Irises forum: Iris with Kentucky in the names.

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 14, 2015 12:23 PM CST
I collect plants with KY in the name. I saw a beautiful L. iris that is so vivid, does anyone grow Kentucky Cajun?

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 14, 2015 12:28 PM CST
I grow SDB Kentucky Blurgrass. Do you have thst one, Teresa?
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Oct 14, 2015 12:29 PM CST
No, I don't Bonnie, I did see it in the database it is a cutie!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 14, 2015 12:40 PM CST
I will put your name by it for shares.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Oct 14, 2015 2:14 PM CST
The Database shows only 14 irises with Kentucky at the start of their name. I would have guessed there would be more than that. I don't have any Kentucky. Just one Michigan (Pride) and one Tennessee (Gentleman).
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Oct 14, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Kentucky Blurgrass, eh Bonnie? Hmmmmmm -- must be a new strain..................... Hilarious!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Oct 14, 2015 3:23 PM CST
LOL. My prose leaves much to be desired at anytime, Mary Ann, but in my defense, today only, I drove 80 miles very early and spent the day at a pumpkin patch with nine 4 -year olds. I am so tired my backside is erasing my tracks as I walk..... I have it on good authority that the hybridizer meant to name his iris Blurgrass and just misspelled it. (May have something to do with my photos of it too)
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Oct 14, 2015 4:33 PM CST
I was sent one as a bonus called Kentucky Coal but when it bloomed, it was like a very pale Edith Wolford. It is supposed to be a blackish-purple.
I do have one called Spectacular Bid which is a famous race horse though.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Oct 14, 2015 7:33 PM CST
I should have a good amount of Kentucky coal to share next year.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Oct 14, 2015 9:03 PM CST
OMG Bonnie -- nine four-year-olds????? Why-oh-why would you subject yourself to that? Much less, drive 80 miles to do it?????

Girl -- have you taken leave of your senses???? Hilarious!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 15, 2015 3:00 AM CST
Add 9 more 4 year olds, and you will have a small taste of what it's like to be a 4 year old Kindergarten teacher! Rolling on the floor laughing
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: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Oct 15, 2015 3:40 AM CST
I'm alive! I think to be a kindergarten teacher.... it would have to be a calling. Thankfully, I was not called. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Oct 15, 2015 6:38 AM CST
That's exactly what I wanted to be -- a kindergarten teacher. But -- life took other paths.............. Shrug!
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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
Oct 15, 2015 10:24 AM CST
My niece just started teaching pre-K in a school in South Chicago. The first day she had 32 kids in the class, and almost had a nervous breakdown. Was a shock to her confidence to control that many kids without a helper. I heard the ones from the projects were some foul mouthed tough guys already. To her credit she is still sticking it out. Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Oct 15, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Have been there and done that both teaching preschool and inner city school for many year. Try taking 30 inner city kids to a field trip pumpkin patch and corn maze!!! Yes, it is a calling as the pay is not that great.
Thankfully I am now retired and can play with iris babies instead. I have also accompanied my grandson's preschool on a pumpkin patch visit but was not in charge, whew!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 15, 2015 11:30 AM CST
Isn't that crazy 30 kids in a kindergarten with no help! In a rich suburban school district where I was the principal for 13 years, we tried to keep the K classes under 20, and they always had a full time aide who was also a certified teacher. Now lets test these kids and compare them to the 30 inner city school K classes and call the lower achieving school a failure! Why not! Don't get me started! Angry OK, I'll quit.
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)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Oct 15, 2015 12:16 PM CST
I know how you feel Tom! I used to train people to score the written parts of state assessment tests for English, Math and Science. You could really tell the difference between the school districts in how well the students did on these tests. You would be surprised how much it varied by state too.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Oct 16, 2015 11:03 AM CST
Here are a few irises with Kentucky in the names.

BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL (Schreiner, R. 2002) Sdlg. DD 145-1. TB, 40" (102 cm), E
KENTUCKY ARABIAN (Sam Norris, deceased, by Jim Hedgecock, R. 2014) Sdlg. SN-1. AB (OGB), 22"-24" (56-61 cm), E-M
KENTUCKY BEAUTY (No description available for most 1939 & 1949 registrations)
KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS (Bennett Jones, R. 1970) Sdlg. M192-4. SDB, 12" (30 cm), M
KENTUCKY CAJUN (Samuel Norris, R. 1994) Sdlg. T-88-AH. LA, 30" (76 cm), M
KENTUCKY COAL (G. Slade, R. 1984) Sdlg. 78-19-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), M
KENTUCKY COLONEL (Mrs. Wm. Carter, R. 1924) ,
KENTUCKY COLONEL (Stambach, R. 1955) Sdlg. 36-51-3. TB, 40" (102 cm), M
KENTUCKY DERBY (D. Mohr, R. 1974) Sdlg. C-39-71. TB, 35" (89 cm), M-L
KENTUCKY FROST (Mark Cook, R. 1996) Sdlg. 101. SPEC (pseudacorus), 25" (64 cm), ML
KENTUCKY HILLS (Hinkle, R. 1968) Sdlg. X-5-2. TB, 32" (81 cm), M
KENTUCKY MADE (Rita Adkins, R. 2004) Sdlg. E-DBD-A. SIB, 32" (81 cm), M
KENTUCKY MOONBEAM (Mark Cook, R. 1995) SPEC (pseudacorus), 16" (41 cm), M
KENTUCKY SKIES (Ken Mohr, R. 1990) Sdlg. L-92. TB, 37" (94 cm), M
KENTUCKY SUNSHINE (No description available for most 1939 & 1949 registrations)
KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED (William Bruner, R. 2002) Sdlg. 98-5. LA, 33" (84 cm), ML
KENTUCKY WOMAN (Schreiner, R. 1997) Sdlg. AA 1666-A. TB, 36" (91 cm), ML

Superstition Iris Gardens did the work for us here. Many thanks!!!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Oct 16, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Wow, thanks Bonnie you have done your homework lol. Speaking of children, I picked up my great niece early this morning. She just turned 7 and is a live wire! Ohio Co is out for Fall break. We had a great day together. A long walk to the river, Go Fish card game, plus a drive to the local park in town. A trip to Sonic for ice cream. I really miss having small children at home, but I was sure glad when her mom came at 5 !!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Oct 16, 2015 8:56 PM CST
yes, they are loves, but take a bit of time to adjust to them.

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