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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 24, 2015 2:46 PM CST
First choice for me would be 'The Red Douglas'. I love this one.


'Phalanx' is 1951, but doesn't have that tailored look that I associate w/ the 50's..
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 24, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Well, I doubt you want a 50's-70's red self.....your "red noid" would fill that bill, as good as any. So, there is:

Apache (Farr 1926) IB, if you want a slightly smaller, earlier iris


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Cayenne Capers (Gibson 1959/61) if you don't mind a "slightly newer' one..it's a nice plic, blooms well....and also does Re ,here.


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and good, old ,Indian Chief (Ayers 1929)......hard to beat, if you want a tall one !


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Kansas Ingleside ( Hillson 1939/40) another that Re's here


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Picador (Morrison 1930) maybe a bit too 'varigata' for a real "red"


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Potawatomi (Wise 1949) another that Re's here


Red Chieftain ( Sass Bros. 1954/55)



Sachem (Loomis 1930)


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The Red Douglas (Jacob Sass 1937) this one was the Dykes winner in1941, and it seems to be understandable why it won......a real, nice iris !


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And if you want a "little guy" for the front of the bed, there's "Red At Last" (Mahood 1969)
See if any of these trip your trigger, and, if not, we'll run some more by you !!
And, by the way, I have you down for some Autumn Twilight Thumbs up
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 24, 2015 3:11 PM CST
We cross-posted, Sherry, and it looks like we agree that TRD is a nice iris Sticking tongue out
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 24, 2015 4:35 PM CST
I watered my newly planted iris and pulled up tiny cypress vine sprouts :(

I would love to have more large mixed bed but I found it stresses me out to have them untidy so keeping it undercontrol keeps me happier in the long run. I give my neighbor a lot of plants and we walk together so I get to visit them lol.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 24, 2015 4:49 PM CST
I'm looking forward to The Red Douglas (thanks Sherry!). It will look great with Indian Chief and Shaw Jehan!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 24, 2015 6:20 PM CST
I think the Red Douglas is awesome, it will match my Husker's Red Pensteman really nice. I also like Indian Cheif. They would compliment each other nicely. Can't wait for Autumn Twilight. Hurray!
I thought of the red NOID, but I was wanting older stuff in there.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 24, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Quapaw is a nice red one.

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It was my favorite red this spring. I wonder what will be my favorite one next spring. lol
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 24, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Quaqaw is nice, but I want the older dog eared types to match what's there.

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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 24, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I love that one, Bonnie............. Lovey dubby
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 24, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Bonnie -- you should put that photo in the database. It's a better photo than the other ones there (which are also yours, I realize).
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 24, 2015 7:13 PM CST
I know I'll have some IC for next year, and I'll put that on your list , as well....not sure about TRD, but I'll put you down, until I'm sure, one way ,or the other, Tom.


this is "Red Orchid' ( Jacob Sass 1934), it's an IB, and a sweet , early bloomer, that, to my eye, looks like a "smaller version" of TRD
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 24, 2015 7:16 PM CST
With all the recent rain, the ground was nice and soft. I took out violets, crab grass and bindweed from about a 4 x 4 area. The crab grass and seed free bindweed goes on the driveway to get baked in the sun before being tossed into compost. Seeds go in the trash.

There are Fabian, Mary Ann's noIDs, Blue Moon Siberians, globe thistle, obedience, marjoram, strawberries, kale, chives, probably some beets and magenta spiderworts in this garden.

The violets went in more landscaping trenches to fill them in. My son trenched around all my trees. I am bringing everything level again.

Hopefully ChipDrop actually drops some chips.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 24, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Big projects going on in your yard, Linnea!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 24, 2015 9:05 PM CST
Yes. I really need to just mow the weeds and work on doors and windows. Some day when no men are home, I am going to read a book and learn how to repair some siding and framing so I can pop a new door in. Then I can install a doggy door. I have a nice old carpentry book that uses hand tools. The book is newer than the house and older than I. Thumbs up

There are a couple of boards on the porch that should be replaced. Another cinchy job.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 24, 2015 10:13 PM CST
Arlyn just send me Rosy Wings this year, but from the pictures I've seen, it looks like it would go nicely with Indian Chief.
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iciris
Aug 24, 2015 11:31 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Quaqaw is nice, but I want the older dog eared types to match what's there.



Tom,
When I was looking through the database I thought this might be the type of Iris your looking for
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2015 2:29 AM CST
crowrita1 said:I know I'll have some IC for next year, and I'll put that on your list , as well....not sure about TRD, but I'll put you down, until I'm sure, one way ,or the other, Tom.


this is "Red Orchid' ( Jacob Sass 1934), it's an IB, and a sweet , early bloomer, that, to my eye, looks like a "smaller version" of TRD


Those 3 will do it nicely. They need to be taller ones to get above the other things in this mixed bed. Good grief, I can't believe I'm looking for next year when I haven't even gotten all of this year's yet. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 25, 2015 3:52 AM CST
tveguy3 said:That's progress Patrick! Thumbs up I had to do some running today so I didn't get much time to take advantage of the cool weather. I did manage to increase a part of the historic bed and do some weeding. I still have more increasing to do there, but I have made room to move at least 3 from their current place to this bed where they belong. I have four more historics that need to be moved into that bed yet this fall. Then I have to talk Arlyn out of some of that Autumn Twilight for next year. Lovey dubby And I need to get a red historic for that bed too add some more color. Thinking about the ol' Indian Cheif, any suggestions on a nice red histoic?


For some reason, I have a lot of REDS this year - Indian Chief is one of them, and I have planted 2 rhizomes of this Historic iris this year. I also have "Ida Red", "Solid Mahogany",
"Caliente", "Sultans Palace" , "Dauntless" and of course I have "The Red Douglas", plus I
have "Samurai Warrior". So I'm inundated with Red Iris this year. Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Aug 25, 2015 4:26 AM CST
Patrick, Nice choices for reds. I would like to add Cajun spices, class ring, every which way, samurai warrior, Saturday night live, War chief.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2015 5:56 AM CST
Class Ring sure sticks out in that group, pretty modern. I have it and it's really a nice one. I have a lot of browns (added a couple this year), yellows, blue, purple and some mauve colored irises in the historic bed, and thought I needed some reds to complete the color spectrum. I probably should put some of my Beverly Sills in that bed too, but it's not really one of the dog eared irises. I'm not sure if there are any pinks that are.
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