Irises forum: Favorite medians or intermediates.

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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 14, 2012 1:57 PM CST
My very favorite intermediate is Furioso by Barry Blyth. It is usually the first iris to bloom for me each year.

Dot

Furioso



Pour it On by Black


Megglethorp by Innerst, doesn't do well here, It is in the front north bed and seems to be doing better there now.
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Western Sage, grows and multiplies like a weed even here.
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Blackcurrant


Big Victory a border bearded


Bottled Sunshine


This and That by Black


Red Zinger by Black


Masked Bandit


my intermediate bed
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another view of the intermediate bed
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Apricot Frosty and Masked Bandit

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Feb 14, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Your pictures are just gorgeous. I love the color of Furioso, it reminds me of an orange creamsicle.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 14, 2012 10:36 PM CST
I only have my & hubby's plants on the computer. I was using it to plan next yrear's crosses. Out other plants are on slides. We love the little guys. I have a seedling which i haven't figured out if it is IB or BB as yet.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 14, 2012 10:38 PM CST
Hit the wrong key for a picture.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 15, 2012 9:05 PM CST
Very lovely, Lucy. Graceful looking.
Name: Betty
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Betja
Feb 15, 2012 9:58 PM CST
You have the most beautiful border beardeds/intermediates, Dot! Just love all of them, and especially POUR IT ON, MEGGLETHORP and BIG VICTORY! Mine keep dwindling, but I do have some pictures from the past that I can post. My desktop is currently cluttered with amoena pictures, so I think I need to start that thread first before I try putting up more pictures, but I promise I'll get it done. Great thread!

Betty
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Feb 16, 2012 8:44 AM CST
I've posted these pictures on other threads so some some of you have seen them but things are still a little slow so I'll add them here.
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Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/0d31ee IB Star in the Night

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/707386 IB Spiced Peaches

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/476b17 IB Intoxicating

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/6aa4f6 IB Dazzling



Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/9f4296 IB Nickel

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/8d3c93 IB Infinity Ring

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/e15e75 Fire in the Sky

Thumb of 2012-02-16/Paul2032/dad5da Mans Best Friend
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 16, 2012 9:43 AM CST
OMG Paul,

Niche is to die for. I see more of it in the database also. Now I have to start a websearch to get it, woe is me.

Dot
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Feb 16, 2012 9:50 AM CST
I'll bet Joe Ghio probably still carries Niche.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 16, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Thanks Paul, I found it online and am busy filling my cart as we speak LOL.

Dot
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 18, 2012 2:16 PM CST
I have a bunch to share, even though I no longer have many of these. But we all like pictures, right? I'll separate them by classification.


BORDER BEARDED IRISES (BB) - (Source: Wiki Iris Encyclopedia):

IMBROGLIO - My favorite, but mine hasn't bloomed yet -- took these pictures at Keith Keppel's.
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EYE CANDY
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CROW'S FEET
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CHIMNEY SOOT and SPECIAL BLEND
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BUNDLE OF LOVE
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BROWN LASSO (Dykes Medal winner!)
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ORINOCO FLOW (British Dykes Medal winner)
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GLO-RAY HALLELUJAH
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CHRISTIANA BAKER
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LYRIQUE
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BERMUDA TRIANGLE
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BATIK and FAUX PAS
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INTERMEDIATE BEARDED IRISES (IB):

LIMONADA
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STARWOMAN (Dykes Medal winner!)
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BACKLIT BEAUTY and SILVERBERRY
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LINE DRIVE
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ROZ
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MEGGLETHORP and DUMBLEDORE
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TOE THE LINE
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FIRE IN THE SKY
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CONSTANT COMPANION
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DELIRIUM
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CITIZEN'S BAND
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DOUBLE OVERTIME and BOLD STATEMENT
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ARIL MEDIANS (AB Medians):

EYE TO EYE
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SUSPECT and OCTAVE
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Whew! Time to go outside now!

Betty
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 19, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Thanks everyone for taking the time to post pictures.

Betty, I can see why Imbroglio is your favorite, it is gorgeous.

Here are a few more,

Dot


Imperative
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Faux Pas


Hot Fudge


Jump Start and Tantrum


Hers and Megglethorp


Frothingslosh and Frothingslosh & Furioso
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Perfume Shop and Western Sage
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 19, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Betty, The one you call Special Blend looks a lot like the NOID I have posted. What do you think? Mine is not a broad at the shoulders as that one as is is pictured. But the color patern is very close and the lacy edge too.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 19, 2012 8:26 PM CST
I don't know, SPECIAL BLEND comes from Sutton's and, unless I'm thinking of someone else, I seem to remember that you have some of their irises. When I saw your NOID I immediately thought of Joe Ghio's ENAMORED by the coloring, but now that I check my pictures it really doesn't look like it. Here is the page from the Sutton's website for SPECIAL BLEND.

http://www.suttoniris.com/product/border-bearded/971/

What do you think?

And here is a picture I took of ENAMORED up at Keith Keppel's.
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Betty
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2012 5:11 AM CST
Well, I guess I keep looking, lol I've had it longer then 2009, and there is no yellow in the standards. The pic you posted looks more like it then the one on Sutton's, but when I look closer, I see the beard is different too. Thanks for trying. Tom
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 8:16 AM CST
I love the medians.TBI's here are few and far between because of wind. Mediand for height and bloomtime work best. Alas the ones that bloom here are NOID's I will have some named ones this spring.
NOID
Lavander

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White NOID


Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 20, 2012 11:23 AM CST
I too have a white NOID, the only one I've kept. It drives me crazy when I don't know the name of an iris so I always give them away -- except for this one. It's one of my original six to eight rhizomes that I purchased at either Lowe's or Home Depot in 2003 or 2004, and out of those I think four were mislabeled. I purchased this one as MARY FRANCES, and it took two or three years to bloom for me because the rhizome was just about dead when I bought it. But when I saw it I thought it was absolutely gorgeous, and I won't part with it! For a while I thought it might be SKATING PARTY, but then I later received SKATING PARTY as a gift plant and they're not the same. Then I saw a picture of the iris CHRISTMAS and thought it looked a lot like it, so I named it "CHRISTMAS" just to make myself happy!

First year it bloomed
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And again in 2011
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Sure wish I could find out its correct name, but I realize that's just about impossible.

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Oh Betty, I see why you kept it. Being so white, with not much else to go on but form, it will be hard to ID that one though. I only have a couple of all white iris. None that look like that one though. Maybe some day they will have genetic testing that will be cost effective for identifying iris, you think?
Tom
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 20, 2012 11:46 AM CST
It's OK -- It's CHRISTMAS to me, and I love Christmas anyway!
Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2012 11:51 AM CST
Betty It's getting a little dull on this site. Got any ideas for new threads? hint, hint.
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