelling. Mine is how the heck do you pronounce that? Lol.

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UndertheSun
Aug 24, 2015 10:14 AM CST
As a SF Giants fan, I would never plant "Dodger Blue".

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