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arilbred
Feb 13, 2016 4:34 AM CST
I have managed to collect this list of iris introduced by Barry Blyth would love to expand this bedroughly 1/3 are new this season but others I could trade on the * are new blyths iris don't grow well here but incorporating a little sand into the works seems to help a lot I have lost the first list which I'm trying to recoup I am open to any and all Blyth iris
Lost
Louisa's song
In a kiss
In the state
Machismo
Twirl the kilt






Have these
Adoree*
Alpine butterfly*
Antiquity*
Burst
Coffee whispers
Decadence
Devilishous *
Electric candy*
Enchanter
Enter the dragon
Fancy afflutter
Ginger ice*
Glamazon*
Gypsy geens
Hold my hand
Honey house
Jamaica me crazy
Jealous guy
Magaharee
Magic by gosh*
Misty ridge
Mulberry magic
Pirate ahoy
Popstar
Racing heart
Romantic gentleman
Safari sunset
Salome's butterfly*
Scottish reel
Silk road
Smoked thunder*
Snapparrazi
Stop flirting
Sweetly sung
Tango amigo
Terracotta bay
Treasure trader
Wearing rubies
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 13, 2016 9:37 AM CST
I'm not understanding your post, Aril -- are you saying that the starred Irises are ones that you could trade out? And that you'd like other Blyth Irises in exchange?
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Feb 13, 2016 10:58 AM CST
I think the stars are new. Where do you live that Blyths don't do well?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 13, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Blyth SDBs do well here. I have never tried the TBs as it would take some testing to see which do well & which don't like it here. We have been changed from 6a to 6b, but we must have had the conditions before it was changed. We are NE of Boston.
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Feb 13, 2016 2:11 PM CST
I'm West of Boston and considered 6a. I planted quite a few Blyth TBs this past summer so I guess I will see what happens by May/June.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 13, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Blyth's do well here AR, 7a, and Debra @lovemyhouse in TX reports that they do well for her. However some members of the Central AR Iris Society from southern AR say they do not do well enough in their gardens to afford investing in them.
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arilbred
Feb 14, 2016 8:33 AM CST
Most of his amoena types don't do well for me zone7 east tn I'm starting to believe they need better drainage Barry's soil type is mostly sand. Other types seem to like it I believe I will move adoree and ginger ice to the arilbreds beds adoree has been here 3 years and barely holds on with a single increase each season and no bloom since the first season did get seed times tango amigo The * are new acquisitions this season
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2016 9:29 AM CST
Tango Amigo and Ginger Ice grow well here. Adoree is a slow grower, but holds on and blooms. I have very sandy soil here. I have been using Ginger Ice very heavily in recent years to make seed pods, so that has slowed it down a bit for making new increases.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 9:44 AM CST
We lighten up our clay soil with compost and rice hulls...but maybe I should be adding sand?
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arilbred
Feb 20, 2016 11:59 AM CST
I started this today adoree, ginger ice and tango amigo all up and new mix in the hole
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Ginger Ice has performed well in my garden, aril.
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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Jan, you might like to read this:
http://www.patwelsh.com/soils/never-add-clay-to-sand-or-sand...

Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Thanks for that, Rob. I won't be adding sand! One less thing to do! Actually, I think our soil is pretty good, and we have an ongoing compost heap
that gets spread around when ready.

I've checked the database for Blyths that I have. 83 come up, but of those, some,
are from my want list. (I don't know how to print out the list without having to type it up!).
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Just spent a little time trying to make a list of the Blyth irises I have, and a few of what I want:
I'm a terrible list maker, and my plant list didn't state the hybridizer in every case Confused
My Have lists include some in the ground that have bloomed, not bloomed yet, and are on order for 2016.

My Haves Blyth irises - Blyth Wants are starred (partial list) *

About town
Adoree
Amber Essence
Amorous Heart
Another Woman
Apricot Already
Ask a Lady
Aura of Glamour *
Ballerina Queen
By Jeeves
Cameo Minx
Candy Clouds
Candy Colours *
Captain Thunderbolt *
Carnival Capers
Chinese Treasure
Coffee Shop
Coffee Whispers
Cool Charlotte
Copper Clouds

Country Kisses
Crimson Snow
Cross My Heart
Cupid’s Wish *
Cupid’s Arrow *
Decadence
Dinner Talk
Dreamalot
English Charm
Eye for Style
Fashionista
Flutterina

Gaelic Jig
Georgette Silk
Ginger Ice
Glamazon
Gracious Curves
Hysteria
In Beauty
In a Kiss
Jamaica Me Crazy
Jealous Guy
Just Crazy
Just Witchery
Lesley My Love
Lord of Mayfair
Louisa’s Song
Machismo *
Master at Arms
Mayfair Melody
Merry Amigo
Moroccan Magic
Mulberry Magic
Natural Grace
Never been Kissed *
Obsessed
Organza
Oxford Countess
Palace Symphony
Peking Dancer
Popstar *
Prince of Hearts
Rarer than Rubies
Reckless in Denim
Regal Knave
Ride the Waves
Romantic Gentleman *
Safari Sunset
Salome’s Butterfly *
Samba Queen
Shared Secrets
She
Snaparazzi
Stop Flirting
Strawberry Spy
Tango Amigo
Terracotta Bay
Thundermaker *
Touch of Gossip *
Viking Dance
Wearing Rubies
Whisper Her Name
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Feb 20, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Good grief... you guys... so many irises.... * faints *

Having learned from Debra how to search my plant list Thank You! , I can say that I have all of 3 Blyth cultivars on order: 'Chased But Chaste', 'Platinum Passion', and 'Wedding Kiss'.



I don't (and probably won't) have a "Blyth Bed", but that last one could go in a memory bed... Whistling
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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Wow Jan, that's quite the list! Thumbs up

You've got quite the list too Aril! You've got some beauties Poly!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 7:49 PM CST
UndertheSun said:Wow Jan, that's quite the list! Thumbs up

You've got quite the list too Aril! You've got some beauties Poly!


Brad sent me a humongous box last summer, Rob. Ones he'd divided. Many were Blyths. I'm so grateful.

Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Feb 20, 2016 8:35 PM CST
I think I need to figure out how to get in line for a brad box!! Whistling

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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 8:40 PM CST
First, you stand behind me...

Rolling on the floor laughing

I got generous box of beauties from him (and others) too! I tip my hat to you.

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iciris
Feb 20, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Boxergirl said:I think I need to figure out how to get in line for a brad box!! Whistling

Then Rob, then me! Hurray!

Or Rob, then Jen, then me
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