Image
Sep 3, 2019 9:23 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Sutton's had to refund the Adoree in my order, and I'm trying to decide if it's worth trying to order it from someone else this season, or just wait until next year. (I kinda hate to spend the $$ on shipping one rhizome). I'd love to see/hear anyone's take on Adoree. Thanks!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Image
Sep 3, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Wonderful iris but I would wait.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Image
Sep 3, 2019 10:19 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
I'll put it on next year's list!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Image
Sep 3, 2019 4:42 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I have it but it is not a good increaser and has only bloomed once. I would wait. It is a beauty when it does bloom though. I agree about the shipping! Too much for one rhizome.
Image
Sep 3, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
janielouy said:I have it but it is not a good increaser and has only bloomed once. I would wait. It is a beauty when it does bloom though. I agree about the shipping! Too much for one rhizome.


You are so close to me, I bet our growing conditions are very similar. Interesting to hear what's a good increaser and what isn't. If our soil conditions in the flower beds is similar too, that says a lot.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Image
Sep 3, 2019 7:53 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
It was also a slow grower, and poor bloomer for me in California. I removed it this year. Didn't think much of the form either, for what it's worth... I'm trying to think which of these sort of reverse bi-colors do well for me. Seems most of them tend to be a little weaker. I do like 'Role Reversal'.. I've got it in an area where I get a lot of rot, yet it keeps on keepin' on... It blooms late, however (Mid May in Santa Cruz), unlike Adoree, which was a month earlier.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Image
Sep 4, 2019 1:43 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Cindy, if you need 'inspiration' Liz just posted some very drool-worthy images of Adoree here:
https://garden.org/thread/view...

I would wait and order it next year - and make sure it did not travel alone! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Image
Sep 4, 2019 2:48 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Adoree grows very slowly here too, but most years it has at least one bloom stalk. Role Reversal grows very well here.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Image
Sep 4, 2019 8:46 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Role Reversal is a good grower here as well. However, it tends to be really tall and the stalks go down whenever the wind blows or it rains.

I've tried to grow quite a few of the "Adoree type" irises (orchid/lavender standards and pink/rose falls). Sherbet Bomb has been, by far, the best grower and bloomer here.

Image
Sep 5, 2019 2:57 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Adoranova and Tempo Rouge (sibling children of Adoree) are better growers then Adoree is at least here. Tempo Rouge is the better grower of the two, and blooms more often.
Adoranova

Tempo Rouge
Thumb of 2019-09-05/tveguy3/a3c016
I have not had any issues with Role Reversal stalks falling over, but it is planted near the house where it has some protection from the wind.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Image
Sep 5, 2019 9:14 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
hmmm...with so many mixed reviews I might pass on Adoree, unless I can get it inexpensively enough to gamble with it. It's not sounding so appealing anymore...
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Image
Sep 5, 2019 12:05 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
One plus is that you don't have to divide it. Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Image
Sep 5, 2019 12:08 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Adoree grew well for me...... Shrug! Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Image
Sep 7, 2019 2:15 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I love Adoree !!! That fabulous color combo makes every bloom a thrill for me. And yes, she parcels out her loveliness rarely, but worth it.
Last edited by janwax Sep 7, 2019 2:18 PM Icon for preview
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: cinvasko
  • Replies: 13, views: 493
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Monarda fireworks"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.