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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 10, 2014 8:49 AM CST
What did you loose this last year? Here is my sad list (this covers the last three years).

I was going through my spreadsheet of Iris cultivars putting the 2014 bloom season statistics. I then did a rough update to note which cultivars are considered "lost" and created the following list. It is not in want back order, but I will be on the lookout for these when I see other things I like. There are a few I may decide to not get again, but for the most part I want to get them again. Room is always an issue!!!

Accessible
Action Adventure
Adoree
Az Ap
Banda Larga
Beach Dance
Behind Closed Doors
Brilliant Performance
Circle of Light *
Contrite
Creative Stitchery **
Credible Justification
Delightful Kid
Don't be Cruel
Expressions
Fancy Dress *
Fiery Figure
Follow That Dream
Gettysburg Address
Going my Way
Heather Hawk
I Hope You Dance *
Inspired
Liaison *
Lunar Whitewash
Magharee *
Main Attraction
Matt McNames
Mountain Dew
Nora Eileen
Obsidian
Peaceful Persuasion
Spice Trader
Splashacata *
Spreckles
Tiger Shark
Tuxedo
Wings of Peace *
Yubblegum

* Replaced or on the way since posting this thread

** This is confused with Lady Laree/Art Deco.




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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Sep 10, 2014 10:02 AM CST
Besides Nora Eileen I am not going to be of any help to you. Hope you find Gettysburg Address, I really like that one.
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 10, 2014 10:24 AM CST
Three or four of these are available to me from Stoney Creek Iris. I just need to ask. Brilliant Performance and Nora Eileen are two of those. Not sure though that i really want Brilliant Performance back. I will most likely skip that one. I got it as a bonus, so it is not something special to me.

http://www.stoneycreekiris.com/

Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Sep 10, 2014 10:33 AM CST
I have Going My Way, Liaison, and Magharee. Should have lots of each in the Spring if you are still wanting to replace them then.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 10, 2014 10:51 AM CST
Cool. Would love to. You have a bunch I am interested in. Hopefully I have some you would like to capture!
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Sep 10, 2014 10:53 AM CST
I have Adoree, Behind Closed Doors, and Splashacata...but Adoree is struggling so I don't know when or if I'll be able to share that one. I'll have to see how the other two are doing next fall. I also have Wings of Peace...already dug...and if it will fit in the envelope it may be coming your way along with the others!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 10, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Hurray!

Awesome.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Sep 11, 2014 1:39 AM CST
That made me so sad to read. I've only lost 2 or 3 ever...
I only have Splashacata, which has done well.. If you don't get it from somewhere else, I'd be happy to share next year.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Sep 11, 2014 3:54 AM CST
Adoree seems to be a very slow one to increas here too. Her child Adoranova seems to be following in the same footsteps.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 11, 2014 6:06 AM CST
The total is what I lost over the last three years and only counts when I completely lost a cultivar. I started concentrating on getting replacements this year and have done so for over 10 cultivars (so the list would be longer if I had not started replacing).
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Sep 11, 2014 6:48 AM CST
Greg, I want to get Honky Tonk Hussy. I bought it from a vendor and it is the wrong iris. That vendor is no longer around. I liked it so much and thought I had it so I feel like it is a replacement iris. lol Here are the ones I lost this year and have not replaced yet.

Brown Lasso (must replace this one)
Baboon Bottom (will replace it as I go)
Anvil of Darkness (will replace it as I go)
Dangerous Mood (must replace this one)
Halloween Moon (must replace this one)
Crackling Caldera (great beards, will replace it as I go)
Fleabitten Butterscotch (must replace this one)
Mad World (really want to replace this one)
Matt McNames (must replace this one)
Moment SDB (must replace this one)

Some of these survived the spring hail storm but just could not hold on with split rhizomes and all their leaves broken and beaten. I already have one order with several on it ready to send next spring. I have had a near miss with rot on Enchanted Princess but I dug it up and did surgery and saved two rhizomes. I lost half of protocol and a few rhizomes of a noid SDB to rot. So far so good.


I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 11, 2014 6:55 AM CST
I have three of those. Let me check the status, but I think I could send you all three week (probably Monday). They are:

Brown Lasso
Anvil of Darkness
Dangerous Mood
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Sep 11, 2014 7:00 AM CST
I would love that. Their spots are still open with the name tag on it since I plan to replace them. I will gladly send you postage. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 11, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Ones I have replaced this year include:

Beverly Sills
Blueberry Bliss
Change of Pace
Chinook Winds
Decadence
Deep Currents
Dusky Challenger
Edith Wolford
Fogbound
Glad
Gladiatrix
Honeycomb
Indigo Seas
Slovak Prince
Suspicion
Wintry Sky
World Premier


And here are are ones on the way:

Circle of Light
Fancy Dress
I Hope You Dance
Liaison
Magharee
Splashacata
Wings of Peace

Lovey dubby
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Sep 11, 2014 8:52 AM CST
As far as "total" losses, luckily there have only been a few, and almost all of those were replaceable. A couple just never 'took off" after planting, and the vendors replaced those. I did lose one of "last years" iris to a strange case of rot, and, so far, I haven't been able to find a replacement....and it's getting late enough in the year that it will be a "next years' project.
I did lose one late last fall, also, but .supposedly, I have one coming to replace it....if it ever gets here, that is ! Again, it's getting pretty late in the year to be doing much iris planting. ..............Arlyn
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 11, 2014 9:06 AM CST
ha ha. I am sure I will be at it until mid October. The plan was to finish by Labor day, but I moved two beds and created two new beds.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
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Moiris
Sep 11, 2014 10:33 AM CST
Bonnie, I was recently given 3 little Baboon Bottom rhizomes. If you check with me next year hopefully I will have enough increase to share...unless someone else has some available sooner.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Sep 11, 2014 10:44 AM CST
I almost lost Poem of Ecstasy to rot, it looks like I was able to save 1 rhizome that is starting to take hold. I also lost a lot of Aura Light, Total Recall, Tanya Lynn, Crete, and Desert Sonata...but it looks like I managed to save some of each...time will tell. I was not able to save Cranberry Sauce. I also lost Game Plan, but have that one on order.

I'm sorry to hear you lost so many Greg, even if it was over a few years Sad If you re-post your list next spring that will remind us and maybe between us we can help replace a few more. Smiling

Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
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bramedog
Sep 11, 2014 12:03 PM CST
I have Matt McNames I just split up this year and Circle of Light which I will split up next year. Both good increasers here... should be able to do something next year.

The only one I lost this year was Red Handed, which is a bummer... I really like it. Had some messed up blooms this spring...then just shriveled up. Didn't see any rot or borers.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Sep 11, 2014 1:24 PM CST
Most of these have disappeared from my yard without a trace. I'm thinking it's from all the ground squirrels I have in my area. (I also have a lot of wild rabbits too) I think they are stealing and eating them.

Afternoon Delight
Amber Essence
Arctic Burst
Belvi Cloud
Cotillion Gown (died from rot...and I just got this one a few weeks ago Sad )
Evening Drama (shriveled up)
Hello Darkness (bought 2, one died in Winter, the other bloomed with no new growth)
Hot Topic
Inspired
Jurassic Park *
Kathleen Nelson (died in Winter)
King of the Road (bought 2, one died in Winter, the other turned out to be something else)
Maui Sunrise
Men in Black
Mesmerizer (died in Winter)
Micro Burst
Nessun Dorma
Queen's Circle *
River Pearl (shriveled up)
Rock and Roll Girl
Sky Hooks
Softly
Struck Twice (shriveled up)
Swing Town (bloomed with no new growth)
Tennison Ridge (bloomed with no new growth)
Tink (bought 2, one died in Winter, the other is barely hanging on. I think it will die this Winter)

I lost quite a few this year. Thankfully, the vanishing rhizomes have stopped, but the squirrel damages have not. They are digging up and under everything! Grumbling

* Replaced or on the way since posting this thread (copied from Greg)

The ones that died during Winter (and some that are still not doing well) started off as very small and very dry rhizomes. So I had a feeling their success rate would be low.
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