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Japanese Iris, 2018 (Iris Ensata) by frankrichards16 Sep 13, 2018 6:06 PM 9
Marking information: what to include by Keysfins Sep 12, 2018 9:10 AM 17
Deepening in by UncleWill Sep 11, 2018 12:43 PM 12
Recording Zones for Rebloomers by urania1 Sep 11, 2018 3:56 AM 4
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Sep 9, 2018 8:23 AM 253
Soak rhizomes before planting them? by AndreaD Sep 8, 2018 1:16 PM 11
Tall Bearded Iris by NicoleAndree Sep 5, 2018 6:54 PM 12
When you hear a name for an iris, what would come to mind by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 1:15 PM 16
Your 2019 order wish list by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 9:41 AM 60
Early Bloom season by javaMom Aug 30, 2018 1:47 PM 50
You really must grow....(recommend your favourites and why) by cwwilson3 Aug 30, 2018 5:44 AM 53
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Looking for dawn glory by MISnowman Aug 28, 2018 12:18 PM 7
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Just some iris updates by Rebekah Aug 27, 2018 12:45 PM 5
This is an Ask NGA question! Mountain Sunrise iris by Paty305 Aug 26, 2018 2:33 PM 5
any interest in arils? by shizen Aug 26, 2018 1:13 PM 10
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Iris Identification - Hi, I'm new here by UndyingLight Aug 25, 2018 12:09 PM 22
Can I plant catmint in my iris? by Frillylily Aug 24, 2018 9:46 PM 23
AIS Awards are up by Polymerous Aug 22, 2018 11:22 PM 46
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Aug 22, 2018 9:49 AM 87
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Supercharged'), TBMan wrote:

..... unfortunate that the parentage is not known, but it's obviously from planned crosses. It would've been interesting to duplicate the parentage of this cultivar, to see what else comes up. Variegatas, much like plicatas, because of their ancestry, can throw many different variations

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'You're the One'), lilpod13 wrote:

One day we'll look back and say "nice iris with a 'blue beard'", but for now it's a great step forward in hybridizing getting this color combo. Can't wait to see what comes in the next few years!

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Beautician'), lilpod13 wrote:

What an exquisite beauty. Reminds me of Parisian Dawn with similar color characteristics and a beautiful rounded form to the falls. If this grows half as well as Keith's hybrid, then Tom has a real winner here!

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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sights Unlimited'), KentPfeiffer wrote:

Sibling to Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Fine Fixin's')

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Talking about Pacific Coast Iris (Iris 'Premonition of Spring'), Polymerous wrote:

I first got this iris as a bareroot plant in November of 2017. I potted it up into a 1 gallon pot and kept it moist into spring of 2018.

In spring of 2018 (amazed that it was still alive, in part because it was getting too warm and sunny on the patio where it had been growing), I put the potted iris underneath a deciduous oak (where I already had a couple of in-ground PCIs growing). It stayed in that pot all summer and fall, with only whatever stray irrigation it might have gotten from the 2x/week sprinklers, plus a rare hit of water from a watering can. (It got some late afternoon sun in that location.)

I went out there today to look at that area (my garden helper had dug a hole there that he wasn't supposed to), and was stunned to find the plant in bloom. A PCI blooming in December?!! And it's still in its one gallon pot (which supposedly is a no-no - no PCIs in pots more than a year).

Color-wise (not to mention a nearby I. confusa), that spot is not an ideal location for this iris. But otherwise yes (another rule broken - no afternoon sun).

What an iris - it is certainly a keeper (if it survives my putting it into the ground somewhere).

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