Irises forum: Your Favorite Blue Irises?

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 11:18 AM CST
The thread on color got me thinking that it might be fun to post pictures of our favorite irises, now that iris ordering season is almost upon us, and here are some of my favorite blues. Only a very few months to go before we start seeing our blooms, guys!

YAQUINA BLUE - Still probably my favorite
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MARBELLA
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HAWAIIAN RAIN
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BAJA BLUE
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ABIQUA FALLS and MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
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And this last one is technically an amoena, but I wanted to include it with the blues -- totally love DREAMLIFE.
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I do hope others will post pictures of your favorite irises too -- it's fun to stroll down memory lane!

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Those are beautiful.I have dwarfs I like in those colors



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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 12:09 PM CST
Very nice, Jo Ann! I just love the dwarfies -- but they won't bloom for me because our winter climate is too warm. Angry

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 12:10 PM CST
There are drwabacks to living in California I guess.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Hilarious! I agree

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 12:14 PM CST
I hanker for Bouganvilla but alas not here.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 12:20 PM CST
I am posting a new blue I just planted this summer.Its not my photo but I will pix mine in May.
Nancys Lace
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Thanks for posting that photo, Jo Ann -- It's one of mine that I authorized and gave to Dee to use. And actually NANCY'S LACE is a deep plum purple. And isn't it a beauty? I just love it!

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Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 2:07 PM CST
Thats a great image. I have another that makes the blooms look more lavander than plum.
Not to get of topic too much I have NL paired with allium purple sensation.I am excited to see it bloom,I have 3 planted together,hope for a real show.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 2:22 PM CST
These are the blue iris that will bloom first time this spring

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Guess I only have Batik and Dover Beach( not my photo)


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I will need to rectify that this year.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 2:59 PM CST
Beautiful! And thanks for sharing them.

Betty
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jan 29, 2012 8:17 PM CST
You need more blue, Jo!

Betty, I've always loved Yaquina Blue.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 29, 2012 8:18 PM CST

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I love blue iris! Still looking for the perfect one, but here are my favorites of the many I grow.

Blue Trill - as the flowers age, the falls fade to white and it becomes more of a reverse amoena than a true "blue iris". Still, when it first opens, it's my favorite light blue iris. And when the flowers age, it is among my favorite reverse amoenas!
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Sea Power - seems to be on an every other year bloom cycle in my garden, but it is glorious when it does bloom.
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Continuity - could use more ruffles, but I love the color. Love the beard, too.
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Queen Of Elegance - elegance indeed
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Jordan's Joy - love the dark blue violet infusions on an otherwise light blue iris
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Donaghcloney - the best of the many "dark blue" iris I've grown
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Rapture In Blue - this one transforms quite a bit in color as the flowers age. This is my favorite stage.
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Abiqua Falls - another one that changes color as the flowers age. It's the grandchild of Rapture In Blue so perhaps that is where it comes from. Close to perfect when it is this color.
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Into The Blue - child of Abiqua Falls, great grandchild of Rapture In Blue. Quite the line of light blue iris that the Schreiner family has produced.









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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jan 29, 2012 9:02 PM CST
This is No Count Blues, a bonus I got from Schreiners. It's the only blue one I own
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 9:50 PM CST
Ohhhh yeah, I forgot about JORDAN'S JOY. Here it was at Schreiner's, and then again in my yard in the shade -- much bluer in the shade!

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And ABIQUA falls has such substance! I really love it. I have INTO THE BLUE also, but it hasn't bloomed for me yet -- can't wait.

Jan, I'm not familiär with NO COUNT BLUES, but the colors look fantastic. Thank you everyone for posting pictures of these wonderful blues!

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 9:53 PM CST
Kent, I just noticed that gorgeous blue in your avatar -- what iris is it? It's FABULOUS!

Betty
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 29, 2012 10:00 PM CST

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Thanks, Betty, it's a seedling of mine.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jan 29, 2012 10:02 PM CST
WOW! I'm soooooooo impressed! What's the parentage?

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jan 30, 2012 4:35 AM CST
Polly!
definatly more blue for me
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 30, 2012 7:42 AM CST

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Abiqua Falls X Wintry Sky

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