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Jul 10, 2014 12:24 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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Just curious what everyone's best iris have been. Many times the pretty faces do not have robust

plant habits. I have tried to add a few rebloomers. I am not wanting to add a large number but a

few that are garden worthy.

Thanks,

Teresa
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Jul 10, 2014 5:54 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
In Your Dreams

for a re-bloomer

Again & Again
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Jul 10, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hi Teresa! Good to see you!! Smiling

You didn't mention any of your likes. Prefer newer ones, or historics? Pastels or dark?
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Jul 10, 2014 6:09 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Thornbird. It multiplies fast an has a lot of bloom stalks. It is a TB.
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Jul 10, 2014 12:27 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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Until this summer, I have only had six or seven Iris. Next year will be different, but for now:

Here is a 1930s yellow historic that is like a Timex--takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin' and sometimes reblooms for me.
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Pretty much everything in my yard has to be tough as nails or it doesn't survive my neglect. This NOID is one of those and is probably my favorite.
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Jul 10, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I really like the second one, Debra! Thumbs up

I will always grow my noids...after all...they were here first!

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Jul 10, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Ken, that first one of yours is PRETTY! Thumbs up
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Jul 10, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Like Ken - I will always grow the one that was here before me - Quaker Lady
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But also Owyhee Desert because it always blooms and smells great and well, I love the look of it
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And I think both Michigan Pride and Grateful Red will make the cut because I grew up in MI and Red just blew me away when it bloomed.
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Jul 10, 2014 4:04 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I love 'em too. They are the survivors. I also love the named ones..... just fickle I guess.
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Jul 10, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Michigan Pride and Grateful Red are two that I need to get.

A new one that I recently added...Ink Patterns. It's a blooming machine and a good increaser here and I love the way it looks.
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I never did get a clump shot this year.
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Jul 10, 2014 4:41 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
Excellent, keep posting. I am looking for the flash drive with my iris pics Sad
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Jul 10, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
I love lovemyhouse's yellow historic. Thumbs up
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Jul 10, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Have plenty of it, Linnea. Be happy to send you some for postage if you would like some pieces of it.
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Jul 10, 2014 7:11 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
So far, my NoIDs, because of who gave them to me years ago. May she rest in peace...
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More will be added to this list as old beds are being brought back to life.

I'm only a year into "named" irises, so I'm sure that list will grow with named ones too.
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Jul 10, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
wow, are all these re-blooming already! I'll bet Arlyn knows a few of these especially No. 11.
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Jul 10, 2014 7:44 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Out of those, only #16 has re-bloomed. While I've had a very late, or slow, #2 and #5 just bloom.
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Jul 10, 2014 8:02 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
#3 reminds me of Chuckwagon. Love # 7 & # 9. You have some beautiful NoIDs.
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Jul 10, 2014 8:25 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Rob -- those are just beautiful, every one of them. May she rest in peace, whoever she is. Group hug
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Jul 10, 2014 10:40 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
Ha! most of my favorites are NOIDs too.
Possibly 'Classic Look'.. goes with everything, always beautiful.
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Two blue rebloomers from a dear friend who is no longer with us.
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'Quaker Lady'
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Iris pallida 'Aurea Variegata'
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'Mulled Wine'- just a great color
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'Competitive Edge'- one of the last to bloom & looks great w/ purple foliage plants


I'm sure there are more.... There are many that are newer that look like they're going to become favorites.. I'll need a couple more years to evaluate, but if these continue as they have , I might add: 'That's All Folks', 'Conjuration', 'Spring Bliss', 'Alcazar', 'Spooned Blaze', 'Confetti', 'Fall Fiesta', 'Dynamite', 'Whole Cloth', 'Easter Bonnet', 'Paul Black', 'Absolute Treasure', 'Splashacata'....

If I ever move to a small yard, I'm toast...
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Jul 11, 2014 4:45 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Sherry

That blue in the third photograph is beautiful. Smiling
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