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[Sticky] -- Bonus acorns for iris pictures by KentPfeifferNov 22, 2017 2:45 AM55
[Sticky] -- Vendor list by PollyKOct 16, 2017 9:54 AM249
Iris ordering season has begun!...Is it really that time already??? by Dachsylady86Nov 23, 2017 5:51 PM27
Mindless chatter by MuddymittsNov 23, 2017 5:38 PM13,530
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by LestvNov 23, 2017 4:37 PM1,415
Great Resource When Searching for Specific TB Iris by irisdudeNov 23, 2017 3:26 PM15
Bloom Season 2017 by shizenNov 23, 2017 1:01 PM3,545
......can you all stand another iris kitty pict? by TBManNov 23, 2017 5:11 AM34
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSunNov 23, 2017 4:24 AM839
The Naming of Irises by janwaxNov 23, 2017 12:35 AM32
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwaxNov 22, 2017 6:05 PM775
Most disliked by TiaLeeNov 22, 2017 2:08 PM160
Irises that take their time to bloom. by tveguy3Nov 22, 2017 1:40 PM60
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032Nov 21, 2017 7:59 AM11,422
This is an Ask NGA question! Bearded iris in So. Cal by lmarth49Nov 20, 2017 11:27 AM9
What Permanent Labeling Is Best For Irises? by TBGDNNov 20, 2017 6:26 AM113
What type of property do you have to plant Iris? by AlanJNov 20, 2017 6:19 AM103
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sageNov 19, 2017 10:29 AM164
SUPER FREAK - Chimeras and other oddities by enidcandlesNov 19, 2017 8:04 AM226
Purple base foliage in pictures by Misawa77Nov 17, 2017 9:52 PM57

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Queen Anne's Lace'), TBMan wrote:

..... although older, still as good as, if not better than, anything new in the red bearded white/near white color class

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Revision'), Winklemanmr wrote:

11/10/17 - Found with rot. Severe damage. Cut damage off. Dipped in bleach solution. drying and will try to replant in pots and place pots on heated patio to attempt to recover.

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hey Yo Silver Edge'), TsFlowers wrote:

I was being goofy when I named this Iris. Both this Iris and 'Billowy Violet,' which are sibs, clump up fast. Now that can be a good thing, or perhaps not. When an Iris increases *very* quickly, it can also cause small rhizomes with rhizomes upon rhizome and this can decrease flower production in certain Iris varieties; causing one to have to thin the clump for better bloom.

Because this Iris began its life like its sib (sib = Sibling), there is a possibility that it will perform well in poor dry conditions close to a tree line with only afternoon sun.

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Billowy Violet'), TsFlowers wrote:

After seeing another posted photo of this Iris, I'm disappointed. I probably wouldn't purchase the Iris myself.
However, my recommendation is to grow this particular Iris in **low fertility dry soil** (like close to a tree line). That's where the seedling started, and that's where I think it will perform the best. Its maiden blooms look much better than later blooms after being moved. But it suffered in its first location for several years before I finally got it moved. It looks okay at the new lot, where soil is/was fresh and more fertile, but not as good as maiden blooms.

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Drinks at Sunset'), AndreaD wrote:

Very vigorous grower and reliable bloomer. Gorgeous color.

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