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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 4:39 PM CST
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
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Jan 2, 2019 5:12 PM CST
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.
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 5:37 PM CST
@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.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 2, 2019 7:09 PM CST
Also Joni's Dance-in-the-Wind Iris Garden. I got several from her last year.
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 7:11 PM CST
I will have to take a look there, also. Thank you Evelyn.
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iciris
Jan 2, 2019 7:32 PM CST
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.




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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
Orchids Region: United States of America Peonies
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 7:56 PM CST
@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
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 8:28 PM CST
@evelyninthegarden Do I just email her to request a few printed pages & she sends a price list, of available cultivars? Thanks , Evelyn.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 2, 2019 8:36 PM CST
Yes, that is the process. Just send her an email and she will send you a catalog. (As far as I know.)
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jan 2, 2019 8:38 PM CST
O.K. Great, I will do just that. I think she may have that Spiced Tiger(?) I may want.
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Jan 2, 2019 10:56 PM CST
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.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jan 3, 2019 4:37 AM CST
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.
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
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ShawnSteve
Jan 3, 2019 7:50 AM CST
@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
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Jan 3, 2019 8:24 AM CST
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.
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
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ShawnSteve
Jan 3, 2019 9:56 AM CST
@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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2019 12:13 PM CST
Joni's doesn't seem to have many of the iris named. Is it usual that they are sold by them without a name?
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
Orchids Region: United States of America Peonies
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ShawnSteve
Jan 3, 2019 12:52 PM CST
@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.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2019 6:23 PM CST
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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2019 6:26 PM CST
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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2019 6:27 PM CST
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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