Irises forum: What are your favorite color/colors in iris?

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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Can't sleep so I thought I would come up with a new topic. You can enter more than one color or type, but if you put just one picture per message maybe we will have another winner.

Some of my favorites are amoenas especially those with really dark falls. Most of these I have only seen in pictures First a comment. I have never been attracted to Starring as the pictures I have seen it seems that the standards and falls are not in balance. Am I off base?

My first is Cosmic Celebration although it does have somewhat open standards which I tend not to like.

Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:12 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:19 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:27 AM CST
In the database this is a blend, but it seems to me to fit the amoena category

Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Jan 17, 2016 7:37 AM CST



Now it is your turn.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jan 17, 2016 7:55 AM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 8:32 AM CST
I'm in the same boat with Charlotte! The more striking the color the more I have to have it!

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My all time favorite I own, connection
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 8:34 AM CST


Beam me up Scotty, I don't own this but it's on my must have list!
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 8:35 AM CST

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Adventurous , I'm a sucker for bright purple and yellow.

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jan 17, 2016 10:58 AM CST
I think Point Of No Return is one of the most colorfully bold irises out there. Just love how the colors blend together. Now I wish I could get it to be a parent! Sighing!
Have to expand the pictues to really see the colors.



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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 17, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Most of my Iris are new and have not yet bloomed so I can't call a favorite color/pattern from actual experience, but I seem to favor the blends in taupes, warm milky coffees, caramels and butterscotch, mahoganies, dusky greyed-purples, pale salmons, and/or soft melons. Of all the ones I have not seen in person and for which we have images in the database, I think I am most looking forward to this one:



If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jan 17, 2016 1:11 PM CST
masters touch
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Gitano
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Crimson King
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Blueberry bliss
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Grand old Opry
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Gypsy Romance
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Sultry mood
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 1:11 PM CST
Drooling Omg. Point of no return! I have to have that one too!!!
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jan 17, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Which one Jen Jax?
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 1:15 PM CST
Toms picture of point of no return!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Jan 17, 2016 4:01 PM CST
My favorite color is blue. I am working on red amoena & also pink SDBs just because it is a challenge. My 'Reddy Set' came close because it has the white edge.
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Paul Black mentioned the nice white edge & I told him that I was trying to get rid of the white edge & he looked at me like I had 2 heads. Here is a pink seedling.
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Jan 17, 2016 4:14 PM CST
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I am partial to anything bordering on burgundy and pink like this beauty - Romantic Gentleman.

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