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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Aug 22, 2015 10:02 PM CST
These are two of my clumps I believe they are IB because they don't grow so tall and bloomed a lot earlier. We moved every few years, so I never had to split until this year. It was bad, I gave away a whole paper bag of rhizomes from that circular bed. It was a brick deep with embedded drippers and took two half days of work. I haven't worked on the other bed whose purple flowers look the same to me, but have PBF.
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"The Earth laughs in flowers."
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
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HighdesertNiki
Aug 22, 2015 10:25 PM CST
Pink can go very well with orange, but I think you need some hot pink. These are a friends' zinnias for example.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 23, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Border Beardeds are shorter than TB's also but usually bloom the same time as the TB's do.

Neal, I grow a lot of IB's and divided them a lot this year but by next year or the next I will be needing to divide them. I will remember you may be a home for them. smiles
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 23, 2015 7:58 AM CST
Good job on your Iris bed, Niki!!!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 25, 2015 10:52 AM CST
UndertheSun said:I don't think I've ever seen a clump bloom like that. Thumbs up


Rob - would you like some Quaker Lady? I have to divide some this week.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 25, 2015 2:59 PM CST
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 25, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Gorgeous, Lucy! And I really like your seedling!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 25, 2015 5:19 PM CST
I LOVE that seedling Lucy! And a MTB to boot!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Great Seedling, when is it going to be introduced?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 25, 2015 6:13 PM CST
That seedling is beautiful, Lucy.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 25, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Thank you for the comments. I will have to send it to Winterberry for a look & do some measuring next year for a description.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 26, 2015 2:38 AM CST
Lucy, why do you send it to Winterberry?
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2015 5:12 AM CST
Lucy introduces her irises via "Winterberry".
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 26, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Oh, ok. I spoke to Ginny Spoon yesterday. She seems like a very nice, helpful lady.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 26, 2015 7:57 AM CST
I should say that Winterberry introduces for us. Our first introducer retired & with luck we found someone else. It is difficult to find someone to take the time. Winterberry also handles medians which many places don't do. We are grateful to them for working with us.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Lucy - please make sure you let us know when it will be introduced, and what you name it so we can get in line to buy it!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 26, 2015 8:47 AM CST
Winterberry is one of the nicest places I have ever dealt with. Ginny Spoon is delightful, and was very helpful to me when I was looking for specific Historic Irises. I will always order rhizomes from Winterberry ! Thumbs up
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 26, 2015 1:59 PM CST
It depends on the variety as well as growing conditions. I've had some vigorous historics form a big clump like that by the 3rd year.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 26, 2015 2:19 PM CST
So, the 3rd-4th year is when you should begin to Divide the clumps ?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 26, 2015 3:27 PM CST
I just kinda do it as needed. Some will keep on blooming their hearts out for years without division, some get crowded and stop blooming as well.
"...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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