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Nov 19, 2019 7:49 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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It's about that time of year again. I'll start with two seedlings I expect to be introduced in 2020.

Livy
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Caneel Sunset
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Nov 19, 2019 10:16 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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They are all nice, but Caneel Sunset blows me away! Really love that one. I'm kind of partial to orange, and with that bit of yellow edging on the standards, it's quite unique and beautiful.
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Nov 19, 2019 10:34 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Kent ~ All three just beautiful! I have to agree with Tom on the orange one, Caneel Sunset! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 19, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
tveguy3 said:They are all nice, but Caneel Sunset blows me away! Really love that one. I'm kind of partial to orange, and with that bit of yellow edging on the standards, it's quite unique and beautiful.


I agree, Caneel Sunset is beautiful, that orange color is very bright and it will be a standout in the garden. Livy, and Lucid Dream are just as lovely. But I was wondering when: will be for sale?
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Nov 19, 2019 1:20 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Caneel Sunset has really beautiful form. Thumbs up
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Nov 19, 2019 3:53 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
AndreaD said:Caneel Sunset has really beautiful form. Thumbs up


I agree Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 19, 2019 4:31 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Yes, I was noticing just the other evening while looking at its entry in the database that Serene Silence has been registered, but never yet introduced.
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Nov 19, 2019 6:20 PM CST
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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
tveguy3 said:They are all nice, but Caneel Sunset blows me away! Really love that one. I'm kind of partial to orange, and with that bit of yellow edging on the standards, it's quite unique and beautiful.


Thanks Tom. From across the garden, it looks like an orange self, but it's not at all. The ground color of the standards is orange, but they are heavily blushed pink up the midrib and blended gold near the petal edges. It's one of the best seedlings I've ever had.

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Nov 19, 2019 7:06 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Great colors, amazing form and ruffles too! What's not to like, Anyone would be excited to see that in their seedling bed for sure. Congratulations, it's going to be one I order next spring. Lovey dubby
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Nov 19, 2019 7:13 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
tveguy3 said:Great colors, amazing form and ruffles too! What's not to like, Anyone would be excited to see that in their seedling bed for sure. Congratulations, it's going to be one I order next spring. Lovey dubby


Perfectly said. Just Gorgeous Kent!!!
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Nov 19, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Question: Where will we purchase?
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Nov 19, 2019 9:42 PM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Rockytop Gardens will be introducing them. Unfortunately, Phil told me he lost the row that included Serene Silence (to voles he thought). It grows well for me so probably try to introduce it myself in 2021.
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Nov 19, 2019 11:05 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Kent ~ Will you then become a vendor?
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Nov 20, 2019 3:13 AM CST
Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
Irises Organic Gardener
KentPfeiffer said:

Thanks Tom. From across the garden, it looks like an orange self, but it's not at all. The ground color of the standards is orange, but they are heavily blushed pink up the midrib and blended gold near the petal edges. It's one of the best seedlings I've ever had.

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Who are the parents? It is a beautiful iris.
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Nov 20, 2019 4:32 AM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
I love Livy and Caneel Sunset Lovey dubby
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Nov 20, 2019 9:30 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Hybridizer said:

Who are the parents? It is a beautiful iris.


Twilight of the Gods X Just Crazy

It was a cross that produced many pretty seedlings and some fairly weird ones. Caneel Sunset was the best of them. My favorite was actually 13T-25m because it had the blush of pink and blended gold edges on the falls as well as the standards.

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It never performed very well, though, so eventually had to go.
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Nov 20, 2019 10:30 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
evelyninthegarden said:Kent ~ Will you then become a vendor?


No, I don't have much interest in getting into the business of selling plants.

I've been hybridizing SDBs as long as TBs, but never got anything really worth keeping until recently (kept a very small number that I like, but none worthy of introduction). Finally, in the last two or three years, started seeing some worthwhile SDB seedlings.

Phil generally doesn't include medians in his catalog, so I'll probably have to sell them myself to get them introduced and can include Serene Silence in that effort. That's about as far as I hope to have to go on the selling end of things, though.
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Nov 20, 2019 11:01 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
KentPfeiffer said:

Twilight of the Gods X Just Crazy

It was a cross that produced many pretty seedlings and some fairly weird ones. Caneel Sunset was the best of them. My favorite was actually 13T-25m because it had the blush of pink and blended gold edges on the falls as well as the standards.

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It never performed very well, though, so eventually had to go.


I'm so sorry this didn't perform well, it was stunning.
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Nov 20, 2019 11:12 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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iciris said:I'm so sorry this didn't perform well, it was stunning.


I agree
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 20, 2019 2:56 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I hope Serene Silence does well as I think everyone on here would like to get one!!! The Caneel Sunset is just gorgeous too, especially when you show that close-up!
I think Phil has had a rough year especially with all of the rain then drought in Tennessee. Same thing here in KY.

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