Irises forum: Yellow iris

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Name: Ep
Lebanon mo (Zone 5a)
LilyStruck
Jan 17, 2019 5:36 PM CST
I am looking for a good performing yellow iris. Any suggestions?
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Jan 17, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Welcome to the iris forums, Lily!

I do not have much experience in irises yet, but I am sure there's others here who have quite a few suggestions!
We'll miss ya, Lilly.

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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 18, 2019 1:00 AM CST
Welcome! lily.

i have grown a few yellow irises in my day, but my growing climate is very different from yours. i live in zone 10a where it rarely freezes , and we don't know what a blanket of snow looks like. it does hail, occasionally, but mostly pea-size or slightly larger. never golf ball size, at least not in the 13 yr. that we've lived in socal.

i am enjoying the few yellows i've bought for this garden: 'devonshire cream' ( hasn't bloomed since its planting, but was an old favorite in my previous garden), 'fall empire' (RE), 'saxon' (RE)', and ' carpè diem' (which is not listed as a rebloomer, but has consistently rebloomed since its purchase).

Thumb of 2019-01-18/shizen/f580cdblooming in my garden, just a few days ago.

Thumb of 2019-01-18/shizen/9b4c80. 'carpe diem' just folded its last bloom about 2 weeks ago.
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Thumb of 2019-01-18/shizen/a7f6ca 'saxon' bloomed on 12.28.19

. and since i don't have a photo of my own, i thank betja , for the use of the pic from the library.

oh, and how could i have forgotten 'baby duck' D'Oh! ....well, i just got this last year, and am looking forward to its appearance this spring!


so, i'll have to differ to the wisdom of others who live close to you, or are in your growing zone. but, i thought i would share my favorites.

p.s. i have tons more yellow favorites that i would Lovey dubby but can only fit in a few due to space limitations. Hilarious!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 18, 2019 1:40 AM CST
Ep ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

I will defer this question, since I don't have enough experience with various yellows.

However, I do grow Harvest of Memories, and it blooms every year, and it rebloomed for me last year. The reason why I would not recommend it is that if you get late spring rains and wind, it might need staking.

One year I found the bloom stalks laying on the ground, when we had some late heavy rain after an earlier spring warmup.


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 18, 2019 3:31 AM CST
Welcome! to the Irises Forum! Hurray!

I do not have a lot of yellow irises, but I do recommend that you don't just get TBs (Tall Bearded), but throw a few intermediate and dwarf irises in the mix to extend your bloom season. Also, there is a good chance that the smaller irises will grow very well in your zone, as they (especially the dwarfs) like their winters colder than the TBs do.

I hope you find what you're looking for. Crossing Fingers!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Jan 18, 2019 8:29 AM CST
Shanaynay Banaynay is a favorite yellow of mine from last year.

Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 18, 2019 8:47 AM CST
'That's All Folks' Won the Dykes medal, Check out the pictures on the data base.
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jan 18, 2019 10:31 AM CST






Awards:
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Award of Merit: 2009
John C. Wister Medal: 2011
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2013

24 members from CA to Sweden grow this iris, which should indicate that it is a good grower in most places.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Ep
Lebanon mo (Zone 5a)
LilyStruck
Jan 24, 2019 3:03 PM CST
Thank you so much for all your suggestions.
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Lily_Lover
Jan 24, 2019 3:18 PM CST

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Name: Timothy
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TBMan
Jan 24, 2019 4:18 PM CST
here are some yellows that I personally like

All Smiles
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Beauty Becomes Here
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Bella Yella


Dance till Dawn


Dream Team
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Falallery
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Glitter Gulch
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Lacy Primrose


Primaluna
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jan 24, 2019 4:45 PM CST
Timothy, those are some pretty yellows. Thumbs up
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 24, 2019 9:49 PM CST
iciris said:Timothy, those are some pretty yellows. Thumbs up


I agree There are many that I have never seen before. Lovey dubby

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Jan 24, 2019 10:11 PM CST
Shizen, I've fallen in love with baby duck! I have to find it now!
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 24, 2019 10:24 PM CST
TBMan said:here are some yellows that I personally like

All Smiles - Beauty Becomes Here
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Bella Yella - Dance till Dawn

Dream Team - Falallery
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Glitter Gulch - Lacy Primrose
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Primaluna
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Timothy ~ Wow! What beauties!

I especially like Bella Yella, Dream Team, Lacy Primrose and Primaluna

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Richard
Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a)
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Winklemanmr
Jan 24, 2019 10:57 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:Ep ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

I will defer this question, since I don't have enough experience with various yellows.

However, I do grow Harvest of Memories, and it blooms every year, and it rebloomed for me last year. The reason why I would not recommend it is that if you get late spring rains and wind, it might need staking.

One year I found the bloom stalks laying on the ground, when we had some late heavy rain after an earlier spring warmup.



I had a "Harvest of Memories" bloom four times in one year!!! It's a pretty yellow Iris.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 24, 2019 11:46 PM CST
Richard ~ I am very fond of it as well, as I have had this iris for many years. I just wanted to expose its flaws in a truthful manner. The stems do not grow that straight and can be weak. that doesn't mean I am going to get rid of it. I love it, flaws and all. There are some irises that you want to keep even if they are not breeding material.

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
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UndertheSun
Jan 25, 2019 1:31 AM CST
This thread has made me realize that I need to add some yellow into my beds.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 25, 2019 2:12 AM CST
thank you uncle will. i just got 'baby duck' last year, and i am anxiously awaiting its bloom this year. it's still in a pot, looking for a place in my front garden to place roots down permanently.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 25, 2019 2:14 AM CST
rob, i'm sure we can All help remedy that! Hilarious!

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