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Talking about Pacific Coast Iris (Iris 'Silver Moon') on April 23, Polymerous wrote:

I recently discovered this unregistered PCI iris, being sold by Sequim Rare Plants. http://sequimrareplants.com/Ir... After I ordered it, I did another search and discovered a different nursery *also* selling a PCI with the name "Silver Moon", but their image and description differs from that of the first nursery. http://www.yerbabuenanursery.c... A third nursery also carries a PCI "Silver Moon"; their image and description appears to match that of the second nursery. http://www.goldrushnursery.com...

So it looks like there are (at least) two different PCIs in commerce going under the (unregistered with the AIS) name of "Silver Moon".
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Snow Day') on April 15, Polymerous wrote:

Per the hybridizer, this iris will rebloom in warm climates (at least zone 7). It has rebloomed here in my zone 9 garden.
Talking about Reticulated Iris (Iris 'Frank Elder') on April 15, William wrote:

In comparison to the somewhat similar 'Katharine Hodgkin', 'Frank Elder' has paler flowers and an orange stripe on the falls. Katharine Hodgkin has a yellow stripe.
Talking about Dutch Iris (Iris x hollandica) on April 14, bxncbx wrote:

For those who want to try growing Dutch iris from seed here is some advice. Try wintersowing. Just make sure you don't throw away the jugs too quickly. I wintersowed some seed January 2017. The seeds did not germinate until April 2018.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Wishes Granted') on March 12, lilpod13 wrote:

This was a bonus from Keith, and I admit I hadn't really taken much notice of this hybrid before I received it. That said, the blooms on this cultivar are very sturdy and have a sheen that make them appear almost as if they were artificial. I'm guessing this hybrid isn't as appreciated as it should be considering the low number of folks who grow it in their garden. I want to state emphatically that this should be considered by everyone because of its fabulous blooms and magnificent beards (can't forget to mention the beards!).
Talking about Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bitsy') on March 11, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: AMD4468: (3800: (((Shrinking Violet x Timmie Too) x ((Star Child x (Norah x Thisbe)) x sib)) x (unknown x ((Norah x Thisbe) x (Frenchi x Pagoda)))) x 3384: ((Atomic Blue x I. binata) x (Roberts 51-38 x Little Charmer))) X AMD3829: (Tiny Apricot x (((Prodigy x ((Red-Lilli x Pogo) x Regards)) x (Buttercup Charm x (Pink Amber x Pink Cushion))) x (Buttercup Charm x 2562)))
Talking about Species Iris (Iris versicolor) on February 28, ILPARW wrote:

This Northern Blueflag Iris is a wild species that grows in swamps, marshes, along pond and water edges from southern Labrador to southern Manitoba through Minnesota & Wisconsin & Illinois to Ohio to Virginia up to Massachusetts. It is the provincial flower of Quebec. This species usually grows about 2 to 2.5 feet high and has 3 to 5 flowers on each stalk blooming in late May to June, even early July in the far north. While it is found only in wet places in the wild, even growing in shallow water 2 to 4 inches deep, it does well in average, mesic garden soil. It can be grown like the cultivated irises. It also has thick rhizome roots from which it spreads slowly. It can be divided and reset after blooming. The word "flag" comes from Middle English meaning a "rush" or "sedge."
Talking about Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Opal Wings') on February 24, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: SD4978: (Cupid's Cup x ((3393Pk: (2885Y: (Blonde Doll x 2562B: (Pink Amber x Pink Cushion)) x 2888: (2562A x Buttercup Charm)) x ((2563-O: (Pink Cushion x Roberts 65-R-28) x (Frosty Lemonade x Pink Cushion)) x Pet)) x ((3393 x Pet sib) x (((2563-O x (Pink Amber x Pink Cushion)) x 2885Pch) x 3393Pk)))) X 4988: ((Ceremony x Today's Fashion) x My Sheba)
Talking about Species Iris (Iris pseudacorus) on February 18, Bonehead wrote:

This is a Class C noxious invasive in the Pacific Northwest. Control is recommended but not required. It may sicken livestock although it is generally avoided by herbivores. It clogs small streams and irrigation systems, displaces native vegetation along streambanks, and reduces habitat for waterfowl and fish. It spreads quickly into large clumps in shallow water. It can be pulled by hand or machine, although some folks react to the resins in the leaves and rhizomes. It is extremely difficult to get all the roots and I have had poor luck trying to clear this thug from my pond (we've dug them up using a backhoe). I have also read that one can persistently cut all leaves and stems below the waterline, but have not tried that method. On the plus side, it is a pretty plant with showy yellow flowers. It is native to Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia Minor.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Boundless') on February 11, AndreaD wrote:

Very strong grower. Rebloomed for me last November and kept blooming til mid-January. Flowers had heavy substance that stood up to rain and close to freezing temperatures. Subtle colors.
Talking about Arilbred Iris (Iris 'Hot Ice') on February 1, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: (((((K55-9A x (I. atropurpurea x K53-44DF)) x 633A, yellow TB) x (62-OB-1D x ((Chenik Aga x I. lortetii) x RR64-23A))) x ((63-C-16: (((I. helenae x (I. auraniticax Charon)) x 53-44LF) x Kerr 55-9A) x sib) x (Persian Bronze x (K55-1 x K55-14)))) x (((R66-38J: (inv. K55-9A, I. lortetii, I. auranitica, W83-O, I. barnumae) x Campus Flirt) x (R65-17E: (K56-4 x (I. susiana x OY-640)) x Snoqualmie)) x (((Kelita Adah x V.G.A. AM) x (Welcome Reward x (I. susiana x I. samariae))) x sib))) X R77-96: ((KOM 265 x I. lortetii) x Esther Fay)
Talking about Arilbred Iris (Iris 'So Long') on February 1, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: R77-112U: (R71-117G: ((K55-33-0 x ((I. korolkowii concolor x Judean Charmer) x (I. atrofusca x I. nazarena))) x Clark 67-C6-A: (63-C22 x ((Hel-W118 x K5344 LF) x 640-OY))) x White Lightning) X R80-118F: (Sand Etching x (((CR64-12C: (inv. Iman Onco, I. lortetii, I. auranitica, MX7-0) x (Judean Charmer x Judean Cream)) x Garden Gold) x ((K55-9A x ((I. lortetii x I. auranitica) x (W83-0 x I. barnumae))) x Mishawaka)))
Talking about Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pampered Baby') on January 28, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: Pink Bubbles X Abb5013smpk: (Audacious x (((Flaming Light x (2022b: ((A66: (Norah x Thisbe) x Glittering Amber) x Glittering Amber Sdlg.) x Picture Perfect)) x Fresno Calypso) x ((Louise Hopper x ((New Idea x 2271b) x 2271a: ((Seventh Heaven Sdlg x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f: (666d x 666b)))) x (((New Idea x 1242) x 2022b) x ((A666 x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f)))))
Talking about Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cupid Smiles') on January 28, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: Pink Bubbles X Abb5013smpk: (Audacious x (((Flaming Light x (2022b: ((A66: (Norah x Thisbe) x Glittering Amber) x Glittering Amber Sdlg.) x Picture Perfect)) x Fresno Calypso) x ((Louise Hopper x ((New Idea x 2271b) x 2271a: ((Seventh Heaven Sdlg x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f: (666d x 666b)))) x (((New Idea x 1242) x 2022b) x ((A666 x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f)))))
Talking about Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Play Pal') on January 28, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: Pink Bubbles X Abb5013smpk: (Audacious x (((Flaming Light x (2022b: ((A66: (Norah x Thisbe) x Glittering Amber) x Glittering Amber Sdlg.) x Picture Perfect)) x Fresno Calypso) x ((Louise Hopper x ((New Idea x 2271b) x 2271a: ((Seventh Heaven Sdlg x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f: (666d x 666b)))) x (((New Idea x 1242) x 2022b) x ((A666 x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242f)))))
Talking about Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Snob Appeal') on January 4, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: Little Who X Amt5206bgpksh: (Abb5013smpk: (Audacious x (((Flaming Light x (2022: ((666: (Norah x Thisbe) x Glittering Amber) x (983 x Glittering Amber)) x Picture Perfect)) x Fresno Calypso) x ((Louise Hopper x ((New Idea x 2271: (((Seventh Heaven x Jones 157) x 1381: (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242: (666 x 666))) x 2271)) x (((New Idea x 1242) x 2022) x ((666 x 1381) x 1242))))) x Abridged Version)
Talking about Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Doll Dream') on January 4, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Parentage: Little Who X Amt5206bgpksh: (Abb5013smpk: (Audacious x (((Flaming Light x (2022: ((666: (Norah x Thisbe) x Glittering Amber) x (983 x Glittering Amber)) x Picture Perfect)) x Fresno Calypso) x ((Louise Hopper x ((New Idea x 2271: (((Seventh Heaven x Jones 157) x 1381: (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x 1242: (666 x 666))) x 2271)) x (((New Idea x 1242) x 2022) x ((666 x 1381) x 1242))))) x Abridged Version)
Talking about Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Snob Appeal') on January 4, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Sibling to:

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devotee')

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Doll Dream')
Talking about Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devotee') on January 4, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Sibling to:

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Doll Dream')

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Snob Appeal')
Talking about Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Doll Dream') on January 4, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Sibling to:

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devotee')

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Snob Appeal')

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