Irises forum: Our Favorite Grey, Beige and Brown irises!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 20, 2012 10:39 AM CST
I'm almost at the end here, and I have a few that don't fit elsewhere:

STOP FLIRTING - My favorite -- tall, vigorous and beautiful
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RESONANCE - Sometimes it looks blue, other times beige-grey -- Another really vigorous one!
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CHOCOLATE ECSTASY - This one is really a milk chocolate/dark chocolate color, but I couldn't capture it correctly with my camera
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CAJUN COOKING - Picture taken at Snowpeak Irises
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Betty
Name: Jake
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jakedasnake89
Mar 20, 2012 3:58 PM CST
The first one is amazing!
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 20, 2012 6:26 PM CST

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I Must Have It - so glad to have chosen this one as a bonus from Mid-America last year. Based on how it looks right now, it is going to be a rapid increaser here.
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Haunted Heart - wish I had bought this one last year. Hopefully, that will be rectified this year.
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Ticklish - IB, really regret not buying this one last year because I can't find it for sale this year
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Just Crazy - just wish I had a better picture
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Amorous Duet - SDB, cute little guy
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 20, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Gosh, I totally forgot about JUST CRAZY -- It's just beautiful and I really love it! I purchased it last year, and I took pictures at Mid-America and Keith Keppel's in 2009 and 2010:
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And HAUNTED HEART -- what can I say? Absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe I forgot about these two. Thanks so much for including them, Kent!
At Keith Keppel's, 2010
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I think I must have I MUST HAVE IT! I put it down as a suggestion for a bonus plant at Mid-America this year, and if I do not get it this year I'll have to order it next year. Really gorgeous color!

Betty
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 21, 2012 5:04 AM CST
Nice ones, I planted Haunted Heart last year, hoping to see it's bloom this year. I was going to add a few pics, but they don't upload for some reason. Just keeps trying, but nothing going... will have to try later.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 21, 2012 5:38 AM CST
Ok, now it let me upload.
Peking Dancer and Chuckles
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Chardonnay and Ice and Lady Jane
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Tango Amego and Piccadily Circus
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Tom
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 21, 2012 8:36 AM CST
OMG Betty, Stop Flirting is simply awesome. Do you have it or did you take pictures in OR?

Thanks everyone for posting pictures, thanks to all of you I have ordered too many for this year. I have no idea where they are going.

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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Mar 21, 2012 9:17 AM CST
I Must Have It looks like a really nice one great pics.
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Mar 21, 2012 9:23 AM CST

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Betja that is the best picture I personally have seen of Stop Flirting, now it is on my list

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

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PollyK
Mar 21, 2012 9:24 AM CST
Haunted Heart is on my to buy list for this year, and there was one that looked a lot like it, maybe a sib to it?
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 21, 2012 9:38 AM CST
The only brown I have is a noid historic.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 21, 2012 9:51 AM CST
Haunted Hearts sib is Ghost Writer.........I hope to cross Haunted Heart and Stop Flirting this spring. Both were planted last year but look like they will bloom.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 21, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Jerry, I have that historic one too, don't know the name either.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Mar 22, 2012 11:40 AM CST

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Wow, gorgeous! That is one cool looking iris, STOP FLIRTING!

And Kent, love the coloring on I Must Have It, I think I Must Have It too!

It's always fun to enlarge each image to see all the beautiful details, that's what I enjoyed about Tom's beauties, great colors and veins, just lovely!

And Jerry, that is one special looking historic, they are great classic beauties.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 22, 2012 11:59 AM CST

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Forgot to add images for this thread.

I think I would classify this as more beige than yellow, it's HONEY SCOOP and has rebloomed for me the past few years in Nov.

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I love this one! PRAETORIAN GUARD



RUSH CREEK I think can pass for the brown category, a rusty copper brown.



I took this shot at Schreiner's but hope mine blooms this year, so many to look forward to, only a few weeks away now!
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