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Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Dec 7, 2020 12:07 PM CST
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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Paul2032
Dec 7, 2020 12:23 PM CST
I like Superstition Gardens. They send nice rhizomes and have a great selection.
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janwax
Dec 7, 2020 2:20 PM CST
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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JasonT
Dec 7, 2020 2:29 PM CST
Great, thank you both!
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shizen
Dec 7, 2020 2:35 PM CST
welcome to the iris forum, jason.

check out the vendor's (grower's/seller's) page on this forum.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Dec 7, 2020 10:39 PM CST
Hooker Nichols grows irises in your zone & sells them.
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GreenIris
Dec 8, 2020 8:13 AM CST
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 think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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JasonT
Dec 8, 2020 2:47 PM CST
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.


Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
CS_925
Dec 9, 2020 11:11 PM CST
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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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Dec 10, 2020 6:02 AM CST
Winterberry Irises in VA specializes in reblooming plants.
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janwax
Dec 16, 2020 2:05 PM CST
Keith Keppel's 2021 introductions are online!. I've already found a must-have!
https://keithkeppeliris.com
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 16, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Jan ~ Which one was that?
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Henhouse
Dec 19, 2020 1:30 AM CST
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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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Dec 19, 2020 1:35 AM CST
I'm just getting one of Keith's intros this year - HANDSOME DEVIL.
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 19, 2020 10:39 PM CST
Certainly some pretty ones from Keith, but I'm trying to limit myself this year. Angel
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 20, 2020 2:13 PM CST
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
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Totally_Amazing
Dec 20, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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shizen
Dec 20, 2020 4:13 PM CST
Whistling Whistling Hilarious!
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Henhouse
Dec 23, 2020 11:54 PM CST
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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TBManOR
Dec 24, 2020 2:12 PM CST
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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