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Aug 24, 2015 5:54 AM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I'm looking all over for these 2 blyth iris. They were a 2014 inductions so I would imagine someone in the states has them. If anyone knows where they are or had some I site that would be great.
Thanks in advance

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Aug 24, 2015 6:40 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Keith Keppel would be the most likely person to have them, but I didn't see them listed in his catalog. It might be that he has them, but hasn't propagated enough to put them on sale yet. Shrug!
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Aug 24, 2015 6:46 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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They were both registered in 2014, but neither one has been introduced yet.
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Aug 24, 2015 6:58 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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I didn't see either one of them at Keith Keppel's garden last spring. That doesn't necessarily mean much, though. They are both registered as Very Early bloomers and it was probably a little past peak bloom when I was there. Could have easily missed them.
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Aug 24, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Sherbet Bomb is to die for!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Aug 24, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Thanks guys! I love both of them. Hopefully someone will have them or I can get Naomi to order them for me with her order from tempo two
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Aug 25, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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Include me in that order, please, Jen! I've been longing for Sherbet Bomb since I first saw the photo!
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Aug 25, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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I agree Both are beautiful!
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Aug 25, 2015 9:11 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
janwax said:Include me in that order, please, Jen! I've been longing for Sherbet Bomb since I first saw the photo!



I will do! I have sent out like 10 emails today looking to see if anyone here in the states has it yet.. I even emailed Barry himself. We will see what he says.
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Aug 26, 2015 5:14 AM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Just got an email back from Keith kappel. They are both planted in his garden and if increase is good they will be introduced next year! Yeah! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Aug 26, 2015 5:15 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Technically no one should have this iris as it has only been registered and NOT introduced yet. It is not in the market place yet.
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Aug 26, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Greg - does that apply if it has been introduced already in Oz?
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Aug 26, 2015 1:39 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Well I would say Barry wouldn't have sent it to Keith if he was not supposed to have it. But that's just my guess.

When I spoke with Keith this morning he said it was growing well and he looked forward to adding to the catalog next year.
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Aug 26, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Putting it in a catalog for sale is introducing it and then the public can purchase it. I hate it when an iris is registered and it still takes a few years to introduce it.
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Aug 26, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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They do take a few years to increase enough for many customers. We like to have our registered ahead of introduction. Schreinsers registers theirs the year of intro & one never knows the parent until the next year.
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Aug 26, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm sure, also, that some folks want to "reserve" the name, by registration, so it's "in the bag" for when the iris is ready to intro.
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Aug 26, 2015 6:55 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
Well there are a whole bunch of Blyths I sure wish would get introduced including some amazing medians that I would love to get my hands on!!!
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Aug 27, 2015 6:10 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
If I remember correctly, the "registration" is for three years. If you do not "introduce" by the end of the three years, the name goes back into the available pot for other hybridizers. If you really like a name but you have insuficient stock to support an immediate introduction, this gives you three years to build up your inventory while keeping the name.

For Blyth, the transition from the Southern hemisphere to the Northern can cause issues, so he seems to be taking advantage of the time delay. Sounds like "Sherbet Bomb" will be a 2016 introduction via Keith Keppel.
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Aug 27, 2015 6:45 AM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Registration is forever*. If you reserve a name, you have three years to use it in a registration. Generally, irises get introduced within a couple of years of being registered, but not always, especially for backyard hybridizers. Working in the database, I've seen some cases where there's a decade or so between registration and introduction.

*technically, names can be transferred from one iris to another, I can't remember all the requirements, but it's stuff like the no existing stock, can't have been used as a parent of a registered iris, etc.
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Aug 27, 2015 8:42 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
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Jen, have you downloaded the Blyth catalog? I love looking through it -
even though it's printed out on my printer paper. So many of the newer
catalogs are works of art - like the Stout catalog and Mid-America's. Beautiful photographs
and glossy paper really sell the irises. As long as I'm handing out the praise, I really like Iris
Sisters' online catalog - enough to have made another last minute order last night! Went to sleep
with a smile on my face.

Tom I think I'm ready for the paddy wagon!

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