Irises forum: Your Best Orange

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Name: Cosette
Rigby, Idaho (Zone 4b)
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PutteringinIdaho
May 21, 2016 12:13 PM CST
I'm looking for an nice bright tropical tangerine TBI to replace 'Rave On', which I love, but is not a reliable bloomer for me. Any recommendations?
Thanks!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
May 21, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Hi, could you possibly complete your persona profile with your location (city, obviously you're in Idaho). That way we can answer your questions and make recommendations based upon your climate, including altitude etc. Even Idaho has a fair amount of variation, from desert to mountains.

I plant iris in my daughter's garden in Salt Lake City, and 'Orange Harvest' has done very well for us there. She just sent me a picture a few days ago of a clump we moved from her previous house. It has doubled in size in 2 years, and is in bloom now. (sorry, it was a texted picture, so I can't move it to show you)
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 21, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Hi and welcome.I had very good luck with Montevideo - a Joe Ghio creation - that's more vibrant than
my photos. I haven't grown many orange irises - I'm sure there are some that are a deeper color.





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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
May 21, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Found an old picture of Orange Harvest at the old house.


The color is a little more clear than this picture shows. Not pastel, very warm orange.

Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
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Raven
May 21, 2016 12:59 PM CST
I can suggest 2 for you that grow well for me here. One is Maid of Orange, an intermediate I believe. The second is Avalon Sunset, a TB.
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Maid of Orange

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
May 21, 2016 1:20 PM CST
Edgefield Glow has done well for me.I really like it in this grouping with 'Smart Money', 'Halloween halo', and 'First Interstate'.
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Not as orange, but getting a lot of praise from visitors to my garden is 'Leading Light'. It's very floriferous... Lots of bang for the buck...
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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
May 21, 2016 2:23 PM CST
Here are a few of the taller orange ones I grow in zone 7a. Some are soft and some are vibrant. I like them all.

Cajun Spices
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Copatonic

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Crackling Caldera
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Mango Passion
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Oktoberfest
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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
May 21, 2016 3:07 PM CST
My very favorite is Autumn Riesling. It's very hardy and blooms well. I think it looks best in the shade or on cloudy days.



Blessings
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Zazinnia
May 21, 2016 5:01 PM CST
Bonnie, Cajun Spices is wonderful! Hurray! Hurray!
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and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon


Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 21, 2016 5:18 PM CST
I loved my "Chariots of Fire" this year.




Name: Cosette
Rigby, Idaho (Zone 4b)
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PutteringinIdaho
May 21, 2016 6:04 PM CST
Thank you everyone! Gardeners are the nicest people. Smiling
So many great oranges and all unique. I'm loving Crackling Caldera, Autumn Riesling, Chariots of Fire...all of them!

It's fun to look through the catalogues, but so helpful to hear from people who are actually growing them. This place is brilliant.
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
May 24, 2016 9:50 AM CST
My favorite orange Iris of all time is Savannah Sunset:
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It is a vigorous vivid Iris that is so prolific that I have shared it with many people!!
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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
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 24, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Your photos make it very desirable, Mary Ann. LOL
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
May 24, 2016 9:55 AM CST
I don't have it, but I like the pictures of Halloween Trick. It's an orange and black amoena.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 24, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Halloween Trick sounds lovely, Niki.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 24, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Welcome Cosette! Welcome!

A light orange


Another light one "Orange Joker"
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Light orange with purple trim






A light orange with purple veins


Light orange with a wide purple trim


A good orange with wide purple trim "Sweet Child of Mine"
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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
May 24, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Mercy! That's a lot of orange Irises!!!
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 24, 2016 3:02 PM CST
There's a few more that haven't bloomed yet and a couple that are on order. Sticking tongue out
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 24, 2016 3:58 PM CST
I'm a bit late coming to the orange iris love, but it's creeping up on me!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Cosette
Rigby, Idaho (Zone 4b)
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PutteringinIdaho
May 24, 2016 10:15 PM CST
Ooo, Molten Flame, my new favorite. Thanks for posting those photos Rob!

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