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Talking about Species Iris (Iris domestica) on January 19, tabbycat wrote:

We have lots of birds visit our row of 15 ft. lorepetalums so I'm always finding new plants under them from the bird droppings. I found this plant in Fall 2017 & recognized it as 'Blackberry Lily' but the color was to be a surprise. I've found yellow ones & orange ones but this two-tone peach is a delightful change. The plant got 30 inches tall with about 10 flowers in 2018.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Supercharged') on January 13, 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
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'You're the One') on January 4, 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!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Beautician') on January 4, 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!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sights Unlimited') on December 27, KentPfeiffer wrote:

Sibling to Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Fine Fixin's')
Talking about Pacific Coast Iris (Iris 'Premonition of Spring') on December 8, 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).
Talking about Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devil May Care') on November 20, Deebie wrote:

I love the contrasting orange beard on this beautiful dark purple iris. It grows and multiplies well in my zone 8a SC garden.
Talking about Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devil May Care') on October 21, Australis wrote:

Whilst this cultivar appears near-black in photos, in person I find it to be a very dark purple and much nicer than the photos suggest.
Talking about Species Iris (Iris verna var. smalliana 'Brumback Blue') on October 21, AntMan01 wrote:

According to the introducer of this selection, Jan Sacks and Marty Schafer, they regard this cultivar as Iris verna var. smalliana, due to the wider leaves than the type species, and the shorter distance between offshoots. I have reconfirmed with Jan & Marty that they consider this Iris verna ssp. smalliana 'Brumback Blue', named for horticulturalist and former director of the New England Wildflower Society Bill Brumback. I recommend changing the record accordingly. Thank you.

Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Stairway to Heaven') on September 30, bron wrote:

Another one for the sub tropics!!! I am amazed as I only recently planted this out from a small pot where I had put it on receiving a small fan only 4 months ago. Not fully open yet but I accidentally broke the tall bloom spike while watering it in, so this is my FFE.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Tay Daum') on September 30, bron wrote:

Tay Daum has bloomed 4 months from when I bought a small fan from the hybridiser. I first put it in a 6"pot. Before I planted it out recently, it had a tall bloom spike which I cut and gave away. I am amazed it has done so well, and big blooms have continued for a month now. We had some cool nights but it only reached freezing for a few minutes on a couple of nights. Great having early bloomers in this sub tropical (YES!) climate.

It has a very slight, not great fragrance.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ida Red') on September 8, Polymerous wrote:

I just divided my clump of 'Ida Red'. The PBF is not at all strong, barely a hint way down at the base. This, in early September in northern CA (zone 9).
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Well Spice') on September 7, Lestv wrote:

Another Burseen that I think the wiki has wrong. I received it from Tom Burseen as "Well Spiced" not Spice.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Engaging Views') on September 7, Lestv wrote:

I wonder if the Wiki and the database have the name right. I had the iris sent to me from Tom Burseen and it is written by him on my order form and on the iris as "Engaging View" not Views.
Talking about Pacific Coast Iris (Iris 'Conga Line') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: NP-63A: (LP-103W: (JR-92D2: (Band of Showers x AP-150I2: (FP-263R: (Bar Code x Ocean Blue) x FP-249M, Public Eye sib)) x JP-94E3: (Patchy Fog x HP-134bo: (FP-249M x FP-263S, Like Clockwork sib))) x Yalapa) x NP-65D: (LR-104K: (JP-92D2 x Air Waves) x Fresh Eyes)
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Double Wedding') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: 07-58A-U2: (03-76E: (01-170-Z2, Resonance sib, x 01-105-02: (99-73R3: (97-104C4: (Mood Swing x Faberge) x Fogbound) x Opposing Forces)) x 05-29W2: (03-72W2: (Resonance x 01-169pk, Magical pollen parent) x 03-68T3: (01-170P3, Resonance sib, x 01-105-02))) x My Beloved
Talking about Siberian Iris (Iris 'Dusky Dawn') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: Solar Energy x S07-96-1: (Pomegranate Punch x S04-32K-10: (At the Crossroads x S01-51-11: (S97-62B-3B, On Her Toes sib, x S97-62C-1: (Strawberry Social x S94-42-2: (S90-58-3: (S97-9-4, Pleasures of May sib, x Pleasures of May) x S92-65-1, Sarah Tiffney sib)))))
Talking about Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Festive Bow') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: A253B: (Delayed Development x All is Bright) x T255A: (It's Amazing x Q87B: (Hugs x O336B: (L334A: (I275B: (E131B: (B301BB: (Tweety Bird x 91324G, see Pink Frosting pollen parent) x E281AA: (Tweety Bird x 91216, Spin Again sib)) x F242AA, Pink Frosting pollen parent) x Easter) x L352A, see Breathtaking pod parent)))
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Late Hours') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: KK 1320-1: (GG 721-1: (DD 1249-1: (1987 #15, unknown, x Champagne Elegance) x Joyous Morn) x EE 932-6: (Starlight Express x AA 1203-A: (T 1390-B: (M 636-C: (H1022-C: (D391-1: (Coraband x W1199-1: (R 113-R: (Amethyst Flame x Alpenrose) x Cashmere)) x D1158-A: (Y1290-BB: (R116-3: (Amethyst Flame x Lavish Lady) x Arctic Flame) x White Taffeta)) x Chamber Music) x Chartreuse Ruffles) x Ruffles and Lace))) x Romantic Evening
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Offa Chart') on September 6, admin wrote:

Parentage: 10-846: (08-282: (Juicy Rumours x unknown) x 08-243: (06-5: (Worship Me x I'm So Vain) x 06-36: (03-397: (Stand in Awe x 01-432: (99-192, see Elvis Dreamer, x 99-472: (Fred's Gal x Poppa John))) x 03-685: (A-176, Casino Cruiser pod parent, x Grandma's Smile)))) x 10-238: (Source of Course x Skip a Beat)

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