Irises forum: First bloom stalk (Clarence)

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Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 19, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Hi all. I'm an iris noob and ordered my first box of rhizomes from Schreiner's earlier this year. Was really happy with the size of these rhizomes, but one in particular was gargantuan. It was Clarence and had enormous increases. I planted the irises six weeks ago. This morning I noticed that Clarence already has a bloom stalk. I can't believe it! The one that I'm most waiting to see is Absolute Treasure, which is also doing really well, but wow, this must be some kind of record! This is officially my first iris bloom stalk of any kind. I assume that it's going to grow much taller than this. Let's hope it turns out well!

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Sep 19, 2016 7:39 PM CST
Thumbs up , and Welcome!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Sep 19, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Welcome! Hurray! great! more pics when blooming?

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iciris
Sep 19, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Very nice Tienito, and welcome.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Sep 19, 2016 9:31 PM CST
Congratulations Tienito. I am jealous of everyone who has Absolute Treasure in their garden as I can't get it in Australia.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Sep 19, 2016 10:27 PM CST
Welcome! Tienito!
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UndertheSun
Sep 19, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Welcome! Tienito!

Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Sep 20, 2016 3:57 AM CST
Welcome! Tienito! It will grow to normal size once established. Since it was planted so recently, and is using a lot of energy making a bloom stalk, this stalk and bloom may not reach its potential. That being said, hooray for a bloom in September! Looking forward to swing a photo of its open bloom. Smiling
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Name: Lyn Chappell
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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LynDC
Sep 20, 2016 4:57 AM CST
Congratulations! A new bloom stalk always brings excitement - even when it is an old tried & true favorite. Hurray!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Sep 20, 2016 4:59 AM CST
Welcome! Tienito! What a great start to your iris addi... growing!! Big Grin
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 20, 2016 6:14 AM CST
Hi Tienito -- Welcome! to the Iris forum! And to the wonderful world of Irises.

You've made a great start to your collection with Clarence. It's a hardy, lovely Iris that loves to bloom -- as you can clearly see! Thumbs up
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Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 20, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:I am jealous of everyone who has Absolute Treasure in their garden as I can't get it in Australia.


It's so gorgeous in pictures. Is there a reason they don't have it down under? Wish I could send you one!

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 20, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Wecome Tienito, Congratulations on your first bloom, and how lucky to see it yet this fall. What other ones did you get in your first order?
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Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 20, 2016 4:58 PM CST
tveguy3 said:What other ones did you get in your first order?


Absolute Treasure, TB
Before the Storm, TB
Rustler, TB
Immortality, TB rebloom
Clarence, TB rebloom
Flip, TB bonus
Orinoco Flow, BB
Mostest, BB
Open Your Eyes, SDB

I also ordered the following Louisiana irises:

Red Velvet Elvis
Feliciana Hills
Mac's Blue Heaven
Bywater
Kristin Nicolas
Miranda Leigh

Since then I've added about a hundred Keppel, Tasco, and Spoon introductions to my wish list!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
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Cuzz4short
Sep 20, 2016 5:05 PM CST
Welcome Tienito! Great snags and great hybridizers!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Sep 20, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Tienito said:

It's so gorgeous in pictures. Is there a reason they don't have it down under? Wish I could send you one!


Maybe the Australian iris hybridizers thought it was similar to one of their own.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Sep 20, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Tienito said:

Absolute Treasure, TB
Before the Storm, TB
Rustler, TB
Immortality, TB rebloom
Clarence, TB rebloom
Flip, TB bonus
Orinoco Flow, BB
Mostest, BB
Open Your Eyes, SDB

I also ordered the following Louisiana irises:

Red Velvet Elvis
Feliciana Hills
Mac's Blue Heaven
Bywater
Kristin Nicolas
Miranda Leigh

Since then I've added about a hundred Keppel, Tasco, and Spoon introductions to my wish list!


Wait until the new introductions come next year, and that wish list will go crazy! Hilarious!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Sep 20, 2016 11:43 PM CST
Tienito said:


Since then I've added about a hundred Keppel, Tasco, and Spoon introductions to my wish list!


You might want to look at some of Ghio's, Johnson's, Blacks, Duncan's, Painter's, Blyth's, Sutton's, Aitken's, Kerr's...... Whistling Hilarious!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
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IrisLilli
Sep 21, 2016 7:39 AM CST
Just keep following the iris forum and you will have all of those and more on your list before long - no effort needed whatsoever! Big Grin
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 21, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Henhouse said:

You might want to look at some of Ghio's, Johnson's, Blacks, Duncan's, Painter's, Blyth's, Sutton's, Aitken's, Kerr's...... Whistling Hilarious!


Sadly, but with great pleasure, I've ogled all those hybridizers' creations! I need a strategy to limit the choices. Here's a question that would really help me, but one that I'm afraid to ask, because everyone cheats! But seriously, what is the ONE iris for you? If you were sent to prison for the rest of your life and your cell has just ONE window that opens onto ONE small square of dirt where only ONE iris could be grown, what would that special ONE iris be?! Don't cheat?!

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