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Dec 7, 2020 12:07 PM CST
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
Just planted my first Iris plants in September. Dracula Kiss, Black Mirror, Black Lipstick, Crimson King and Eleanor Roosevelt. They are all growing very well.

I'm trying to find local/same zone growers. Figured that may help get the best ones (but perhaps not). I've seen Tom Burseen has some. Has anyone grown his and/or have recommendations? Thank you in advance!

I'm pretty open to tall/short or any kind of Iris. It does get very warm here during the summer and into the Fall. I have trees so they get some shade.
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Dec 7, 2020 12:23 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I like Superstition Gardens. They send nice rhizomes and have a great selection.
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Dec 7, 2020 2:20 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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I agree about Superstition, Jason T. I'd add, among others, Iris Sisters.
Robin Shadlow grows excellent irises and has a great selection and she's generous with bonuses.
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Dec 7, 2020 2:29 PM CST
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
Great, thank you both!
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Dec 7, 2020 2:35 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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welcome to the iris forum, jason.

check out the vendor's (grower's/seller's) page on this forum.
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Dec 7, 2020 10:39 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hooker Nichols grows irises in your zone & sells them.
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Dec 8, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I have been buying Burseens for multiple years. And I have nothing but good things to say. All the other vendors mentioned are wonderful too.
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Dec 8, 2020 2:47 PM CST
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
Thank you very much!

GreenIris said:I have been buying Burseens for multiple years. And I have nothing but good things to say. All the other vendors mentioned are wonderful too.
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Dec 9, 2020 11:11 PM CST
Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
In addition to what the others said, you might want to check out Seandel Iris Gardens. They are in Plano, TX. Also, check out The Shady Spot on Facebook. They are in Texas.

I don't have any Burseen irises, but I've only ever heard good things about them.

Schreiner's, Mid America, and Sutton's are good too. Keith Keppel has some great ones as well. These are all Oregon or Idaho growers though. Stout Gardens is in Oklahoma and has a nice selection.
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Dec 10, 2020 6:02 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Winterberry Irises in VA specializes in reblooming plants.
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Dec 16, 2020 2:05 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Keith Keppel's 2021 introductions are online!. I've already found a must-have!
https://keithkeppeliris.com
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Dec 16, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Jan ~ Which one was that?
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Dec 19, 2020 1:30 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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I'm filling out my Keppel order now... Limiting myself to 6 Rolling on the floor laughing

My favorites, in no particular order.. Superstition, Keppel, Iris Sisters, Mid-America, Bluebird Haven (for historics)..

Is the Shady Spot selling again?

Most of the Burseen Iris I have came through our club.. They've all grown well.. My current favorite of his is 'Digs'
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Dec 19, 2020 1:35 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm just getting one of Keith's intros this year - HANDSOME DEVIL.
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Dec 19, 2020 10:39 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Certainly some pretty ones from Keith, but I'm trying to limit myself this year. Angel
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Dec 20, 2020 2:13 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
Henhouse said:I'm filling out my Keppel order now... Limiting myself to 6 Rolling on the floor laughing

My favorites, in no particular order.. Superstition, Keppel, Iris Sisters, Mid-America, Bluebird Haven (for historics)..


Sherry ~ 6 irises or 6 vendors? nodding
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Dec 20, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Dec 20, 2020 4:13 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Whistling Whistling Hilarious!
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Dec 23, 2020 11:54 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
evelyninthegarden said:

Sherry ~ 6 irises or 6 vendors? nodding


6 from Keppel... I'll take a look at Superstition when he posts his 2021 list.. and unless I can start culling some, I just don't have room to order from 6 vendors.. Full up here at the Inn.. I wish that there were more I didn't like... They're all so pretty Lovey dubby
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Dec 24, 2020 2:12 PM CST
Name: Timothy
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
Henhouse said:

6 from Keppel... I'll take a look at Superstition when he posts his 2021 list.. and unless I can start culling some, I just don't have room to order from 6 vendors.. Full up here at the Inn.. I wish that there were more I didn't like... They're all so pretty Lovey dubby



I only wish i could stop -- i've vast amounts of room, but limited energy and stamina. I've decided only 2021 intros this year to add. Already sent a check for 8 of Keiths intros, and will get Ghio's from Schreiners. Still going thru Suttons for those that i want. Ill most likely get most of Tom and Pauls intros thru a nice fat club order next year.

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