Irises forum: 'Fine Mess' TB Iris

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Drjess09
Sep 17, 2015 9:46 PM CST
I am interested if anyone is growing this Iris- experience? Growth habit? I'm in zone 9 and can't find it anywhere but would be willing to trade, pay postage or whatever (I would really love to have it)!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 17, 2015 9:57 PM CST
I'm afraid that I never heard of it. Who is the hybridizer?
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Sep 17, 2015 10:17 PM CST
It's Michael Sutton '08. A broken colored Space Ager. Sutton's no longer lists it.. There's a picture on Cubits here: http://cubits.org/irisforum/thread/view/58245/
Pretty cute for a broken color.
Here's a less attractive picture on wiki.irises: http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/TbFthruJ/TbFineMess?id=1&fil...
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Drjess09
Sep 17, 2015 11:55 PM CST
I am smitten- I love the caramel and mulberry in the standards and Sutton's do very well for me.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Sep 18, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Blue J Iris carry it, but they are closed for orders now until next year.
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Drjess09
Sep 18, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Thank you
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Sep 18, 2015 1:03 PM CST
I think they start their orders again in January, so only a short wait! Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Sep 18, 2015 2:45 PM CST
Be sure to look at the Wiki.irises photo too. The colors are a lot more washed out than the picture on cubits. Could also be the difference between freshly opened and a day or so old too.. I try to look at many pictures when I'm trying to decide on an Iris to get a feel for what the color really is. Different cameras and different lighting also can tell a different story.
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