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Aug 2, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Though I've selected possibilities from online, I'm still waiting for the catalog to arrive in the mail to browse though and maybe revise my list.

I am curious what you iris devotees would order so please tell me your five favorites (or more). I'd love to know.

Thanks so much.
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Aug 2, 2015 2:56 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
Arlene, any particular qualities you're looking for? Like color, size, selections for a mixed bed, etc. Most of us could pick 5 favorite pinks, 5 favorite historics, 5 favorite border bearded, etc. I've come to realize iris fans are over the top addicts, LOL.
"...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 2, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
And I would look online too, there is a greater selection online than what's offered in the catalog.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 2, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I have a tandem order with a couple of people from there. Fangnificent.

I also liked
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Aug 2, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Neal - no particular qualities, just the most beautiful regardless of size or type.

I'm on my third look, Philip, and keep finding more beauties.

Thanks, Celia. I'll take at look at Fangnificent! I was up to F anyhow but didn't see it. http://www.schreinersgardens.c...
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Aug 2, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
It's in the Tall Bearded Clearance they're having.

http://www.schreinersgardens.c...
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Aug 2, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks. I had that one on my computer list but was going through Award Winners. I appreciate your help.
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Aug 2, 2015 11:46 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I looked the other day and made a list, I looked again today and some of the ones I had on my yesterday's list were not one today's list.
Also look at the ATP database for the Iris your interested in. Sometimes it will give you a better idea of the real color of the Iris.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 3, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
The real color is very important to me so that's why I was taking my time double checking and triple checking.

Last year I bought Concertina at Lowe's and it turned out exactly like the photos. I've had too many disappointments, mainly with daylilies not being true (or even close) to the photos online.
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Aug 3, 2015 8:12 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
The first iris I would buy from Schreiner's would be Owyhee Desert (my avatar). It is only sold by them, never on sale. Smells wonderful and the bloom stands out in the garden since it is unusual. It is not the fastest increaser but has bloomed every year for me. And yes, I am giving you an extremely biased choice!

Do you have any color in mind? There are several I would recommend depending on color.
"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 3, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Got to agree with Leslie on this -- Owyhee Desert should be on your list whatever else you order!!! Smiling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 3, 2015 8:36 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thank you so much, Leslie. I just put it on my list and copied photos of it for reference.

No specific color. I'm open to any color or height.

Thanks, Mary Ann.
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Aug 3, 2015 9:42 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
It would probably do well in your zone. It doesn't like us in New England.
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Aug 3, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks, Lucy. I'm willing to give it a try, especially since Leslie loves it.
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Aug 4, 2015 11:41 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Arlene - is there any price limit on the ones you get with your certificate? I know some of theirs can be pricey, so I would hate to say you should get this one and it is a $40 iris!!
"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 4, 2015 2:59 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
No real limits on price. I only have limits on space. Thanks for your help, Leslie. You are a gem!
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Aug 4, 2015 10:43 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Not sure if Schreiner's has this one but I think Coral Chalice is beautiful
Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/4befadCoral Chalice
some others are:

Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/e90313Copatonic

Cupid's Arrow Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/4b2832 Sorry for the sideways picture

Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/ea241dDelirium

ExposeThumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/47d2bc
Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/7dcd09 Fiery Temper (not a fast increaser here)

HabitThumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/c4bdd2


Thumb of 2015-08-05/Phillipb2/d0009fMagharee
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 5, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
oh, love Habit. All are beautiful.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Aug 5, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Copatonic is spectacular!!! Also gotta give a thumbs-up for Cupid's Arrow. I grow both of these, and consider them to be *must have* Irises!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 5, 2015 5:47 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Arlene, did you decide what you're getting?

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