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May 27, 2020 8:52 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I am looking for some newer iris to purchase. I really like the big blooms with all the ruffles and frills.

I haven't bought many of the newer intros in the last 6 yrs and was hoping you that have them could give me recommendations of those that are strong growers. Nothing worse than a plant you have to baby. Thanks

Teresa in KY
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May 27, 2020 8:55 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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My most impressive intro has been Rise Like a Phoenix. Everyone notices it. Incredible vigor. Made a clump very quickly.
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May 27, 2020 9:38 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Thanks Jan, I am so out of the loop, I will have to look it up! I know you guys have a ton of information. Hurray! Nothing worse than buy something and then it be disappointing.
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May 28, 2020 8:28 AM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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I would like frills with STRONG stalks that don't flop.
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May 28, 2020 11:44 AM CST
Name: Travis
Seattle (Zone 8b)
I would recommend looking at the latest Wister and Dykes medals winners for ideas. I have found most of Keppel's and Schreiner's iris to be vigerous and reliable. Zone 8
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May 28, 2020 2:07 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Noble Gesture: one of my first to bloom, no weak stalks, and it was outstanding in every way. edit to add picture. Thumb of 2020-05-28/iciris/b90ea5
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May 28, 2020 2:17 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Welcome! Travis to the iris forum.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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