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Aug 26, 2015 3:21 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I just got a lot of new reds this year too. Spartan, Lest We Forget, Nebraska Big Red, Red Velvet Cake, Red Zinger, Swordsman, Gerry Atwell, Red Skies, Dragon Flamedart, McSeedman Sees Red, Bev's Babe, Drunks At Sunset,(How funny, my phone automatically changed it to Drunks from Drinks!l just to name a few. And red mixes too like Bruneau Jasper and Hello Gorgeous, Infernal Fire, Tiger Play, Darcy's Choice, Color Strokes, Plot Line, Red Heart, Sparks Fly, Thundering Ovation..... I seem to have had red on the brain!! And I have left some out even! *Blush*
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Aug 26, 2015 5:50 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Spartan is quite popular in this area.
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Aug 26, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
On my way home today I saw a pretty white IB blooming in someone's yard. It ticks me off when I see rebloom in the grass and weeds, but none in my tended beds, LOL.

I planted the rhizomes that Sherry sent today, and tried something new with them. I had soaked them for a short while in H2O2 solution, but not as long as I'd like. So I watered them in with H2O2 solution really well too. I've seen great results from soaking in it, curious if watering with it will show positive results.
"...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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Aug 26, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
How much per gallon, are you using, Neal ?
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Aug 26, 2015 6:39 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
I like Spartan. I should add it some day. Nice to know it does well here.
Don't make fear based decisions.
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Aug 26, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Arlyn, I use 1/2 cup peroxide per gallon of water.
"...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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Aug 26, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Spartan is such a nice red red. Schreiner's is always trying for a true red, but in my book this one is pretty darn close to true red. Then again, you could ask 100 people to show you true red and would probably get 100 different shades!!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Aug 26, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Neal. What difference do you see? Just curious.
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Aug 26, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I too am curious.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Aug 26, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
We need a "Me Too" sign.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 26, 2015 9:15 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I found a really dried rhizome that had fallen behind the table where I stage those that are about to be planted. It was small to start with and had been back there for weeks.I soaked it for 24 hours in H2O2 solution, and that baby had new roots forming! Same thing happened with a daylily that didn't have a lot of roots.
"...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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Aug 26, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Thats very impressive Neal.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
I got 'Masada' as a bonus a couple years ago from Bluebird Haven. I thought it was a pretty nice red...
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Aug 27, 2015 3:16 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
Lestv said:Spartan is such a nice red red. Schreiner's is always trying for a true red, but in my book this one is pretty darn close to true red. Then again, you could ask 100 people to show you true red and would probably get 100 different shades!!


Yes, I think "Spartan" is what I was looking for all along, but ended up buying deeper and darker Reds, when infact what I wanted was a true Red. That's why I put it on my Wish List for next year.
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Aug 27, 2015 8:29 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
'the closest in red are Louisiana irises. they are beardless. 'Spectrum red' doesn't exist in beaded irises, we can only get so close.
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Aug 27, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I happened to find a "bare spot" in my one Iris garden .... Whistling So, I planted a rhizome of "Indian Chief" there ! Hurray!
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Aug 27, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
irisarian said:'the closest in red are Louisiana irises. they are beardless. 'Spectrum red' doesn't exist in beaded irises, we can only get so close.


I have 2 Louisiana Iris planted in my garden - one is "Tickfaw" and the other is "Red Echo".
Right now they are growing like mad !
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Aug 27, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I am excited to add Lion King today. It is a Japanese Iris, I plant mine where that I can water them often. I have a couple Noids but this is my first named variety. Below is a picture of it. It has these awards also. Thanks for the trade Paula!


Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 2001
W. A. Payne Medal: 2003 (tie)

Lion King
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Aug 27, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I trying Neil's special Iris soak now. We'll see how this works! Feed back to come! Neil I'm holding you to this. Lol nodding Sticking tongue out
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Aug 27, 2015 3:17 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
At least iris lovers have a TRUE BLUE the daylilly hybridizers are still trying and we can only hope for a bit more blue.

Jen did you get an order in that you are soaking? Rolling my eyes.

I have 5 dls soaking from a trade today.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.

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