William's Plant List

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Plant Status Notes Events
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Absolute Treasure')
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2017 Laymont, Faboulus. First bloom 2018. Grows very well and is hardy with large blooms.
Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Antonella')
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Tasquier 2016
(2017 Bianco)
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Aria Cigana')
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Exceptionally Hardy Irises
2016 Bianco
A splendid free flowering cultivar. Tolerant of wet and cold during winter and very beautiful in the garden. In 2018, after the extremely cold and wet summer 2017, 11 of 17 fans bloomed and this in a less than ideal iris location!
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bottle Rocket')
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Clara Garden 2018
Fabulous colors. Clara Garden 2018 (replacement for the Iris4U 2017 rhizome that died).
Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Brachetto')
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Bianco 2018
Bianco 2018. Seems extremely strong growing and free flowering. 10 increases and 6 stalks in its first year from a single fan rhizome. Early bloom.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Brilliant Disguise')
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2017 Gombault. Striking colors. A favorite
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Celestial Explosion')
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2017 Cayeux. First bloom 2018. A favorite.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cigarillo')
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2016 +2017 Cayeux Bonus.
Severe damage winter 2016/2017 on those planted in 2016, but no problems with the two rhizomes planted in 2017 in a drier location. Surprisingly warm and inviting color that can be hard to capture in photos. A favorite. The 2 potted rhizomes that spent the winter in the greenhouse, recovering from rot, tries to bloom in the autumn of 2019.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dusky Challenger')
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2016 Cayeux.
Easy to understand why this one is so loved.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Girotondo')
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2017 Bianco. Bloom 2018.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mary Frances')
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2015 Cayeux
Strong scent and beautiful color in the garden. A favorite, but few increases only two per mature fan. Some problems with rot in difficult winters, but not serious.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Nelly Tardivier')
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Laymont 2018
Laymont 2018, received 2 rhizomes
Very beautiful and different, Excellent stem strength in 2019, hopefully this continues even with taller stems on more established plants.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Paillasse')
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Exceptionally Hardy Irises
2015 Cayeux
A Favorite. Sturdy stems and big flower, comparable to modern cultivars. Healthy.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Patchwork Puzzle')
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Exceptionally Hardy Irises
Laymont 2017. Survived a very difficult first winter in a location that many irises rotted in, and managed to bloom in its first spring. A favorite. Very late bloomer.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Paul Black')
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2015 Cayeux
Excellent. Great vigor and very beautiful in the garden.
A favorite.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Petticoat Shuffle')
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2016 Cayeux
Bloom 2017.
A favorite. Striking flowers. Probably a bit slower to increase, but the rhizomes are very large. 2 fans rotted in spring 2018, but it made a full recovery during summer.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Purple Serenade')
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Exceptionally Hardy Irises
2016 Cayeux
Huge flowers that really draws the eye. Big rhizomes that so far have been very resilient against soft rot. Growth is slow, but steady.
A favorite.

Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Star in the Night')
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Black 2009
(Laymont 2017 Bonus)
Double rhizome and both bloomed in 2018. Rather stunning iris.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Tanaro')
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Bianco 2017.
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Terre a Silex')
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2016 Cayeux. Long lasting blooms that hold up very well to rain. Buds seem to open in slow progression, although this has to be monitored for subsequent years. It did show fairly severe leaf spot in the difficult and wet summer of 2017 and also had some foliage rotting in the same summer. Rhizomes seemed healthy with increases, but all roots are dead and most started to rot. Possibly a result from all the bleach treatment or from the excessive water? One small increase survived 2018.

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