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Jan 2, 2019 4:39 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
Hi. There are so many vendors, besides some using Facebook, now... I considered asking Mr. Ghio by email, but don't want to be a bother .As maybe fans of those can be bought from other California vendors, near the Bay area as I was thinking, Superstitions, but not certain if they sell wholesale, or just get the price list, by paying a couple dollars, unless of course, it is whole sale! Then, I also am interested & want to look for 'Broken Colors' Iris, but not necessarily only those by Kasperek (sp?) Is there a separate vendor that specializes in those? It would take me hours, to look at all these vendors websites! I figure, some of you experts are more familiar with some of the catalogs, & from previous purchases. Thanks. Shawn
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Jan 2, 2019 5:12 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
There are several vendors that have broken color irises, but the largest collection I can think of is from Blue J iris. They are currently open for 2019 orders. You can specifically click a tab that directs you to all of the broken color irises available in their catalog.
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Jan 2, 2019 5:37 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@Dachsylady86 Thanks, I will have a look at Blue J.. It seems a bit early, but figure they are dormant anyway. I appreciate your help, with the 'broken colors', Liz.
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Jan 2, 2019 7:09 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Also Joni's Dance-in-the-Wind Iris Garden. I got several from her last year.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jan 2, 2019 7:11 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
I will have to take a look there, also. Thank you Evelyn.
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Jan 2, 2019 7:32 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Shawn, here are some pictures of Gnus Flash and Batik
Thumb of 2019-01-03/iciris/c504c4 Thumb of 2019-01-03/iciris/c20aa9
If they come through winter ok, I can send you some each. But please remind me in the summer.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jan 2, 2019 7:56 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@iciris Thank you Barbara. I have the 'Batik' in blue, I just want the original violet, that I thought it was supposed to be.
I had 'Gnus Flash' before, then a replacement, which may have reverted to solid colors (pale) but may have been incorrectly labelled. I will take you up on the offer on that & then you can see if once you see in person if there is any difference, with my 'Batik' to yours. Much appreciated. Shawn
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Jan 2, 2019 8:28 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@evelyninthegarden Do I just email her to request a few printed pages & she sends a price list, of available cultivars? Thanks , Evelyn.
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Jan 2, 2019 8:36 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Yes, that is the process. Just send her an email and she will send you a catalog. (As far as I know.)
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jan 2, 2019 8:38 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
O.K. Great, I will do just that. I think she may have that Spiced Tiger(?) I may want.
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Jan 2, 2019 10:56 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
I've never had a true broken colour. I want one, or 39. The only one I know for certain I purchased as "broken colour" as Batik, bloomed faaar darker purple and as a self and not Batik. Sadly, the iris purchased began blooming (it was from Lowe's) and I have not seen it since. I lost one of the two, and the other, which I hope I found was transplanted two years back. Crossed fingers for this year! If not, I'll move it again to better soil.

Thanks for posing the question, Shawn. I was also wanting to find broken colors.
AB Iris 'Saracen Cinnamon' faithfully blooming early. (May 2022)
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Jan 3, 2019 4:37 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Shawn, the best place to buy Ghio irises is from Ghio. He has some really super low prices on his older varieties. He also has a neat grab bag kind of thing where you send him an amount of money you can afford, and he sends you a bunch of irises. Worth the try.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 3, 2019 7:50 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@Evelyninthegarden I tried one email, to Joni , but was returned. Is the last part of the email addy abb.nebraska.com ?

@UndyingLight I ordered a collection of four, on sale from Brecks ( with guarantee) which had the violet purple ''Batik', 'Tiger Honey' & had either 'Gnus Flash' or Bewilderbeast', but no pink one, even replacement... But I rbought the last two, from Jung. & had to replace, once again, but no luck. Though , this 'Batik' from HD is blue, with plenty of white (photo in a previous post, in a thread?)

@iciris Barbara & I will exchange 'Batik' to compare (& I likely provide some flower seed or seedlings, too) & get a 'Gnus Flash', too.
@tveguy3 I will email Mr. Ghio about some Iris. I had contacted him, about one of his Dahlia I liked,...& he likely had quite a few other requests for it!Appreciate that info, Tom.
I really do appreciate all of your help & suggestions. Shawn
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Jan 3, 2019 8:24 AM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
If you directly send him a check for the catalog with your address (I think $3) he will mail you one when they go out around early March.
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Jan 3, 2019 9:56 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@Dachsylady86 I got a reply & when the print catalog is mailed out, I will be receiving one! They have about 6 broken colors & Ghio's too. Will know which cultivars in February, after it gets mailed out. Since I already have seed trays going with mostly perennials & biennials, plus snapdragons, then I can sow my annuals, plus add Oriental poppy roots, ( Jung, Breck's, Lily Pad Bulb Farm, Holland Bulbs) then add Ghio Iris ( mostly tall bearded & broken colors.. Next, will work on Roses (Austin's plus old cv,'s over time...) & cactus / laciniated Dahlias, after Iris, for a mixed border. But, waiting on seeds from Floret, Pinetree, 2BSeeds, plus others I had, seeds of, which are also hardy annuals. Then the warm weather seeds go in.trays, or direct sow Cosmos Cupcakes, Double Click, Cupcakes , Zinnia & Marigolds- Mum's type (The actual Fuji /spider Mums from King's, get ordered early, to flower in fall ) for when most annuals are about done for... Pansies (ruffled) got a late start, as it was hot through October.
I hope I get my color scheme going correctly. I just miss all my Peony varieties. I do not miss, digging in this garden soil. Glare That had taken many years of adding those....So ready for spring weather, but it seems like that now. (Until there is a 'real snowfall !) Shawn
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Jan 3, 2019 12:13 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Joni's doesn't seem to have many of the iris named. Is it usual that they are sold by them without a name?
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 3, 2019 12:52 PM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
@Lestv I think there is a printed list, you have to request.. Is that what you are asking about? I just couldn't seem to get the email address correct, to request the price list, which ought to include the named cultivars.
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Jan 3, 2019 6:23 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks Steve.

Btw - to find the largest selection of broken color iris on the Blue J site you will have to search through the alphabetical lists. The link for broken colored iris has very few, while there are many in the lists.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 3, 2019 6:26 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
And to answer the question for all of you wondering how I know all this
- ....I was looking for Burseen replacements. Big Grin And they have Keppel's IB Moonglade that I love!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 3, 2019 6:27 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
And they also have tons of Ghio's.... Whistling In case Joe can't supply them, of course.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black

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