Irises forum: Most Wanted - photos of your Very Favorite One

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 1:52 PM CST
We all have lists of irises we want to have. I have lists of my lists. But when I think about the iris I'd like to have the very most, it is a Blyth Seedling - (I think the # is V1591). I saw it on Facebook. What's your #1?


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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 30, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Jan, if I HAD to decide on ONLY ONE..... I would have to breath into a paper bag! I have a top twenty and when I look at them I love them best for different reasons..... yes, best. I will enjoy watching what others choose.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Oh Jan that seedling is gorgeous!!! But how does one choose a single iris they want most? I'll have to think on that for a bit!
(Zone 9b)
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UndertheSun
Nov 30, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Oh Jan, that is a beauty!

It's impossible for me to narrow it down to one.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 30, 2014 2:08 PM CST
My most wanted is one of Kent's seedlings.
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This, too, shall pass.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 30, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Beautiful choice, Debra!
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 30, 2014 2:23 PM CST
My most wanted would be:

Patchwork Puzzle
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Nov 30, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Not possible! Hilarious! Way too many to choose just one!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Yes, Patchwork Puzzle is my #2, Greg - and probably should be my #1 because it is accessible, since it's been introduced! (Maybe seedlings shouldn't count? Will we ever have a chance to buy it?)

Please post a picture of your favorite.
That seedling of Kent's is gorgeous!

Let's not get tooooo serious about this. It's a game. Which one makes you catch your breath? The most? Today. Post a picture of it.

Patchwork Puzzle:
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Imagine that Santa said you could pick just one new iris for your Christmas present. Out of all the ones you're
salivating over.
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Ok, I'll bite, if it's just for today I can deal with that... Hilarious!

My most wanted (at least for today) is Duplication



It is a luminata, with a pronounced sweet fragrance and is a re-bloomer!!!


Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 30, 2014 3:45 PM CST
I would want to pick one from the 2015 intros of Keppel, Ghio, Blyth, Black or T. Johnson. I haven't seen them yet. Years ago my sweet Wife ordered Beverly Sills for me for Christmas one year.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 30, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Well, the first dozen, or so on my list are impossible to add pictures of, as, as far as I know...there aren't any! That brings me to this one:

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Zuni (Ayers 1931)
very, very similar to "Indian Chief", another Ayers introduction.
But, I really suppose you're thinking of more "modern" irises, so, Zuni Echo (Blyth 1986), a BB, is up pretty far on my list. it "sounds" very nice (haven't seen a picture of that one ,either !).
But that one's getting a little "long in the tooth", also, I guess! So , sticking with the "Zuni" theme, there's an SDB from 2012, Zuni Thundercloud, that's up towards the top of the list, as well.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
Nov 30, 2014 3:57 PM CST
Just for today and one that is commercially available?

Lemon Lunar Lander
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This, too, shall pass.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Nov 30, 2014 4:18 PM CST
One? One Iris? Only ONE Iris? Awh -- not possible -- just not...... (walking away shaking head and mumbling)..................
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Nov 30, 2014 4:29 PM CST
I have Duplication on one of my lists,too, Marilyn. Such great form. But I didn't know that it's a re-bloomer. Moving up my list for sure!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Nov 30, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Just one for today, Mary Ann. Or even for this hour. Big Grin
This, too, shall pass.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 30, 2014 5:34 PM CST
Oh yes! Lemon Lunar Lander is a great one! ...can't wait for tomorrow, I already have an idea for one! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 30, 2014 5:47 PM CST
So we get to have a favorite each day and it can change???? Cool
Today's fav. is:

Super Hero


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: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 30, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Woops, I miss understood, we're supposed to choose one that we don't have, but I have Super Hero, so I guess that doesn't count, now I have to go look at my wish list.
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

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