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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 19, 2019 7:49 AM CST

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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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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 19, 2019 10:16 AM CST
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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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 19, 2019 10:34 AM CST
Kent ~ All three just beautiful! I have to agree with Tom on the orange one, Caneel Sunset! Lovey dubby
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Nov 19, 2019 10:38 AM CST
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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AndreaD
Nov 19, 2019 1:20 PM CST
Caneel Sunset has really beautiful form. Thumbs up
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 19, 2019 3:53 PM CST
AndreaD said:Caneel Sunset has really beautiful form. Thumbs up


I agree Lovey dubby
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DaisyDo
Nov 19, 2019 4:31 PM CST
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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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 19, 2019 6:20 PM CST

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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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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 19, 2019 7:06 PM CST
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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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Nov 19, 2019 7:13 PM CST
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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Name: Elsa
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GreenIris
Nov 19, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Question: Where will we purchase?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 19, 2019 9:42 PM CST

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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.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 19, 2019 11:05 PM CST
Kent ~ Will you then become a vendor?
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Hybridizer
Nov 20, 2019 3:13 AM CST
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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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Nov 20, 2019 4:32 AM CST
I love Livy and Caneel Sunset Lovey dubby
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 20, 2019 9:30 AM CST

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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.

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 20, 2019 10:30 AM CST

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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.

Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Nov 20, 2019 11:01 AM CST
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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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 20, 2019 11:12 AM CST
iciris said:I'm so sorry this didn't perform well, it was stunning.


I agree
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Nov 20, 2019 2:56 PM CST
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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