Irises forum: Favorite Iris added to the garden this year.

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 10, 2015 6:37 PM CST
Boxergirl said:tom, im going to have to invest in the marring kind! that is amazing!!!! I love the watercolors also, and I plan to add that to my collection down the line especially since I have 2 grandmother and a grandfather that were amazing watercolor artists.


It is one nice one, but I'd hurry before they're sold out. I think there are some amazing new introductions this year by all of the Hybridizers I only wish I could buy them all! Whistling
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 11, 2015 5:22 AM CST
I am an iris newbie so this spring I had my first blooms. My two favorites were Coffee Trader and Reckless Abandon.

COFFEE TRADER
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RECKLESS ABANDON
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I will be looking forward to bloom next year because I received SILK ROAD and LOUISA'S SONG, along with CROWNED HEADS AND GRAND CANYON SUNSET.

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 11, 2015 5:39 AM CST
You have some nice ones to start you off!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 11, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Thanks!!!
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 11, 2015 6:15 AM CST
They are all so pretty it's hard not to want all of them!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 11, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Oh, so very true and I really don't have a lot of room to plant a whole lot more.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 11, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Nothing like starting off with a bang -- Coffee Trader and Reckless Abandon!!! I STILL haven't seen Reckless Abandon in person................. Angry
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Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
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EJarrett
Aug 11, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Those are some VERY nice "starter" irises. Thumbs up
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 11, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Gosh this is tough! I only purchased 6 new ones this year from a couple of club sales, but got some awesome ones. Of those I'm so hyped to see Don't Stop Believing!


Those purchased were a mere drop in the bucket though- awesome, generous ATP enablers set me up with loads of newbies!
Of the rhizomes Bonnie shared, I'm most excited to see Ballerina Girl.

And of the amazing bunch from Tom I'm super excited to see Beacon of Light!


Being a huge fan of historics and IBs too, I'm looking very forward to seeing Fantastic Blue from Arlyn!


Then there was the huge surprise box from Brad- tough to even choose among those! I think Center Line is the one from that bunch I'm most stoked about. Thomas Johnson I think is my favorite hybridizer- so often I find myself drawn to his creations without even knowing who developed it.


Been wanting Paul Black for some time, and received a beautiful fat rhizome of that one (among several others) from Rob. You can't call this just a purple iris!
"...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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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 11, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Oh, now I almost wish I hadn't tuned into this thread. Tom...sigh...you are being Grand Cheese Head again...I WANT Gilt by Association and Colour Bazaar...sigh... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Of all the Iris that bloomed for the first time this year, I think I would have to pick:

By Jeeves TB
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...tied with...

Cotillion Gown TB
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Then:

Loon Lake SDB


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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 11, 2015 6:18 PM CST
irisarian said:I am interested in SDB Portland Pink from mid America. It blooms late so will extend the SDB season. I wonder what happens when crossed with Mordor.


Yes, do it! Thumbs up
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 11, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Neal you have two that are on my wish list! Beacon of light and Paul black!
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Aug 11, 2015 7:29 PM CST
I have to share these because they have only been in the, ground 2 weeks!!!! They are from schreiders, and Iris sisters. I think they are super happy in their new home. The one on the bottom I figured I was going to loose because it was covered with rot and mold when I received it. I did some major surgery on it, soaked it in bleach, dried it out and had to cut the fans off completely because they were mush ( this one DID NOT come from Iris sisters to be clear!)
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 11, 2015 7:35 PM CST
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 11, 2015 7:37 PM CST
Excellent new growth! Hurray!
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 11, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it when an Iris is saved!!!!

Wonderful choices, Neal!! Smiling
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 11, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 12, 2015 12:35 AM CST
Excellent new growth and recovery Jen! Can hardly tell that last one had any issues.

Edited above- Rob sent me Paul Black among a bunch of gorgeous rhizomes. I should know better than to post after a few beers, LOL!

Debra, have you planted new irises this summer? By Jeeves is gorgeous- its another I'm anticipating seeing bloom!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Aug 12, 2015 6:07 AM CST
I have, Neal. A LOT of them. Hilarious! There are so many I am dancing up and down excited about seeing bloom--like Dancing Bunnies and Chinese Empress and Cantina and Cherry Smoke--I shouldn't list them here. But probably the ones I am most excited about are some Biancos I just got from Dee.

Fuori Dal Coro (Off the Choir)
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Romanza
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 12, 2015 6:09 AM CST
They would only be available there, I think.

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