Irises forum: What is the top 2 or 3 irises you want

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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Mar 30, 2019 3:37 PM CST
If you could add only 5 more irises to your army of irises, What would yours be?

So far mine would be:

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ravenous')

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Spiced Cider')

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Copper Clouds')


Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Copper Clouds')
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 30, 2019 4:22 PM CST
Oh dear, that would depend on when you ask me. Right now I would like reblooming iris, thinking about Breaking Point, Fashionista, Brides Blush, Skyhopper. I like the looks of Haunted Heart too. I can probably give a completely different list in an hour though.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 30, 2019 10:48 PM CST
creativeclover said:If you could add only 5 more irises to your army of irises, What would yours be?

So far mine would be:
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ravenous')
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Spiced Cider')
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Copper Clouds')



“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
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Mar 30, 2019 10:56 PM CST
Dark Universe. Unfortunately, Mr. Keppel has sold out of it (or maybe fortunately, because it is out of my price range).



Belgian Princess



Bashful Princess



Royston Rubies



Song of Silence (also currently out of my price range)


Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 30, 2019 11:12 PM CST
Andrea ~ Those are beauties! Especially Song of Silence! Lovey dubby

Richard ~ I like Copper Clouds, too! 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
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Mar 30, 2019 11:33 PM CST
I saw Song of Silence 'in person' last year at Mid-America. It is really stunning.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 30, 2019 11:42 PM CST
Oooohhh! I bet it WAS!!! 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
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Sweden
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William
Mar 31, 2019 12:25 AM CST
Richard, I really like 'Copper Clouds', so much that I planted it last year. Don't think it will see blooms this year, though.

Andrea, 'Dark Universe' and 'Song of Silence' are very, very pretty, too. Lovey dubby

Sweden
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William
Mar 31, 2019 12:28 AM CST
My top 5 wants are these:





Kanarowski's 'Gladiators Get Ouchies' and 'Zebra Butter' are unlikely to be available here, very few of his irises are, but I adore their unique looks:

http://wiki.irises.org/TbFthru...
http://wiki.irises.org/TbUthru...
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 31, 2019 4:48 AM CST
William, I have all 3 of those you have pictured. I love Gladiators Get Ouchies, where can I get that one?????

I found it!!!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 31, 2019 12:52 PM CST
Hilarious! Well done Tom! ...and enabling accomplished (again) William! Hilarious!

For today, my 5 most wanted irises would be Dark Universe and Song of Silence from Andrea's list and 'Gladiators Get Ouchies' and 'Zebra Butter' from William's list - would have put them on my want list just for the names, but turns out they're both very pretty too! Last one; MTB Moose Tracks to replace the one that rotted:


I haven't seen any of Kanarowski's irises for sale here, which is sad because he has a lot of really beautiful and interesting ones I would love to grow. ...and those names! Rolling on the floor laughing
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Sweden
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William
Mar 31, 2019 2:38 PM CST
Tom, I'm happy that you found your way to Mariposa Iris. Hurray!


Lilli, 'Moose Tracks' is really cute. I'm sorry it died for you. Sad
So far I only found a couple of Kanarowski's older irises here. Iris4U have sold 'Dancing Blue Koi' and 'Royal Jammies' in the past, not sure if they will do so this year. I guess we will need a lot of patience.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 31, 2019 7:08 PM CST
Gladiators Get Ouchies is an outstanding name. A darn fine looking iris too, which makes me wonder what possessed him to give it that name! Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Apr 2, 2019 5:26 PM CST
I've been waiting for word on the forum here, as to when/where this one will be available:



A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Apr 2, 2019 5:58 PM CST
My top 3? Oh there are too many I want....but there is one from the mo,ent I saw it, I loved it, and MUST have it at some point. It is,
Reckless Abandon


Daughter of Stars is one I really, really want too.


Oh....and Montmarte Lovey dubby


Oops....already up to three. Guess that would be my top 3. Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!

Placing number four though is:
Haunted Heart. I don't know what it is about this grey iris that I looove so much. Shrug!

What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBMan
Apr 7, 2019 11:38 AM CST
Polymerous said:I've been waiting for word on the forum here, as to when/where this one will be available:





Can't help you on Serene Silence but Rockytop is offering another of Kent intros
https://www.rockytopgardens.co...
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 7, 2019 4:59 PM CST
I am waiting for Big Break to be available in Australia.


I also have my eye on a few irises in Brad's threads about seedlings that haven't been release yet. I love the striped seedlings (I think these are Thomas Johnson's seedlings)
Thumb of 2018-04-05/ARUBA1334/ae066c Thumb of 2018-04-05/ARUBA1334/1cb2e0

and some of Keppel's plicatas for example...
Thumb of 2019-03-11/ARUBA1334/6368f0 Thumb of 2019-03-11/ARUBA1334/c2d152
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Apr 8, 2019 8:25 AM CST
TBMan said:
Can't help you on Serene Silence but Rockytop is offering another of Kent intros
https://www.rockytopgardens.co...


Thank you for the link! Thank You!

A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Apr 8, 2019 10:22 AM CST
I waited too long to decide which of Keppel's 2019s to order. Dark Universe will have to be on next year's list perhaps.
let the mystery be
Name: Haley
South Carolina
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aikenforflowers
Apr 8, 2019 1:26 PM CST
I very much want Lace Point, Truth or Dare, When Doves Cry, Rush to Judgement, Serene Silence and Space Signal.

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