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Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Aug 22, 2015 3:21 PM CST
In the spring, I am thinking of try to cross ( I guess the term would be hybridizating). I have seen a link or two I think k on here for videos.The question is when they do have a new one, how do they name. Is it a cross between the two contributing irises or is it something that is just made? Thanks everyone.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 22, 2015 5:55 PM CST
I think most hybridizers try to pick a name that is somewhat descriptive of the flower......for instance, you wouldn't call a bright yellow self "Midnight At The Oasis". And, I have seen some named to "honor" the parent plants....i.e. "Vanity's Child". That said, there are tons that have been named for states, cities, people, songs, movies....whatever.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 22, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Sorry Richard -- I can't help you. The last thing in the world I need to do is start creating Irises -- I don't have room for all the ones that I've already got!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Aug 22, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Muddymitts said:Sorry Richard -- I can't help you. The last thing in the world I need to do is start creating Irises -- I don't have room for all the ones that I've already got!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!


No problem Mary Ann. It's something I would like to try once. I have ideas of what I would call it though.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 22, 2015 8:35 PM CST
I'm not much help. I have done some of my own hybridizing. I did it just to try. I had a bit of luck. I keep one really good one and gave the rest away.( of like 120 seedlings) I have no intentions of introducing it. I just wanted to try. It's just special to me and my garden and it's something I created and am proud of. Other then that I respect everyone that does hybridizing for a living, it's a long road of waiting for that perfect one.
Here is a picture of mine, I call it Jen's joy. It's is in a few other friends gardens.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 22, 2015 8:43 PM CST
O.M.G.!!!!! It's a space-ager -- and it's diamond-dusted -- are you freakin' kidding me????? Besides which it's gorgeous Jen!! I think that one of your seedlings should reside in WESTERN Kentucky!!!!! (hint-hint) Whistling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 22, 2015 8:49 PM CST
Oh holy hannah, that's GORgeous!!! Lovey dubby
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Aug 22, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Jen Jax its beautiful. It would be one I would like. Sticking tongue out Thumbs up
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 22, 2015 8:57 PM CST
There is no reason for a name unless it is outstanding. Plenty of my seedlings are still under number. Why spend $15 to register unless it is outstanding compared to others of the same type. Of course if you want a 'pet' you can call it something, like the lovely photo above.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 22, 2015 9:05 PM CST
Thanks guys! Makes me feel good! :)
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Aug 22, 2015 9:13 PM CST
That iris is gorgeous Jen! Hurray!
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iciris
Aug 22, 2015 10:34 PM CST
I like it too.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 23, 2015 3:50 AM CST
It's nice, who are it's parents?
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 23, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Parents are , starship enterprise and Stars and Stripes. I believe. The deer trampled the tag that was on it originally. Sooo i am not 100% sure.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 23, 2015 8:52 AM CST
That's a beauty. Jen!
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Aug 23, 2015 9:30 AM CST
It is fab-u-lous!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
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cbelt1
Oct 5, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Muddymitts said:O.M.G.!!!!! It's a space-ager -- and it's diamond-dusted -- are you freakin' kidding me????? Besides which it's gorgeous Jen!! I think that one of your seedlings should reside in WESTERN Kentucky!!!!! (hint-hint) Whistling


Or maybe eastern Idaho. It is quite lovely. Superlative, too be exact. Lovey dubby
Cleta
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 5, 2015 6:18 PM CST
I want one too. nodding
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Oct 5, 2015 6:43 PM CST
I'll let ya'all know how it does here in PA. Sticking tongue out
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Oct 5, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Celta and Linnea I will put you ladies on the list for next year! It's going to need to be split again. I have rhizomes on top of rhizomes and I just split the thing last year! It's definitely a good grower. Lol. And thank you for all your comments. I will say I was lucky with this one. The others were not as special. And I honestly didn't have a clue what I was doing just took 2 I thought would make and interesting combo. And I lucked out. With that being said I have an udder most respect for people that do hybridizing for a living. Your patience level is much higher then mine!

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