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Talking about Siberian Iris (Iris 'Waimate Sunshine') on January 6, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: 91X2B27: (88T5C14: (85E1A6: (Sultan's Ruby sib x (Forrest McCord x sib)) x 85E4A1: ((Butter and Sugar x (Shadow Lake x (Polly Dodge x Anniversary))) x Pas de Deux)) x 88V7C18: (85E4A1 x Ruffled Velvet)) X 92G4B22: (88T5C14 x 87S6C16: ((Butter and Sugar x (Superego x Anniversary)) x Sultan's Ruby sib))
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Thornbird') on December 17, pitcherell4 wrote:

Pictures do not do this iris justice. It is my favorite among them all and is increasing well in my zone 5. It also has stong stalks.
Talking about Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Constant Companion') on November 17, HighdesertNiki wrote:

Bloom wasn't damaged by one night of prolonged 32-degree weather with precipitation. This is in comparison with the other rebloomers at the time, which needed to be deadheaded.
Talking about Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Fire') on November 10, DogsNDaylilies wrote:

The description of this iris says it has a slight, spicy smell, but my bloom's smell is neither slight nor spicy. I found my bloom of this cultivar to have a moderate smell akin to Play-Doh. It was very unexpected and was neither pleasant nor unpleasant (unless, of course, you find the smell of Play-Doh either attractive or repulsive).
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Clarence') on November 6, Hemophobic wrote:

Have 2 bud stalks on Clarence today! Can't believe it. If I could get my computer to read my photo card, I'd post a photo, but it's not cooperating. I'll keep trying.
Talking about Species Iris (Iris sibirica) on October 26, Lalambchop1 wrote:

I have a stand of Siberians that came with my house. Last fall I divided and replanted them. Initially it looked like I'd lost most of them, but they came back well and have filled in the section. They did not bloom this year, but I'm pleased with their progress.
Talking about Species Iris (Iris nigricans) on September 17, robertduval14 wrote:

National flower of Jordan.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Marilyn Jean') on August 30, DavidR wrote:

Does anyone have this Iris? It was introduced by my great aunt. Thanks!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mlle. Schwartz') on July 18, DaveinPA wrote:

This was misidentified for years at Presby as Canyon Mists. Finally confirmed and is B7L. Always looked too blue for being R7L.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ransom Note') on June 13, ljb5966 wrote:

I got this last fall and it was too late to plant in zone 5, so I put it in a bag in the basement all winter. I finally planted it in late May and it sprouted babies almost immediately. That is one hardy iris! I did get 4 different irises, but one did not survive the winter and a critter walked off with one of them. The other one that survived is Final Decision, which is doing great also. So, I would have to say this one is fantastic and I have not even seen it bloom yet. Just the fact that it survived the winter in my basement is amazing!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Simply Coral') on June 2, Dodecatheon3 wrote:

Really nice performance late in the season and good growth here. It's one of the last irises blooming in my garden. Flowers are not large, but there are a lot of them, and it puts on a good show! Color carries well from a distance.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Oriflamme') on May 31, AndreA33 wrote:

One of the first tetraploïd TB created.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Tamerlan') on May 31, AndreA33 wrote:

One of the first tetraploïd TB created.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Isoline') on May 31, AndreA33 wrote:

One of the first triploïd TB created. Still may be fertile.
Talking about Siberian Iris (Iris 'Coronation Anthem') on May 28, critterologist wrote:

Mine just took off this year, after a drier than usual March followed by a really wet April/May. The blooms are a dark, rich blue-violet, much deeper than the other photos seem to show... I'll have to see how my photos turn out.
Talking about Species X Iris (Iris 'Aichi-no-Kagayaki') on May 24, In2art wrote:

This is a good grower in the Pacific Northwest.

I know this as: Iris x pseudata 'Aichi no Kagayaki'
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sandia') on May 22, DaveinPA wrote:

Unfortunately, per the Iris Checklist, 1939, this iris is a red or deep pink self, not a bicolor. It has been sold by at least one seller as pictured, a very nice bicolor. Currently it has no sellers in N.A. The "real one" is being sought from Europe. The AIS wiki picture is from Switzerland.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bronze Beauty.') on May 22, DaveinPA wrote:

This came from the only known seller of something called "Bronze Beauty." There is scant information about this variety, except that one old reference used terms like smoky and somber. It is listed as medium, yellow toned blend, bitone or bicolor. No known comparison exists. No pictures have been found. Those on AIS wiki are from this clump or the seller.
The AIS wiki notes are now updated stating this is not what it is purported to be. There are multiple references from old catalogs that support this finding. For one difference the falls should have been called ruby lavender, velvety crimson and reddish lavender which the photo clearly does not exhibit. So this one is a NO-id one, but is being sold as Bronze Beauty.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rave On') on May 21, PutteringinIdaho wrote:

I adore the tropical tangerine color of this iris. Sadly, it has not been a reliable bloomer for me.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sans Souci') on May 15, AndreA33 wrote:

Sans souci is registered as TB, but could be considered MTB.
Source : "Classic irises and the men and women who created them" by Mahan - 2006

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