Irises forum: Biggest Iris Blossom?

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 21, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Wondering what your largest blossom has been.

Or any large-blossomed iris that comes to mind.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 21, 2015 5:39 PM CST
Probably my pale yellow Noid Louisiana. Blooms average 8 or more inches across without the falls flopping.

Of my TB's that have bloomed, I would say Slew O' Gold and Silverado had the largest blooms.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 21, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Thank You! Leslie.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 21, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Big Boss and Poem of Ecstasy. Huge!!!
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jan 21, 2015 8:50 PM CST
Supreme Sultan, Siletz Bay, Indigo Rim are all huge and very tall plants too.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Jan 21, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Figure Head is huge...bigger than Poem Of Ecstasy...for me at least!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 22, 2015 8:47 AM CST
I never realized Poem of Ecstasy had really large blooms. So glad I finally ordered it!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 22, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Oh Gee Leslie, I have lost of that, could have sent some. Shrug!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 22, 2015 1:09 PM CST
I ordered it from Wild Iris Rows, so Greg Hester is easy about changes in my order if you really have some to send me Tom! I had to substitute last year because of a couple I got from Greg (Misawa).
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 22, 2015 1:13 PM CST
I know I can send at least a start, but they're under snow right now, so I don't know if I have more then one, but I'll have at least one for sure.
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: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 22, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Remind you in the spring?? Thank You!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 22, 2015 1:33 PM CST
What surprised me about Poem of Ecstasy was the large number of its progeny - many greats among them.
I ordered it from Blue J.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 22, 2015 7:12 PM CST
This NOID. Blooms are huge.

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 23, 2015 12:34 AM CST
Debra,
That big purple NOID looks like the one my mother had that I've been trying to duplicate.. Is it also fairly tall?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 23, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Sherry, I am still learning about Iris heights, but I'd say it is tall.
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It multiplies like crazy. If you want some rhizomes, be happy to send them.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 23, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Love the new avatar pic Sherry. Falconry too? You are a busy lady. Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 23, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Looks more like an Americana hen.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 23, 2015 10:35 AM CST
I don't think anyone would let a falcon sit on a unprotected hand.... ??? Maybe some would? The handlers I have seen keep leather protection on hands and arms and the birds are banded and have a place to snap a leash on their leg.
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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
Jan 23, 2015 10:42 AM CST
I have an Amercana rooster I call Hawk, he looks so much like a rapter.
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: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jan 24, 2015 1:53 AM CST
It's called chicken whispering Leslie Hilarious!
The two youngsters I have just started laying.. The eggs are small still, but blue! The ones I had before laid greenish eggs. My other two have started laying again too (brown eggs)..

Debra, YES! I'd love some!!
My mother would make these big dramatic arrangements on the grand piano.. When the Iris were in bloom, they'd be featured.. I've got the piano, but it's home to my 46 year old Spathiphyllum. Mom didn't do any gardening, so she had time to make arrangements every week. Hilarious!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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