Irises forum: Your Favorite Blyth Irises?

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 19, 2011 11:14 AM CST
Do you have some Barry Blyth (Australia) irises? Because I sure do, and I love them! And I can't resist posting pictures of my favorites, although it's too hard to figure out which are my very very favorites of all these and putting them in that order. So I'll just do it alphabetically!

ADOREE and AIR OF MYSTERY


ALPINE HARMONY and ANCIENT SECRETS


BEACH DANCE and CARNIVAL CAPERS
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DECADENCE and EYE FOR STYLE


FOREIGN SCANDAL and GLAD ALL OVER


GLAMAZON and GRACIOUS CURVES
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GYPSY GEENA and INTO TEMPTATION
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And another picture of INTO TEMPTATION
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JUST CRAZY and LORD OF MAYFAIR
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LOUISA'S SONG and MAGHAREE


OXFORD COUNTESS and PLATINUM CLASS


RARER THAN RUBIES and SILK RUN


TEMPESTO and TRULY WICKED
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VIKING DANCER and WHO'S A TOFF
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Does anyone else have any Blyth irises you'd like to share? I'd love to see them!

Betty
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Sep 19, 2011 11:57 AM CST

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Alpine Harmony
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Classicana
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Chocolates And Silk
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Dinner Talk
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Dream Lord


Enjoy The Party
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Fashionista
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Gypsy Geena
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Hint Of Danger
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I'm Dreaming
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Lording It
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Mango Entree


Merry Amigo
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Queen Of Elegance
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Secret Weekend
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Ticklish
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 19, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Beautiful! And you just reminded me of how much I love SECRET WEEKEND! That is a must-have for me now! And I have MERRY AMIGO but it hasn't bloomed for me yet. And MANGO ENTREE looks really wonderful and bright too!

Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 19, 2011 12:12 PM CST
They sure are pretty. Betty, you always have the most stunning iris. I must say that very first one, ADOREE has the most stunning color combo. Just Lovely. I am pretty sure I don't have any Blyth iris. I know I don't have any of the ones in any of these pictures posted.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 19, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Thanks Rita! I love the Blyth irises because they're all so different -- and of course I could say that about any of the other hybridizers too. But Barry Blyth has put the most interesting combinations together, and ADOREE is a prime example of that. Plus I really love the wide falls and ruffles too...
Betty
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 19, 2011 1:45 PM CST
They are also easier to grow in your climate, rather than in the northeast. He has a lot of good IBs & dwarfs.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 19, 2011 2:16 PM CST
I think you're right, Lucy. I pretty much have good luck with his, Joe Ghio's, Sutton's, Napa Country's and Superstition's irises (all in California except for Barry Blyth), and I guess maybe his climate in Australia might be pretty similar to ours here because I have pretty good luck with quite a few of his. And I don't have as good luck with the irises grown in the colder climates, unfortunately. I really love the Keppel irises too, and luckily some of them do just fine for me. But they certainly don't make large clumps.
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 20, 2011 4:45 AM CST
Lording It has me drooling,,,,,,
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 22, 2011 10:06 PM CST
This is a test to see if a picture of a Blyth iris that I posted over on the Irises Cubit will copy over here.

Barry Blyth's PRETTY SWISH
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Drat!
Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 22, 2011 11:34 PM CST
And here is PRETTY SWISH posted on this thread:



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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 23, 2011 9:35 AM CST
It worked.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 23, 2011 10:18 AM CST
No it didn't -- the actual picture above is one I uploaded over here, but the one I copied from the Cubit is the first one, the one with the question mark.

I just uploaded the second picture over here so that Polly could see both codes.
Betty
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Name: Donna
NC
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dmac
Sep 26, 2011 5:18 PM CST
Ya'll photos are gorgeous! I think what I like most about the Blyth iris is how full they look. I always think of them resembling a lion looking at you, regal face and a full mane:lol: Weird huh? :LOL:

My want/wish list includes:

Beach Dance
Painted Flutes
Palace Symphony
Love Actually
Noble Dragon

There are more--especially now I've seen those photos--but those are what I can come up with off the top of my head.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 26, 2011 5:42 PM CST
He has produced some very unusual colors.
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Sep 28, 2011 11:46 PM CST
Oh those are just stunning pictures. I need to get more Iris now. Thanks a bunch everyone. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Sep 29, 2011 12:37 PM CST
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Louisas song


Drinks of Sunset
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Sep 29, 2011 3:22 PM CST
Hi Aruba, welcome! Gorgeous pictures!
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 30, 2011 4:47 AM CST
Oh that Drinks of Sunset is beautiful!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 30, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Drinks at Sunset?
Name: Justin

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Irisboy
Oct 2, 2011 11:21 AM CST
This is my first year ordering Blyth iris.

I order
Chocolates And Silk
Catwalk
Alpine Butterfly
Royal Orders
Show Your Colours
Another Woman
Final Episode

I tried to get
Sofia and Adoree with no luck

Justin

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