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Aug 22, 2015 8:04 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
Tom -- I just wanted to comment on your photo of Demonic. It's gorgeous -- it just glows!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 22, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
To tell you the truth, I wasn't all that impressed with it. I got it as a bonus. It could be that there were so many more interesting things gong on at the time that I didn't appreciate it in comparison to them. If I decide next year to give it the "boot" I'll keep you in mind. I have some others in that dark purple color range that I liked better like Hollywood Nights.
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Or my favorite Noble Gesture
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Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Aug 22, 2015 9:38 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
Those are beautiful too!! Smiling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 22, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Then I forgot about All Night Long.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Aug 22, 2015 9:49 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
All of them are nice!
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Aug 22, 2015 10:19 AM 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 don't like it when iris have creepy names. I have passed over some pretty iris because of it. I certainly don't want demonic name tags in my garden. Sighing!
Don't make fear based decisions.
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Aug 22, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I agree I planted, but don't like the name of "Sordid Lives". Anyone else have some names that bother you?
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Aug 22, 2015 10:41 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
yes. I don't want Demonic in my garden. I have Devil's Night but don't like the name and I may not keep it. I don't mind elves, trolls and witches because those are things of fairy tales but Demonic? ...... no thanks. I think we have talked about iris names that were disturbing before and most growers do not mind them but I do.
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 22, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I've never been one to be superstitious. The poor flower can't help it if it's originator gave it a cultish name. It's just a flower. It doesn't have any supernatural power on either end of the spectrum. Shrug!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Aug 22, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
You're right, Tom.Maybe one could put Delightful in parentheses!
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Aug 23, 2015 6:44 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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I like this thread with the dark ones on it. I only have Fade to Black that is really dark. I don't care for the demonic names either, on any of my plants. Just gives me the creepies. That is probably not a word but you know what I mean.
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Aug 23, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Teressa, creepies is a word. I use it all the time. Hilarious!

I have Devil May Care. I kind of like the name.
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Aug 23, 2015 10:39 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
Yes, I agree, Devil May Care is ok. That phrase has been used enough to make it ok. The topic this thread has evolved into really does make me laugh out loud. I suppose my predilection, or the lack thereof, for names and phrases has to do with my age, beliefs, superstitions, etc. Pay me no mind. LOL
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 23, 2015 10:50 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
I think of devil may care grin. Big Grin
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Aug 23, 2015 2:39 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'm glad I'm not bothered by plants with "devil" in the name.. I'd never be able to have many of the plants that give me joy.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Aug 23, 2015 3:00 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
The only names which give me difficulty are the ones which I can't spell.
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Aug 23, 2015 6:06 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
Rolling on the floor laughing Lucy!
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Aug 24, 2015 4:28 AM 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
Jan, are you familiar with the comedy movie and series Sordid Lives? I'm pretty sure that's where the name comes from.

The names mentioned above don't bother me, but there have been some plants named for celebrities or politicians I don't like that I just couldn't bear to purchase (more roses than irises there though...).
"...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 24, 2015 5:37 AM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Mines not spelling. Mine is how the heck do you pronounce that? Lol.
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Aug 24, 2015 10:14 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
As a SF Giants fan, I would never plant "Dodger Blue".

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