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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 25, 2015 10:45 AM CST
I think the older pinks with that form, like the old reds, are not quite as pink by today's standards, but there are some pretty ones that would look nice with your collection. Just found this one browsing though HIPS gallery:


And Easter Bonnet is a nice one. Seems to vary in color quite a bit...
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Aug 25, 2015 10:57 AM CST
Orchid pink would be a pretty addition too:
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 25, 2015 11:57 AM CST
I have had Easter Bonnet it is a nice one. Why did I give it ALL away.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2015 12:11 PM CST
I have a NOID that's kind of a mauve color. Somewhat like those above.
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 25, 2015 3:04 PM CST
Tom, I really like your NOID, and I also have 'China Maid' just planted this year in my garden, so I'm looking forward to seeing it in bloom next Spring.
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Aug 25, 2015 3:57 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I have a NOID that's kind of a mauve color. Somewhat like those above.
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That's really pretty Lovey dubby
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2015 5:46 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I have a NOID that's kind of a mauve color. Somewhat like those above.
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Arlyn is growing some of mine to see if it's possibly Rameses, it looks pretty close to me.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 25, 2015 7:17 PM CST
It sure does.
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 25, 2015 8:02 PM CST
While digging out some Blue Moon Sibs, I found non PBF bearded iris. They might be more At First Sight. Nothing bloomed there this spring. Whatever they are, they need separating. Of course, old properties are funny. The more one digs, the more old plants that have been dormant for years, keep coming up.

My cousin still owns the 3 decker apartment house my grandparents bought in 1909. As she digs more and more, my grandmother's plants keep coming up. My grandmother has been gone since 1945.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 25, 2015 8:09 PM CST
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 25, 2015 9:35 PM CST
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 26, 2015 5:30 AM CST
The first year I lived here I saw lots of iris rhizomes growing in the shade and none bloomed. The 2nd year several bloomed and they were all the same. As I cleared the area and allowed more sun in, different colors/varieties showed up for the next 3 years.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 26, 2015 6:06 AM CST
My family were never gardeners. I had to learn for myself. Mom grew tomatoes and that was it for her. My DD and DGD are into it now and it's great to pass along plants to them. My DH's dad grew the most beautiful roses but we weren't allowed to take any from the property when it was sold in 2009. The new owners wanted to keep them. We discovered after they had dug and discarded almost all of them. Such a shame. There were 35 varieties on the property, some of which were planted in the 50s and 60s.
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 26, 2015 7:00 AM CST
I just finished planting (5) more iris rhizomes: Autumn Wine (2), Bryce Canyon (2), and Rameses.
I still have a few more I'm trying to find an empty spot for Crying Thumbs up
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Hope you get the space to work out Patrick!

I am really far behind on this thread. Tom: For a nice really read you could go with Spartan unless you find the form too "modern":


And I know you are sending rhizomes of your choice due to culling, but if you end up with more Peking Dancer, I will take it off your hands in a heartbeat. Whistling
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 26, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Leslie, the photo of 'Spartan' is gorgeous! It is one of the Iris on my Wish List for next year. I just love the look of that Red Iris. Thanks for posting it ! Hurray! Thank You!
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 1:14 PM CST
And that one is a beauty too Patrick! I got it last year and it really stood out in the garden.

Sultan's Palace in the sun:
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 26, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Duh! Confused I have gone crazy this year with RED Irises! I don't know what's wrong with me!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 1:25 PM CST
There is absolutely nothing wrong with liking red irises! Smiling
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Aug 26, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Spartan is indeed gorgeous! That photo is superb, but all the other images in the data base are beautiful too.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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