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Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Aug 24, 2015 5:54 AM CST
I'm looking all over for these 2 blyth iris. They were a 2014 inductions so I would imagine someone in the states has them. If anyone knows where they are or had some I site that would be great.
Thanks in advance

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 24, 2015 6:40 AM CST
Keith Keppel would be the most likely person to have them, but I didn't see them listed in his catalog. It might be that he has them, but hasn't propagated enough to put them on sale yet. Shrug!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 24, 2015 6:46 AM CST

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They were both registered in 2014, but neither one has been introduced yet.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 24, 2015 6:58 AM CST

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I didn't see either one of them at Keith Keppel's garden last spring. That doesn't necessarily mean much, though. They are both registered as Very Early bloomers and it was probably a little past peak bloom when I was there. Could have easily missed them.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 24, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Sherbet Bomb is to die for!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Aug 24, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Thanks guys! I love both of them. Hopefully someone will have them or I can get Naomi to order them for me with her order from tempo two
Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Aug 25, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Include me in that order, please, Jen! I've been longing for Sherbet Bomb since I first saw the photo!
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iciris
Aug 25, 2015 7:54 PM CST
I agree Both are beautiful!
Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Aug 25, 2015 9:11 PM CST
janwax said:Include me in that order, please, Jen! I've been longing for Sherbet Bomb since I first saw the photo!



I will do! I have sent out like 10 emails today looking to see if anyone here in the states has it yet.. I even emailed Barry himself. We will see what he says.
Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Aug 26, 2015 5:14 AM CST
Just got an email back from Keith kappel. They are both planted in his garden and if increase is good they will be introduced next year! Yeah! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2015 5:15 AM CST
Technically no one should have this iris as it has only been registered and NOT introduced yet. It is not in the market place yet.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Greg - does that apply if it has been introduced already in Oz?
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Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Aug 26, 2015 1:39 PM CST
Well I would say Barry wouldn't have sent it to Keith if he was not supposed to have it. But that's just my guess.

When I spoke with Keith this morning he said it was growing well and he looked forward to adding to the catalog next year.

Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
Aug 26, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Putting it in a catalog for sale is introducing it and then the public can purchase it. I hate it when an iris is registered and it still takes a few years to introduce it.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Aug 26, 2015 5:48 PM CST
They do take a few years to increase enough for many customers. We like to have our registered ahead of introduction. Schreinsers registers theirs the year of intro & one never knows the parent until the next year.
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Aug 26, 2015 6:33 PM CST
I'm sure, also, that some folks want to "reserve" the name, by registration, so it's "in the bag" for when the iris is ready to intro.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Well there are a whole bunch of Blyths I sure wish would get introduced including some amazing medians that I would love to get my hands on!!!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Aug 27, 2015 6:10 AM CST
If I remember correctly, the "registration" is for three years. If you do not "introduce" by the end of the three years, the name goes back into the available pot for other hybridizers. If you really like a name but you have insuficient stock to support an immediate introduction, this gives you three years to build up your inventory while keeping the name.

For Blyth, the transition from the Southern hemisphere to the Northern can cause issues, so he seems to be taking advantage of the time delay. Sounds like "Sherbet Bomb" will be a 2016 introduction via Keith Keppel.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 27, 2015 6:45 AM CST

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Registration is forever*. If you reserve a name, you have three years to use it in a registration. Generally, irises get introduced within a couple of years of being registered, but not always, especially for backyard hybridizers. Working in the database, I've seen some cases where there's a decade or so between registration and introduction.

*technically, names can be transferred from one iris to another, I can't remember all the requirements, but it's stuff like the no existing stock, can't have been used as a parent of a registered iris, etc.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 27, 2015 8:42 AM CST
Jen, have you downloaded the Blyth catalog? I love looking through it -
even though it's printed out on my printer paper. So many of the newer
catalogs are works of art - like the Stout catalog and Mid-America's. Beautiful photographs
and glossy paper really sell the irises. As long as I'm handing out the praise, I really like Iris
Sisters' online catalog - enough to have made another last minute order last night! Went to sleep
with a smile on my face.

Tom I think I'm ready for the paddy wagon!
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