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Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rodney William Burns') on June 16, KarijBurns wrote:

How can I purchase a "Rodney william burns" iris? Also the "Sylvia Ann Burns" iris..
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Water Waltz') on June 12, LynNY wrote:

Another light blue iris, ho hum, right? NOT! This iris is HUGE, and it is really the blue of a slightly hazy sky. It has grown like gangbusters for me too. Did I say it was also deliciously ruffly, with great substance? When it bloomed this year for the first time, it literally made me gasp when I walked out in the garden in the morning.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Reckless Abandon') on June 12, LynNY wrote:

Despite this iris' name, and its written description, it is incredibly elegant rather than garish. I highly recommend it!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Good Looking') on June 8, LynNY wrote:

This is an iris that is so much nicer than the photos tend to show. What makes it a standout is the color, a smoky, misty medium purple that looks like something you'd choose for a velvet gown. It is a 1990's vintage so it lacks the intense ruffling (that I adore) of the newer iris, but the flowers are huge and once established it is a vigorous grower here for me in the northeast. Because of the color, it goes in any cut flower arrangement --- it was great as the "feature" with County Cork and Crimson Lights, but it could also be the background for a wilder selection, whether warm or cool colors. Gotta say, I love it!
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bravery') on June 8, LynNY wrote:

When I saw the pictures of this iris, I knew I had to have it despite my general lack of success in keeping Joe Ghio's gorgeous irises alive in my rainy climate. This year, it bloomed. It is every bit as amazing as the picture --- no ---- more amazing. The flower is huge. It glows. It is worth every struggle to grow. If I were the person giving out the Wister Medal --- this would be a winner. Try it! It will leave you breathless.
Talking about Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bazinga') on June 3, tveguy3 wrote:

This iris sure can vary in color pattern from year to year, and from place to place it seems.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'County Cork') on June 2, LynNY wrote:

Great for cut flowers!

They call this iris green, but I'd describe it as a pale, greyed yellow. It is a prolific grower for me. The flower has a graceful form and is condensed on the stalk rather than being really tall, which makes it great in a vase. In the garden, it's not a standout when there are so many more dramatic irises, but it really comes into its own in flower arrangements. It goes with almost any color, and is a great backdrop for wild colored or intensely patterned irises.
Talking about Siberian Iris (Iris 'Gull's Wing') on June 1, csandt wrote:

Poor performer in my garden. Clump has shrunk over the years.
Talking about Iris (Iris reticulata 'Spot On.') on May 29, critterologist wrote:

Hybridized in 1987 by Alan McMurtrie, introduced in 2014(?), commercially available "in modest quantity."
Talking about Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata 'Ruby.') on May 29, critterologist wrote:

Hybridized by Alan McMurtrie in 2003.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pinkity') on May 18, Polymerous wrote:

This season (2018) I noticed that the amount of PBF on 'Pinkity' is variable, from rhizome to rhizome. Some rhizomes have almost no PBF, just a little bit down near the brown base. The PBF is much more noticeable on other rhizomes.
Talking about Dutch Iris (Iris x hollandica 'Blue Magic') on May 13, speed2010 wrote:

I planted my Dutch Irises last year and got blooms. Winter came and the green leaves never died back so I never cut them. Summer is almost here and they are hanging in there, but I am wondering whether they will return and give me blooms. The very tip of the leaves is brown. Can I transplant them? Thanks.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Oasis Gary') on May 12, TexasShellie wrote:

This has been an excellent performer with extended bloom time and is fertile.
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Shire') on May 3, Polymerous wrote:

My blooms show no sign of pink, and I see no sign of orange in the beard, but they do have a bit of greyed lavender striping just below the beard. I contacted Winterberry and they confirmed that I had the right plant (and said that the pink was a "sometimes" thing that may be dependent on soil and temperature).
Talking about Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rustic Charm') on April 28, TexasShellie wrote:

This has been a great pollen producer! I love the flower also.
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. 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.

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!).

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