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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 14, 2019 7:53 PM CST
Here's a dwarf I'm looking forward to seeing this year

let the mystery be
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 14, 2019 7:57 PM CST
Here's an intermediate I'm looking forward to seeing bloom again this year
let the mystery be
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 14, 2019 8:26 PM CST
janwax said:Here's a dwarf I'm looking forward to seeing this year


Jan ~ That is definitely Two Thumbs Up! 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: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 14, 2019 8:30 PM CST
janwax said:Here's an intermediate I'm looking forward to seeing bloom again this year


Line Drive is one that I ordered for my (baseball fan) sister, and then I later ordered one for myself! I am looking forward to seeing it bloom.

“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: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Feb 14, 2019 8:44 PM CST
I debated myself back and forth between Line Drive and Toe the Line...I decided that Line Drive was cuter, but I got Toe the Line instead because it supposedly has 'pronounced sweet fragrance' and, well, I need that too Smiling
Hopefully it will bloom this spring and I'll let you know if it does indeed smell good and also if it's cute enough Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 14, 2019 9:30 PM CST
Dirt ~ If Line Drive blooms, I will let you know if it has any nice fragrance.

“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: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Feb 14, 2019 10:48 PM CST
Hi, I am fairly new to collecting Dwarf iris, but they are adorable. I am smitten Lovey dubby Thanks for the idea of a whiskey barrel planting for the little guys!! I plan on replanting many of mine because they have increased and other perennials are crowding them. When is the best time to do that? Thanks! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Name: Scott
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BlueFlagFan
Feb 15, 2019 6:01 AM CST
I added 14 SDBs last year. Looking forward to all of them, but especially these three:


A wine plicata--such as 'Attendent', 'Ballistic', or 'Didgeridoo'--has been on my wish list for a couple of years. 'Firestorm' was at our local club's sale last year so I snatched it up!


Lovey dubby Drooling Lovey dubby


A copper plicata!!!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 15, 2019 9:37 AM CST
Kewlopolis ! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
let the mystery be
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 15, 2019 10:58 AM CST
This would be much easier if I had my pictures, but since they were destroyed by they lightning last spring, I have to try to remember some and find them on here. Here's a few I can think of that do well here.




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AndreaD
Feb 15, 2019 12:02 PM CST
janwax said:Kewlopolis ! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


I agree
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 15, 2019 12:26 PM CST
BlueFlagFan said:I added 14 SDBs last year. Looking forward to all of them, but especially these three:


A wine plicata--such as 'Attendent', 'Ballistic', or 'Didgeridoo'--has been on my wish list for a couple of years. 'Firestorm' was at our local club's sale last year so I snatched it up!


Scott ~ Firestorm is beautiful!! 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: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 15, 2019 12:33 PM CST
tveguy3 said:This would be much easier if I had my pictures, but since they were destroyed by they lightning last spring, I have to try to remember some and find them on here. Here's a few I can think of that do well here.





Tom ~ They are all wonderful, but my favorites are these 5.

“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: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 15, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Tom, you've got a lovely bunch of sdbs!
let the mystery be
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 15, 2019 2:36 PM CST
To answer the transplanting question: same time as other irises, in the summer, when they are dorment.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 15, 2019 3:27 PM CST
Tom! Cafe Mocha!! Lovey dubby
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William
Feb 16, 2019 6:40 AM CST
Love every ones favorites. Lovey dubby Always good to get new ideas. Thumbs up

Last summer was the first for me being a bit more serious about adding SDB's and MDB's to the garden, so I can't do a top 10, instead I will rank the few I've actually have grown to bloom, starting with the one I love the most.

1: 'Aria Cigana'

I love the subtle colors!


The first year(2017) it had 3 bloom stems from a single planted rhizome. This iris blooms very freely.


The second year(2018) it had lots of stems. It was not halted by the extremely cold and wet summer of 2017.
The only possible downside is that with a lot of flowering you will get a little less increase, but it still grows plenty.

2: 'Wish Upon a Star'

A very striking iris in the garden. I love its visual impact. It had 3 stems in the first year, but I got a rather big rhizome of this one, so that should have helped some. However only one flower per stem. That said I'm not sure what the normal bud count is for this cultivar.

3: 'Vlastelin Kolets'

1 stem in the first year, 3 in the second. For my tastes it is a very pretty iris, but the downside is that the blooms lasts shorter time than most other irises, at least in warm weather. I have yet to seen it bloom in colder weather.

4: 'Cat's Eye'

One stem in the first year. The second year it still had only one stem, but this was probably because two fans rotted in the summer of 2017. Growth is plenty but so far it has not quite lived up to my wild fantasies of it throwing up millions of stems in a gigantic explosion of color. Sticking tongue out My hope is that last years warm summer and a new location will give me much more blooms.

Last year I added a couple of more "red" SDB's so Cat's Eye will have to fight for its place in the garden. Big Grin
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lclehman1
Feb 16, 2019 6:54 AM CST
One of my favorites is SDB "Hot Coals" a rapid grower for us and unique ly colored
Also MTB Spanish Coins
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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Feb 16, 2019 8:51 AM CST
Beautiful littles, everyone!
The iris season has begun with Cat's Eye!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Feb 16, 2019 9:15 AM CST
Such gorgeous little ones. After I was gifted with some I've only had them for a couple years. So far I love all that have bloomed. Lovey dubby
Harmony
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Mary Anna
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Ruby Wings
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Dark Crystal
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Pink Frosting
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Flirting Again
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Jewel Baby bloomed late fall!!
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