Irises forum: Medians please

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Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Feb 11, 2016 9:19 PM CST
Thus far I have been really drawn to TBs, but more recently I have been taking notice to medians, specifically SDBs and MDBs. There have been many new intros from various hybridizes this season that have caught my eye with their spectacular colors and flower patterns. I have a lovely old stone wall in my front yard that would look even nicer with medians along the top. It is pretty long so I have plenty of room to build a beautiful median garden. There are so many to choose from so I would love to see some of your favorites!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
Feb 11, 2016 9:25 PM CST
Oh my, where do I start. LOL
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 11, 2016 9:59 PM CST
Right. We may have some at the ISM show on May 30.
they can be dug after blooming. Which colors do you want?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 11, 2016 10:33 PM CST
From my have list. These are only some of the SDBs, my list is smalllll compared to many of us, and I stopped at L. Hilarious! Hilarious!





























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Polymerous
Feb 11, 2016 10:42 PM CST
Oooo, some of those are beauties.
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Name: Linnea
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Linneaj
Feb 11, 2016 10:55 PM CST
The little guys are the funnest. Smiling
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 12, 2016 5:46 AM CST
I have too many to list, but if you look through this thread you will see most of what I had bloom last year. Smiling The thread "My first tiny of the season!" in Irises forum
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Feb 12, 2016 8:30 AM CST
That is a good place to see many of them!
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 12, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Ours are not listed on the computer or photos either. they were on slides or burned into my memory. I am not as organized as many. Go to Mid-America garden for the afternoon. Thumbs up
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 12, 2016 10:32 AM CST
It is so hard to pick favorites, Liz. I guess if I had to limit myself on medians I would try and choose an outstanding one in each color and color pattern. I would go from white, something like White Gem


There are not many white medians that are a good white. Most have shades of other color on them.

to a very dark like Dark Matter

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And then choose both vibrant colors that shout to you across the garden and the subtle soft beauties that are meant to be seen up close to be appreciated.
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Feb 12, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Good heavens, it is hard to pick favorites with these little ones.

Of mine that have bloomed I would include:








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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 12, 2016 11:00 AM CST
I would also include some older ones that have the traditional form.
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Name: Jane H.
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janielouy
Feb 12, 2016 1:28 PM CST
I love that little Ahwahnee Princess!
Name: Niki
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HighdesertNiki
Feb 12, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Superstition has a lot of nice inexpensive SDBs, and a really nice new one. Mid-America has me Lovey dubby loving all their new ones especially this year!
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Feb 12, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Mid-America has loads of dwarfs! Stout also carries some nice ones, and Winterberry has a very extensive list as well!
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Feb 12, 2016 5:57 PM CST
Thanks so much everybody! I didn't realize there were so many choices. I guess my favorites are the really bold ones. Reds, dark purple, and a vibrant pink would be my favorite colors I think, but a whole rainbow of colors is nice too Big Grin I really like the ones with blue beards. I will check out the forums, and sites that you all have mentioned. This is very exciting for me and only adds to my iris addiction Hilarious!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 12, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Liz, you can use the ATP database to search for specific Iris characteristics. Might help narrow down an initial selection...or not. Hilarious!

http://garden.org/plants/group/irises/search/
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Feb 12, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Oh wow that is awesome! I didn't know that I could custom search like that. Thank You! Debra!

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