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Name: Cindy Vasko
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cinvasko
Sep 3, 2019 9:23 AM CST
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!
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Paul2032
Sep 3, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Wonderful iris but I would wait.
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Name: Cindy Vasko
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cinvasko
Sep 3, 2019 10:19 AM CST
I'll put it on next year's list!
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Name: Jane H.
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janielouy
Sep 3, 2019 4:42 PM CST
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.
Name: Cindy Vasko
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cinvasko
Sep 3, 2019 5:49 PM CST
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.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Sep 3, 2019 7:53 PM CST
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.
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IrisLilli
Sep 4, 2019 1:43 AM CST
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
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 4, 2019 2:48 AM CST
Adoree grows very slowly here too, but most years it has at least one bloom stalk. Role Reversal grows very well here.
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Sep 4, 2019 8:46 AM CST

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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.

Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 5, 2019 2:57 AM CST
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.
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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.
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Name: Cindy Vasko
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cinvasko
Sep 5, 2019 9:14 AM CST
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...
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 5, 2019 12:05 PM CST
One plus is that you don't have to divide it. Smiling
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Paul2032
Sep 5, 2019 12:08 PM CST
Adoree grew well for me...... Shrug! Shrug!
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janwax
Sep 7, 2019 2:15 PM CST
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.
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