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TBipp
May 25, 2020 6:45 PM CST
Hello Iris Lovers,

I'm reorganizing my flower garden and landscaping now that I'm working from home and gained two hours from no commuting. Smiling I've been reading your forum for several weeks and enjoy your photos, expertises and opinions.

I'm looking for your opinion on your favorite TB with pink-coral-salmon standards and bright purple falls as I wanted to create a few focal points using TBs. This area has purple alliums and Coral Charm peonies. There are several mixed mulched beds with boulders, a few shrubs and ornamental trees that were installed two years ago. I like "Arrivederci" and "Among the Clouds" but wanted to ask the experts' opinions as I was hoping to find a stronger contrast between the standard and fall colors.

I hope this is the type of question that it's ok to ask on this forum.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
May 25, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Hi TBipp! Welcome Smiling That sounds like it would be a very pretty iris, but I don't grow a lot of varieties (yet!) so can't help you. But there are lots of folks here who may be able to give suggestions!

Your landscape sounds wonderful--good luck with the project! Smiling
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 25, 2020 7:40 PM CST
TBipp ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

Your question is fine, and maybe someone here can be of assistance to you
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 25, 2020 7:55 PM CST
Welcome TBipp
My first thought was but the database said this one has maroon black falls and orange standards. But one of its offsprings looks like one you might like.
I don't have this one, but it sure is pretty.
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 25, 2020 8:11 PM CST
I have this one, and it is beautiful.

Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 25, 2020 8:14 PM CST
You might also consider 'Gitano.' It may be too pink for you.

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iciris
May 25, 2020 8:38 PM CST
Mary, I was going to say Gitano also.

Here's: The one I had died, so you may want to ask others how it grew for them.
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2020 9:01 PM CST
I was going to mention Gitano, but others have beat me to it.
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2020 9:03 PM CST
How about Beauty Contest...
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2020 9:09 PM CST
Fashion Magic


Still going through things I grow, or have grown.
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2020 9:13 PM CST
A nice contrast would be La Scala.
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iciris
May 25, 2020 9:14 PM CST
again this one shows it has maroon falls.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
May 25, 2020 9:23 PM CST
I was thinking :
1.Petalpalooza
2.Prague
You can look them up in data base on this site
No 1 is on Schreiner's iris garden site if not
Sorry don't know how to import pictures of them
Gitano is good as mentioned above
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 25, 2020 9:39 PM CST
Welcome! tbipp.

i was also going to mention 'gitano' which has been on my want list for a long time, and will be coming on this year's orders. i don't know how it grows, but 15 members have this iris, and 7 more are wanting it. i don't know what your growing zone is; because some irises grow better in different areas than others.
. here's a couple suggestions.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2020 10:14 PM CST
Florentine Silk
Hillsboro, MO
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TBipp
May 26, 2020 5:12 AM CST
Wow! Iris fans are early birds. Thank you so very much for your ideas and letting me know my question was appropriate. I'm off to investigate your suggestions.
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Jun 4, 2021 12:52 PM CST
It might not be as saturated color as the others, but here's what Celebration Song looks like in my garden in the morning. I think it's lovely, and here are its awards:
Honorable Mention: 1995
Award of Merit: 1997
John C. Wister Medal: 2000
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2003



This is its maiden bloom, this spring, in my garden.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams

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