I just remembered that I actually saved a list of Tom's Ghio irises from 2017, so I would know which one that worked well for him, as they then would have a decent chance to work for me as well.
Tom's Ghio's: Dec 9, 2017
These are the Ghio irises I have and how they do here in zone 5.
All By Design Barely alive
Border Skirmish Died after a 4 year struggle
Bowled Over Has not bloomed yet, slow grower
Boy Genius Tood 4 years to bloom, slow grower
Bravery Bloomed second year, and once since, growing nicely now though
Brouhaha Hasn't bloomed yet in 2 years. Growing slow
Bubble Bubble Doing well blooms most years
Cardinal Rule Doing Well
Celebratory Struggling, bloomed once.
Chivalrous Struggling, hasn't bloomed yet.
Chuckles Does well here.
Chutney Slow grower, took 8 years to bloom.
Comedy Has bloomed twice, after 6 years, it's still only one rhizome.
Day On The Bay Does well here.
Dazzle Slow grower, but has bloomed once in 4 years.
Double Wedding Hasn't bloomed yet in 3 years.
Down To The Wire Doing well here.
Emblematic Barely alive after 4 years.
Engagement Ring struggling, hasn't bloomed yet in 3 years.
Epicenter Bloomed once in 7 years, think it's gone.
Exploding Galaxy Hasn't bloomed yet, not growing fast
Expose Slow grower, but blooms every year.
Front Of The Line have had it one year, hasn't bloomed yet, but doing well.
Gentle Soul Hasn't bloomed yet.
Going Big Time Grows steady but slow. Has bloomed and is fertile.
Got The Picture Got it last year, and it bloomed this summer. Doing well.
Hospitality Got 2 rhizomes when new, one left, not growing very fast.
House Afire Have my second planting of it. 4 years still waiting to see it.
Iconic OK grower, has bloomed 2 times in 4 years.
Illusionist Good grower and bloomer. Is fertile.
Liaison (Historic) Excellent grower and bloomer.
Magic Mirror decent grower and bloomer.
Magical Great grower here and steady bloomer.
My Beloved poor grower, hasn't bloomed yet in 4 years.
Mystique Good grower and bloomer.
Novel Idea Poor grower and bloomer.
Oil Painting good grower here, and finally bloomed this year after 3 years.
Ostentatious Older one, grows slow but steady, blooms every once in a while.
Other Side Of Heaven Fair grower and good parent.
Path To Heaven Got 2, one died, the other is struggling.
Picture Book Growing well, but hasn't bloomed yet in 2 years.
Platinum Jubilee Bloomed this year after waiting 4 years. Grows well.
Plot Line Got 3 rhizomes, still have about that many, one weak bloom.
Rare Coin fair grower and bloomer here.
Rogue Fair grower here.
Role Reversal Grows well, blooms well, fertile both ways.
Smart Money Does well here.
Snowed In Older one, grows well.
Soul Mate Great grower and steady bloomer here.
Spiral Galaxy Has not bloomed in 4 years, hanging on.
Splurge Second try here, still alive.
Star Turn Barely alive. Had one SDB sized bloom once. used it's pollen and it worked.
Starring Slow grower here, but steady.
Super Hero Good grower here and good bloomer.
Vapor fair grower, bloomed once sofar.
Vow Of Silence Bloomed once, struggles here.
Wedding Night did well here, but ditched it as blooms always fell over.
Well Endowed Died.
What A Beauty Average grower, good bloomer. fertile.
Winning Hand Don't think it will make the winter.
Your's Truly good grower and bloomer.
Cyberstalking at its finest. I just knew he grew Superhero!