Irises forum: Of all the iris you grew for the first time this year, which is your favorite?

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Name: Ruth Schlegel
Fowler, CO (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Irises Heucheras
ruthschlegel
May 27, 2016 4:46 PM CST
I have several iris that bloomed for the first time this year that I had never grown before. I was thinking today what my favorite new iris is.

When I first saw 'That's All Folks', I fell in love with it and couldn't stop taking pictures of it, so that has to be my favorite. Lovey dubby

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'That's All Folks'

But then, there's 'A Grape Fit' , a bonus iris sent by Schreiners. I fell in love with it the minute it started blooming. Thumbs up

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'A Grape Fit'!

Oh, but wait a minute! I forgot about 'Mango Entree'! My mouth watered every time I looked at it: Drooling

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'Mango Entree'

But I can't leave out 'Jump for Joy'! I hadn't seen it in years, and then suddenly this year, there it was! Maybe this is my favorite "new" iris this year: Confused

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'Jump for Joy'

Oh, well, Guess I can't pick just one. Shrug! Anyone else out there have some new favorites you grew for the first time? Thank You!


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Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
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EJarrett
May 27, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I had a lot of first time bloomers this year that were beautiful but if I had to pick one it would have to be:
Pretty Ballerina
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I guess I couldn't pick just one because 1b was amazing. I didn't get a good pic of it but it was Louisa's Song. Simply amazing!

Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 27, 2016 5:36 PM CST
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These four were all new to me this season and I could not choose but they were all drop-dead gorgeous as well as large flowers.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 27, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Well, I have a lot that haven't bloomed yet so it's a bit early for me to pick a favorite, then again I'd have a new one every day. I'll have to give this some thought and see what I come up with.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 27, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Changes by the minute!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 27, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Oh my. I do have favorites that bloomed for the first time. Just need to get the pics ready to post. And then to narrow it down ..... I got over 200 last year so this is going to be hard! You just want first time blooms or all blooms?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 27, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Oh Eric!!!!!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 27, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Lestv said:Oh my. I do have favorites that bloomed for the first time. Just need to get the pics ready to post. And then to narrow it down ..... I got over 200 last year so this is going to be hard! You just want first time blooms or all blooms?



All of them...of course!! Sticking tongue out Hilarious!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 27, 2016 8:19 PM CST
My Pretty Ballerina didn't bloom this year. Sad

Guess I should put you down for future increases Mary Ann?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 27, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Oh heavens Pam, that could go on a bit!!! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
May 27, 2016 8:25 PM CST
'Finishing School'
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'Sharp Edge' (thanks Tom)... a veritable bloom factory, & is fast growing..
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'Poodle Parade' was another that outdid itself blooming... and those fat red beards!!
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'Rare Coin'. Huge flowers and long bloom.
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'Jungle Shadows'.. pictures don't do it justice.. There's nothing like it.
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'Oil Painting'. Just lovely.
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'French Lavender' was just beautiful!
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'American Original'... wowser!
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'Sights Unlimited'.. great colors, long bloom & horns!
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There were most likely more that had finished blooming at the time my computer died... so these will have to be my favorite Mid to late bloomers..
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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 27, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Lestv said:My Pretty Ballerina didn't bloom this year. Sad

Guess I should put you down for future increases Mary Ann?


But of course!!!! Green Grin!
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iciris
May 27, 2016 8:36 PM CST

Loved Drinks at Sunset

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iciris
May 27, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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iciris
May 27, 2016 10:46 PM CST
Another one that I loved
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iciris
May 27, 2016 10:53 PM CST
and another Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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iciris
May 27, 2016 10:56 PM CST
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Can't forget this beauty.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
May 28, 2016 5:31 AM CST
My favorite first bloom this year was Star Appeal, but it seems to be a slow and weak grower.

Simply Coral was gorgeous and is way up on the list.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 28, 2016 5:37 AM CST
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Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: North Carolina
EJarrett
May 28, 2016 6:28 AM CST
Muddymitts said:

But of course!!!! Green Grin!


If Leslie can't I probably can. I'm guessing the moratorium will be over by then? Hilarious!

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