Irises forum: some arilbreds blooming 2016

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 30, 2016 4:23 PM CST
I've been run inside with the threat of a severe thunderstorm. Hope it doesn't destroy the blooms. Here are some photos.

'Shepaug River' was hybridized in Connecticut. It's a moderate sized plant and has really good plant habits - uniform, straight stalks and easy to grow here. It always photographs too light - think a bit more lavender Smiling
Thumb of 2016-03-30/needrain/59c8cd

Named cultivars left to right 'Arabian Sun' 'Mohric Butterfly' 'Pharaoh's Host':
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Another string 'Alright Already' 'Peninah's Provocation' 'Scented Opals':
Thumb of 2016-03-30/needrain/5b7587 Thumb of 2016-03-30/needrain/2b9d94

Seedlings. I think anyone that grows an iris from seed understands. These have been around a while now:
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I collect the stray seedlings and let them grow out. Unknown heritage, but you never know. This
greenish one bloomed today for the first time:
Thumb of 2016-03-30/needrain/5392c9

The cloud slid past. No hail, not much rain and the wind didn't last long. Back outside.

Edit. To correct WHERE 'Shepaug River' was hybridized. Originally I said New York.

Donald
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Oh, Donald! Your seedlings are absolutely gorgeous! I like them best of all!
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Mar 30, 2016 5:39 PM CST
Love the greenish one! They are really all beauties though. And such nice big clumps!
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 30, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Nice seedlings. Shapaug River is a Fred Gadd from CT. He was a friend & my AB seedling is named 'Ye Gadd'. I hope to have it introduced in 2017.


Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 30, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Lucy I love that one! Lovey dubby
Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 30, 2016 7:35 PM CST
irisarian said:Nice seedlings. Shapaug River is a Fred Gadd from CT. He was a friend & my AB seedling is named 'Ye Gadd'. I hope to have it introduced in 2017.




Thanks Lucy! I wonder why I was thinking New York? I'm past the point of relying on my memory, but I still try too often Smiling . A long, long way from Texas anyway. I like to see seedlings like yours being born and raised in your part of the world. I guess yours is an arilmed?
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Muddymitts
Mar 30, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Bee-yutiful seedling, Lucy!!! And I love the name. Smiling

Donald -- for me, the last one is the best one. Wonderful color, beautiful form!!! Lovey dubby

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Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 30, 2016 7:56 PM CST
What is the difference between arilbred and arilmed?
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Muddymitts
Mar 30, 2016 8:17 PM CST
gooooooooooooooood question.....................
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Mar 30, 2016 8:20 PM CST
Aril meds are 'median sized'
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 30, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 30, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Dachsylady86 said:What is the difference between arilbred and arilmed?


An arilmed is a subset of arilbreds. It's more specifically describing it's size and the genetics that go into making it a smaller plant. I. pumila, SDB and those sort of small iris are usually the non-aril iris that are components of arilmeds. Taller arilbreds which are mostly derived from TBs are usually taller arilbreds. A lot of the species arils are also not very tall. Lucy can probably explain it a lot better
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 30, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Oops! 2017 is too soon for the amount of stock., It is my IB 'Arazi' which I am hoping for 2017.

Right arilmed is median sized & most apt to be arilbred X an SDB. OGB- or 'quarterbred' which we can usually grow in New England. I will see if Winterberry thinks they can handle arils. If not it will have to be introduced by the Aril Society. For TB introductions one needs 100 plants. the smaller varieties one needs about 50 plants. Although more would be better.
Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Mar 30, 2016 9:26 PM CST
Lucy, is there a website for the Aril Society?

Donald I absolutely love all three of the seedlings (I'm personally not as excited by the new bloom but that's just a preference thing). Are you thinking of introducing them? I would buy the middle one in a heartbeat!!! Drooling I don't know much about them but I would love to grow them...I've added a couple arils this year and got one as a bonus from Superstition last year. We'll see how they do. I have really been enjoying the photos you and Carl have been posting! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 31, 2016 7:21 AM CST
@Moiris
No plans to introduce. The iris and myself are at a standoff with each other. If you obtain arilbreds from Superstition, you will be getting top quality rhizomes. In your location, I would think anything they offer would do well for you.

I'm not Lucy, but here's the link for Aril Society International
http://www.arilsociety.org
Donald
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 31, 2016 7:42 AM CST
Good as I just got on the computer & must leave in a minute. Only members can buy plants & I think that one needs a permit to buy seeds. Anita Moran is growing arils in MD, which is a good trick. Wander around the site & see what interests you.
Name: Patrick Alan
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AlanJ
Mar 31, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Donald,

Your photo's are absolutely spectacular, they are beautiful ! Thank You!
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froggardener
Mar 31, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Donald, all are wonderful but the seedlings are fantastic
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iciris
Mar 31, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Donald, could you add the above picture of Scented Opals to the database? There is only one other picture in the DB which was also contributed by you. Beautiful picture, it really caught my eye, Lovey dubby and I also love all your seedlings. Lovey dubby
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gemini_sage
Mar 31, 2016 10:52 AM CST
I get more intrigued by ABs with each photo- wonderful show Donald! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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