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Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 20, 2020 9:19 PM CST
Since you all have scads of time, social distance, and weeds right now, you might enjoy coming up with iris names not yet claimed by the registry. So my first suggestion is "Black Hole" because this year a black hole in the universe was finally photographed. Check out the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0....

What would this hypothetical iris look like? I have several thoughts. It could be a really dark black iris, any iris with a deep black center, or ... ta da a dark black iris with fall edged in yellow and/or shot through with yellow. Have any iris hybridizers ever done such a combination? I might not buy this hypothetical iris, but I would be struck by it. Well, I might buy it if someone hybridized it to meet my black hole challenge. Whistling
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Apr 20, 2020 9:26 PM CST

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I would expect any iris named 'Black Hole' to be as close to a black self as possible.

If it has a yellow-orange edge, then 'Accretion Disk' would be a better name for it (since that's what you can see in the photo).
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 21, 2020 5:43 PM CST
I'd love to see some irises named to honour people in this forum and I'd love to have those irises in my garden. An sdb called Granny's Garden, a green iris called Elsa's love, a pink frilly iris called Under The Sun and irises named after our usernames like Shizen, Evelyn in the Garden, Undying Light, Love My House etc.
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Name: Scott
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BlueFlagFan
Apr 21, 2020 6:09 PM CST
"Tom's World Famous Red" is not yet claimed by the registry. Just sayin'.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 21, 2020 10:44 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:I'd love to see some irises named to honour people in this forum and I'd love to have those irises in my garden. An sdb called Granny's Garden, a green iris called Elsa's love, a pink frilly iris called Under The Sun and irises named after our usernames like Shizen, Evelyn in the Garden, Undying Light, Love My House etc.


Robin ~ Then do some crossing and get to naming.... nodding Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Monty Riggles
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UndyingLight
Apr 21, 2020 11:25 PM CST
I would totally use Undying Light as an iris name if it isn't taken....and that I actually have a seedling to introduce. I see a bright yellow iris that looks moderately like That's All Folks.

I'm not sure, is "Totally Awesome" taken as an iris name? I imagine something that's pretty wildly coloured. Reds, maybe some purplish-blue in it. Or maybe orange with a burgundy ring?
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Name: Monty Riggles
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UndyingLight
Apr 21, 2020 11:27 PM CST
There is! That's one username down, and a lot more to go! nodding


EDIT: Under the Sun!
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Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 8:34 AM CST
I suppose if we were feeling morbid we could name an iris "Corona Bonus". The "bonus part refers to all the extra time we have to weed our gardens. A bonus of the corona.
Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 8:42 AM CST
Or in honor of all the health care workers, grocery store workers, delivery people, Amazon warehouse workers, the list goes on ..."Unsung Heroes".
Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 8:44 AM CST
In honor of my favorite Australian cartoonist: "First Dog on the Moon"
Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 12:11 PM CST
Just because I have goats, I would like an iris named "Scapegoat". It should be a space age iris with the cute flipped up horns. Oh and an iris named "Nannyberry Pie"
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Apr 22, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:I'd love to see some irises named to honour people in this forum and I'd love to have those irises in my garden. An sdb called Granny's Garden, a green iris called Elsa's love, a pink frilly iris called Under The Sun and irises named after our usernames like Shizen, Evelyn in the Garden, Undying Light, Love My House etc.


I nominate this one! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby @grannysgarden @tveguy3
grannysgarden said:Just look at this little blue baby.


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with a little blue beard. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

If you look closely at the photos you can see some shading/marking on the shoulders. In my photos this area looks tan but in real life it is greeeeeeeeen.. Hurray!

I have the privilege of growing this little seedling for Tom. I found it open this morning after a very hard rain. Actually I went out in the lightening and rain to get a photo of it. It was waiting for me. Smiling I hope the bloom holds up until the sun shines. I will take another photo and post it then.

Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 22, 2020 2:24 PM CST
dirtdorphins said:I nominate this one! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby hearts: @grannysgarden @tveguy3


I agree Lovey dubby
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Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 3:56 PM CST
dirtdorphins said:

I nominate this one! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby @grannysgarden @tveguy3



Yes!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I agree
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IrisLilli
Apr 22, 2020 4:05 PM CST
Yes indeed! Hurray!
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 22, 2020 4:16 PM CST
urania1 said:In honor of my favorite Australian cartoonist: "First Dog on the Moon"


That's a great name Thumbs up
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grannysgarden
Apr 22, 2020 4:52 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Tom already has names for his irises. No one tells their irises name before registration for fear it may taken and used by someone else. It does take a long time to grow them, test them and create enough of them to make registering them feasible. I hope this one continues to behave and it does get registered and distributed. I grow a lot of irises shared by others on this forum and I think it would be really fun to grow ones created by others on this forum. Thumbs up Ok, everyone, get busy. Whistling Hilarious!

Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Apr 22, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Hilarious! oh alright then
I do have a couple of seedlings getting ready to bloom for their very first time Crossing Fingers! with any luck I can name one after one of you guys cuz I think that would be so very cool.
Totally Amazing might still be available (not awesome) --Where do you get the complete list of what's already been taken?
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Apr 22, 2020 7:48 PM CST
I would love to introduce irises one day....but first, I need to actually cross irises.

I know it takes a loooong time for a cross to become an intro. Do hybridizers cross irises, and then self pollinate in about 2-3 years, to grow bunches of the same flower?
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Apr 22, 2020 7:54 PM CST
No--self pollination will *not* yield the same flower--the only way to get enough clones is to propagate them over time.

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