Irises forum: What's on your iris wish list?

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jul 16, 2014 10:14 AM CST
I'm resisting ordering any more irises this year - so many yet to come - but I keep seeing so many here
that I want. I'm already thinking about my 2015 list.
Here's a few:
Sultry Mood
Applause Line
Mulled Wine
etc.

What's on your wish list?
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 16, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Most of my ordering is done by whim... but I have an extensive wish list..
There are a lot of historics that I should have because they are classics (Dogrose, Helen Collingwood, Elmohr, Elsinor, Miss California, Jungle Shadows, Mady Cariere, Mohrning Haze, Mulberry Rose, Paragon, Rhages, Truly Yours, etc etc...)..
There are the ones that I should get to see if they match my NOID's (Cloud Baron, Champagne Taste, Blonde Bombshell, Dutch Master, Gypsy Lullaby, Art Form, Blue Suede Shoes, Blue Anew, Shipshape...and more I can't remember)
Ah, and then the ones that I had in the past and left behind (with the Bishops Weed)..Joyce Terry, Bride's Halo, Street Walker, Magharee, etc..
And then the new ones... I'll have to get back to you on those...
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 16, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Sherry, I could help you with Rhages, Bride's Halo, and Magharee!
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 16, 2014 11:15 AM CST
I have scribbles everywhere. I need to start an alphabetical notebook. Ha! You got me to compile the scribbles on envelopes and to-do lists. I cut and pasted this to my email so I can add when I want. I can bring the list with me to auctions and sales. Yay!

Allah
Allegiance
Alpine Lake
Ambassadeur
Autumn Sunset
Autumn Twighlight
Blue Eyes
Blue Moss
Bright Eyes
Brother Carl
Buffawn
Cherry Falls
Chimera
Cinnamon Flash
Clancy
Clarence
Cool Spring
Corsage
Crimson Repeater
Crow's Feet
Cumquat
Desert Song
Doriot (1957, weird blue)
Drady
Dr. Moody
Easter Bonnet
Echo de France
Eldorado (1910)
Fairy - on more than one list....I really like that one.
Flora Zenon
Frost & Flame
Ghost Story
Golden Light
Gingerbread Castle
Havelberg
Jacquesiana
Jealous Bells
Joseph's Coat
Lenzschnee
Lighthouse
Lumalite
Madame Butterfly
Maisie Lowe
Mazatlan
Midgard
Missouri (wildish)
Money in your Pocket
Mykayla
Nicole Lassailly
Nuee d'Orage (1905)
Olympiad Blue
Ovation
Oyez - on more than one list
Pacemaker
Painted Desert
Painted Doll
Pewee
Regards
Shadrach
Silver Edge
Sir Michael
Sky Hooks
Snow Flurry
Snow Orchid (1946)
Striped Butterfly (1958, true from seed)
Sudden Spring
Tinkerbell
What Again
Wyomissing
Rolling on the floor laughing I don't want much.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jul 16, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Wow - an alphabetical list ! Impressive! Thumbs up

As a relative newbie to irises, this site is such an education!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 16, 2014 11:24 AM CST
I am trying very hard not to put any more TB's on my wish list. Just off hand I can thing of these I must have
1Tobacco Chew - for the beard
Multnomah Falls - blue with pinkish beards (will go well with Enchanted Princess, SDB pink with blue beard)
Rosy Forecast - saw this at an iris show and fell in LOVE
Dipped in Dots - love it
Alien Mist - some here have this and I gotta do a swap
Green and Gifted - lovely
Haunted Heart
Main Street with those black falls
Reckless Abandon - saw it on here and if it is true to color it is gorgeous
Tango Amigo - I like the brown toned ones
Honky Tonk Hussy - one I bought and turned out to be something else. I WANT IT!

and I have many dwarfs I want
Crank it Up - blue with pinkish beard new this season and gotta have it next year
Yahtzee - for the beard
Ocean Pearl - blue
Café Mocha - love it
Brevity - love it
Cocoa Pink - gotta have it
Dragon Flamedart and Dragon Den - most iris with dragon in the name are beautiful and these two are
Robins nest a beautiful little one
Scoundrel - has a lot going on
Wind Rose - just gorgous
Tickety Boo - pink with navy beard.......

........ just a few

I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 16, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Linnea, I have a couple that are on your list - Alpine Lake, Clarence, Lumalite and I am supposed to be getting Tinkerbell this summer. I have depleted the stock of these a bit for this year but will have increases next year. I will be glad to send you a start of each. Thanx for starting this thread Jan. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 16, 2014 11:43 AM CST
One that is definitely on my wish list is Peking Dancer, which Tom said will be very hard to find. So hopefully, some day I will have something he wants that I can trade to him for a rhizome of Dancer.... if only he had waited for Coal Seams.... (this is truly emphasizing the WISH part of wish list as you can see!).

Others include Elizabethan Age, Dr. Moody, that cute little black dwarf that was on this forum (and that I need to write down the name of!!!), Vapor and a bunch of Japanese iris that I will pick up after seeing how well the ones I ordered this year do in my yard.

I have already been blessed with many of my wish list items from when Greg brought me down some rhizomes on his way to his parents house earlier this summer! Smiling Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 16, 2014 12:11 PM CST
That would be great! I think I should buy Fairy. It was scribbled repeatedly as one to "buy".

I got a lot of new ones this year, so it will be a while before they multiply. My old ones are Honorabile, Fabian, I. pallida and a dwarf I think is Manhattan Blue. I bought one to compare with later.

The new plants are

Argentea (I. pallida with variegated foliage)
Being Busy
Blueberry Tart
Bright hour (we think)
Candy Apple
Cat's Eye
Chanted
Cheers
Cherry Tart
Cottage Maid (Barr's)
Double Your Fun
Dusky Challanger
Edith Wolford
Florentina
I. Germanica
Gudrun
Indian Chief
Jewel Baby
Kiss Me Quick
Lent A. Williams
Little Dream
Loreley
Mary Geddes
Gypsy Queen
Rhein Nixe
Royal Eyelash
Skating Party
Snugglebug
Wabash (we think)
I probably forgot something.

The NoIDs: Rhizomes from the banking that have never bloomed since I moved here in 1997; rhizomes beginning to rot near the porch lattice that had one bloom similar to Fabian, but not; some probably Sir Michael Foster rhizomes similar to Caterina from looking at the eBay picture; some yellow, purple and Gypsy Queen looking rhizomes from a trade with a gal; the yellow, purple and bi-color purple irises we got off Craigslist - all 1000 of them. I also have some rhizomes I forgot to label, so they get planted in their own group. Sometimes I can tell what they are by their characteristics. The blue dwarfs have rhizomes that look like cat poo. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 16, 2014 12:15 PM CST
Leslie, I'd trade a Peking Dancer for another coal seams. Then I'd have two of them. Then my Peking Dancer will be thinned enough for the year. I also have Peking Summer some where, but it hasn't bloomed in a while. Think it's being crowded out by my tiger lily.
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DaveinPA
Jul 16, 2014 12:31 PM CST
Helen Collingwood has grown sufficiently to split and send if desired Sherry. Next year Rhages would be ready.

Nice thread and nice lists!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jul 16, 2014 12:31 PM CST
Feeling so lucky that I got some of Tom's Peking Dancer. Fingers crossed that the dancer will like California!

(HAHA - I just read Double your Fun as Double Your Chin !! )
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 16, 2014 12:42 PM CST
I have several that are on your list Linnea. I do not have one that looks like you described your blue dwarf. hmmmm.......
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jul 16, 2014 1:01 PM CST
I should have Dr. Moody and Elizabethian Age for you next year! Blinking
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 16, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Yay Greg! Love those two.

Tom: I will check out the Coal Seams when I get home. It may be next year before I have decent increases to send. But if you can wait, then put a flag on Dancer for me.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM CST
Oh noooooooooooooo, I found another list. Blinking

One of these days we could all have the same garden after mailing our rhizomes everywhere. Rolling on the floor laughing
Don't make fear based decisions.

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UndertheSun
Jul 16, 2014 3:31 PM CST
I gave up on a written wish list and instead I created my ever growing wish on here under my profile.

It's embarrassing how long it's getting. *Blush* I fear it will only get worse... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 16, 2014 8:21 PM CST
Linnea -- I have Clarence that needs thinning right now. A small flat-rate box would run six bucks. Tree-mail if interested.

Bonnie -- I can take care of Alien Mist for you next year, and probably Tango Amigo this year. LMK!!
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 16, 2014 8:44 PM CST
Rob, your list is so civilized.... I have several on your list.. Bewilderbeast (probably), Competitive Edge, Conjuration, Edith Wolford, Mallory Kay, San Francisco.. and a few others, I'd have to check on increases.

Tom and Dave, I would love to take you up on your kind offers. You both will have to post your wish listsso I can see if I have anything to offer you guys..

Linnea, my list is easily as long as yours... I was a little shy about posting the *whole* thing hahahaha
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jul 16, 2014 10:06 PM CST
My list contains mostly mdb's and sdb's right now as I don't really have any.
Bluebeard's ghost
Brevity
Cat's Eye
Chanted
Devoted
Elephant's Footprint
Force Field
Graph
Icon
Leopard's Print
Puddy Tat
Pulsator
Stop and Stare
Tickety Boo

Oh, I always wanted Awesome Alex but never get around to it. and~and~and Whistling Hilarious!
Now that I have seen Kid Power...I want that one also. Rolling on the floor laughing

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