Irises forum: 2018 Seedlings

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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Jan 22, 2019 11:18 AM CST
Oh boy.... -straps on helmet- this is what happens when you're away for four days...

16-110 - I might be the only one, but I would LOVE having this in my garden. The colour to me is fantastic, and the branching and form are great as well. I'd love to take one if you would like.

13-63 is very, very nice!

13-4 as others have noted, this is really uniquely coloured. If you have good growthe, good branching and good form, you might just have yourself a knock-out with this one!!

13-49 A & F - Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

There are some truly magical crosses here, Brad. I really hope that one day, my crosses look have as good as your's do. That would be a big honour.

The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 22, 2019 11:29 AM CST
More beautiful seedlings!

13-49A Is nice!
13-49E Is my favorite in this group.
13-49H I like the upright form on this one.

13-50E Is my fav in this group.
13-50F Hard to see a difference from 50E.

12-39 That beard jumps right out at you.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 22, 2019 11:45 AM CST
I'm on the 13-49A bench! But they're all beautiful, Brad - the Just Witchery x My Beloved cross is sensational!
let the mystery be
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 22, 2019 2:04 PM CST
Sleep deprivation, Leslie. Hilarious!

Lestv said:Butterscotch Bliss or Pinkily?


It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 22, 2019 6:06 PM CST
No, I just missed the name suggestion you were discussing somewhere. Though Pinkily would be cute for a dwarf.....
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 22, 2019 8:16 PM CST
There hadn't been a discussion, Leslie, I just threw butterscotch bliss out there as a descriptor and later thought it might make a good name. Hilarious!

Pinkily would make a good SDB name. Smiling
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Jan 22, 2019 9:50 PM CST
Brad: Thank you for the "My Beloved" recommendation. I was going to order Gentle Soul and found out I own it already Smiling So My Beloved will be the perfect substitute. I really love 13-49A too.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Jan 23, 2019 1:40 AM CST
One of My Favorite Pinks from Joe is Unconditional Love it has been a reliable bloomer and grower here even through the rough years it has pulled through and put a show on. Lot's of seedlings coming from this one in the future Smiling Here is the 1st group of them from a cross in 2013 I had twitchy fingers standing in the garden with pollen from UL and decided Ledgermain was the one that day nodding this cross produced lots of unique colored flowers in all kinds of shades of pinks/oranges/and yellows while the majority of them did not make it through our disaster these did and most flowered for the 1st time this year after being moved multiple times. I wish some of them had better form but the color's were Outstanding !

(Unconditional Love)
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13-2( Ledgermain X Unconditional Love)
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Jan 23, 2019 2:34 AM CST
Serjio.. Thank You feel free to use any of my pictures to share with the group in Russia Smiling Not enough stock to do anything with them yet as I need to build back up on them 2016-17 were tough but there are a couple getting close Smiling

Debra.. I love the name it fits Smiling and that flower is unique enough to get a name but will be a couple years before there is enough to do anything with it Smiling the other one you mentioned 12-39 I like the flower but there has been quite a few over the years in that color range so I question it.

Barbara.. 13-49A is everything I hoped for when I made the cross and at this point very happy with it the others were the same as tonights plants shown and saved from my field they bloomed for the 1st time so not sure what I have just yet with them but happy some more from that cross survived and I finally get to see them Smiling the same situation with 13-50 there are a couple more from this cross that are still here but did not bloom this year that were very good last year but of these shown I liked D for the beards they are bright blue when it 1st opens and it had a lot of buds and the white is very clean but flowers didn't branch well .. C was unique because of the height it may end up being a BB and had very pretty colors up close.Lot's of visitors liked it as it was along my walk path amazing how much growth it has put on in 2 years if it stays that size it will be unique I think. Looking forward to seeing them again in May Smiling

Rob.. 13-49E Ruffles and Ruffles Smiling but no stem this year Crossing Fingers! it was terribly hot and things grew funny maybe it gets better this year but the flower was awesome ! 12-39 very pretty up close but is it different enough from what's out there to give it a name ? Would you buy it ? These are some of things I was asking myself this year as I was standing there looking at it. Rolling my eyes. I maybe to hard on them but want to put out plants you don't need name tags for you can look across the garden and go that's Butterscotch Bliss Smiling

Monty..Thank You ! I hope you do a little pollen daubing in the spring you will enjoy the process and be amazed at some of the things that pop up out of a cross especially using some of the newer plants the pedigrees are complex so you can virtually get anything especially if you are into Plicata's wait till we get into the gardens in California and Oregon they are Magical. Smiling

Les.. I"ll get to play with Dwarfs this year for the 1st time thanks to you Smiling looking forward to that.

Elsa.. I have one more to suggest in that color range it is my favorite of them all (Heavenly Host) look it up in the database Smiling
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 23, 2019 4:44 AM CST
B,D, F and G are my favorites from this group. With D at the top of my list. I sure like Ledgermain, and have tried many times to get it to set a pod with no luck. I'll have to keep trying. Some interesting ones here for sure.
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 23, 2019 5:01 AM CST
C, D, and F would be first picks, and B would come in second.
Edit to say another very nice cross.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 23, 2019 1:25 PM CST
Brad if 13-50 C is a BB I would have to cross it with my Hi Buddy which is quite plain since it comes from aphylla breeding to get a good mid-point in form. nice color.
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Jan 23, 2019 1:30 PM CST
C is my favourite, but G, H, and I are all nice! Great crosses yet again!
The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Jan 23, 2019 1:36 PM CST
All of the My Beloved x Just Witchery crosses are just spectacular!! All the ruffles and colors I love. Just ordered Just Witchery this week.
If this last group of UK crosses, I love A, C, F.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 23, 2019 1:36 PM CST
The 13-2 series produced so many lovely colors. Do they experience much fading? With Ledgermain as a parent I wondered if that trait was passed on.
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 23, 2019 4:28 PM CST
brad, loved the 'just witchery' crosses.

of the 'unconditional ❤️' and 'ledgermain' X loved the colors of e,f, and h.

i'm still sighing and drooling over all the beauties that you've been posting. be still my heart!

Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 23, 2019 6:52 PM CST
13-2-B is stunning!
let the mystery be
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Jan 23, 2019 9:43 PM CST
Brad: What a fun cross. 13-2E and H are out of this world beautiful but A is not so shabby either.

Thanks for the Heavenly Host hint. I have it and am mesmerized by that bloom.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Jan 24, 2019 1:53 AM CST
One of the most surprising and rewarding crosses has been this one it has given me lots of different colors and patterns over the past few years with some very unique things popping up they have really weathered the storm from the wipeout years as well as being dug up and moved multiple times they have proven to be very hardy plants and still about 15 more to go that haven't bloomed yet that I keep dragging around Smiling I had it in my mind to toss the unbloomed ones this year until (G) flowered for the 1st time this year and I decided to leave them in place for another year. They all have Plicata in them coming from (Class Ring) and I have used a number of them in Plicata crosses nothing yet to bloom but Shrug! maybe something new and exciting.

This one is by far the most unique as every flower has a little bit of a different color and pattern it fits my description as you won't need a name tag to recognize it in the garden and makes lovely clumps. I need to make a decision on it soon as I have lot's of it at this point so please give your opinion on this one.
12-12..(Smoke and Thunder X Class Ring)
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I have liked this one from it's maiden bloom color really pops out in the sunlight there are lot's of Variegata's but I think this one is unique enough that it will be enjoyed. This year it bloomed short but lot's of things did in our record heat looking forward to seeing how it does in the spring in normal year left a big clump in a 3 year planting to see what kind of effect I get with it Smiling it is another one there is lot's of it please leave an opinion if you like it.
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This one bloomed during the convention and was popular with the crowd it did not bloom this year so these are older pics of it. The color is nice !
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Bloomed very short this year and with no branching another one affected by weather it has a beautiful color/ wide flower and loaded with ruffles but a very hard color to photograph almost need a cloudy day to capture it right or someone that is a lot better photographer then me but it's close. Really like it
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Another New one for the year and one of the 1st to bloom a very good grower love the flower form and stalks on this one.
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Glows in the sun and was a favorite of people visiting this year.
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Really enjoyed this one the colors on the falls was awesome and I think unique as I don't remember seeing anything else like it.
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Very Bright Smiling
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These next 3 did not flower this year hope to see them in clumps in the spring.
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Jan 24, 2019 2:26 AM CST
Tom.. Thanks I got a pretty good group of Pinks to go through there Smiling in all kinds of Colors. (F) was my favorite this year and the one I have the least amount of the color was really good and the flower form was good but what made it unique this year was the color of it that Hot Pink when it faded almost turns an Orange color. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the stem with the different colored flowers on it you would not have thought it was the same flower stunning.

Barbara.. Thank you some of these are good growers but haven't seen enough of them yet to make a decision I kept them all again and lined them out. They will get to set for 2 years so I can see a big planting of them Smiling

Lucy.. It is unique because of it's size hope it stays that way have not seen anything that size with that amount of ruffles Smiling and it is fertile both ways.

Monty.. Thank You ! Glad you like some of them

Jane.. Just Witchery is beautiful and one of the most ruffled plants out there Smiling proving to be a good parent for passing on that trait I have lots of good seedlings with it in the pedigree now.

Leslie.. Yes lot's of color changes especially F & G if you enlarge the pics on G you can see the different colors in the falls it has a purple wash as it fades turns the flower into a smoky pink so when you see it at different stages it's fun maybe a collectors plant Smiling but I like different.

Jan.. Thanks ! The beards really make it stand out.

Esla.. I love the colors in (E) but I want it to have Heavenly Host form Smiling probably going to be a long term project but I like putting ruffles on different colors.

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