Irises forum: My first irises of the year! Yay!!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 19, 2012 9:07 AM CST
Anyone have *any* idea on who these guys are? It rained this morning so I couldn't get a scent out of either, so I don't know if they smell good or not. Both of these are true-to-color w/no touchups. I got the purple from a Craigslist "free" ad and the Yellow/Brown came in as a NoID off of a co-op last year on Cubits. I'm not too worried if these can't be identified.. I'm just happy they're blooming!

Purple NoID - about 15" tall.
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Yellow/Brown NoID - about 10"-12" tall (very short)
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Apr 19, 2012 10:21 AM CST
No clue what they are -- but they're pretty!

Betty
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 19, 2012 3:05 PM CST
No ID. However these are standard dwarf irises SDB And usually bloom in early May here. Nice to have around until tall beardeds bloom.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 2, 2012 9:09 AM CST
EDIT: I found a picture of this on Blue J Irises and remembered the name! This is Blazing Saddles (I got it 'cuz of the name )
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 2, 2012 11:34 PM CST
Oh Toni -- I just watched your youtube video -- a German Roller!! Yes? I haven't seen one or heard one in years. I had a German Roller many years ago, and in fact, bred a pair and had the fun of watching babies being hatched and raised. You brought back good memories -- thank you for that. Do you still have your Canaries?
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 3, 2012 8:56 AM CST
I didn't have anything new in actual bloom this morning, but I have lots & lots of stalks, including on irises that have never bloomed for me before!

Here's a yellow NoID. This iris has NEVER bloomed. When I planted it like 5 years ago in the fall, the following spring I had to hire a bobcat to move 21tons of dirt & he squished my irises flat. So I've never seen this color bloom before. They always grew, just never bloomed.
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And my row of NoIDs. These are all from either Freecycle or Craigslist.. I don't really care about names of irises .. if I don't know them, I'm not going to die or anything. There's peach colored & white w/yellow beards (I think), plus the black/purple ones here (I think!).
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And a straight-down shot of a barely opening purple/black.
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Mary Ann - I didn't have any German rollers. Some of my "American Singers" did sound very Roller-ish, but I never purchased any. Main reason is that they're not that commonly available here! Mostly Spanish Timbrados or "kitchen canaries". And unfortunately I don't have my babies any more. Had to make a decision: keep my cats or keep my canaries. Cats won out. I had at one time up to 33 canaries and they were becoming expensive cat-snacks. Plus it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard to find decent stock here in Colorado!! Regular "kitchen canaries" are between $60-$120, depending on the color (green/yellow/variegated). Red/orange were a minimum of $125. There was one breeder of Russian Singers (*swoon!!*) and they were commanding $400/each!! Blinking Blinking Needless to say, I didn't get any. I still have a ton of cages & supplies that I need to sell off, though.. my big flight cages. Know anyone who'd want to buy any? Hilarious!
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
May 3, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Toni, very pretty irises, especially the Blazing Saddles. My irises are pretty much bloomed out now Crying
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 5, 2012 10:09 PM CST
Pink Pele. I guess this one is a dwarf as it's only about 12" tall.
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and a NoID white. Smells a little .. strange?
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Angie - Mine are just barely starting! I've got LOTS & lots of stalks.. it's awesome!! :D :D :D
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 6, 2012 6:23 AM CST
Very pretty - love that Blazing Saddles.

And cats are the reason I have no pet birds! Plus my son's 9 foot boa that periodically comes home for a visit (and I expect will be back here soon, since he is graduating from college next week) Now I just have to keep my cats, from the snake, instead of the birds, from the cats..... ~Jan
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
May 24, 2012 9:24 AM CST
A few more popped open.. boy these guys are going slowly.. one here, one there. We got about 12 hours of drizzle/rain yesterday, so they look kinda crappy, sorry. :(

Edith Wolford
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Chuckwagon (most of these I bought 'cuz the name's hilarious)
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Dauntless
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This is supposed to be Blue Sky
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 24, 2012 11:39 AM CST
That is a vibrant color on Pink Pele! very pretty. Is Dauntless a TB? Historic no doubt.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
May 24, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Tom - I have NOOOOOOOOOOOO idea. Dauntless seems to be a TB.. not as tall as my mystery yellows (they're massively tall, about 4-4.5'!) When I bought Pink Pele from a co-op from Cubits last year, I wasn't expecting that salmony of a pink more of a softer pink. But, that's what my invoice said & it's in the spot I planted the co-op irises and it's the only pink I ordered, so that's how I came up w/who it was (the tag I used faded w/the snow).
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 24, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Dauntless is a historic TB.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 24, 2012 8:28 PM CST
I too, have been known to buy Iris & daylilies because of the name. great photos ~j

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