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Feb 13, 2016 4:34 AM CST
|I have managed to collect this list of iris introduced by Barry Blyth would love to expand this bedroughly 1/3 are new this season but others I could trade on the * are new blyths iris don't grow well here but incorporating a little sand into the works seems to help a lot I have lost the first list which I'm trying to recoup I am open to any and all Blyth iris
In a kiss
In the state
Twirl the kilt
Enter the dragon
Hold my hand
Jamaica me crazy
Magic by gosh*
Feb 13, 2016 9:37 AM CST
|I'm not understanding your post, Aril -- are you saying that the starred Irises are ones that you could trade out? And that you'd like other Blyth Irises in exchange?
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Feb 13, 2016 10:58 AM CST
|I think the stars are new. Where do you live that Blyths don't do well?|
Feb 13, 2016 11:24 AM CST
|Blyth SDBs do well here. I have never tried the TBs as it would take some testing to see which do well & which don't like it here. We have been changed from 6a to 6b, but we must have had the conditions before it was changed. We are NE of Boston.|
Feb 13, 2016 2:11 PM CST
|I'm West of Boston and considered 6a. I planted quite a few Blyth TBs this past summer so I guess I will see what happens by May/June.|
Feb 13, 2016 4:34 PM CST
|Blyth's do well here AR, 7a, and Debra @lovemyhouse in TX reports that they do well for her. However some members of the Central AR Iris Society from southern AR say they do not do well enough in their gardens to afford investing in them.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Feb 14, 2016 8:33 AM CST
|Most of his amoena types don't do well for me zone7 east tn I'm starting to believe they need better drainage Barry's soil type is mostly sand. Other types seem to like it I believe I will move adoree and ginger ice to the arilbreds beds adoree has been here 3 years and barely holds on with a single increase each season and no bloom since the first season did get seed times tango amigo The * are new acquisitions this season|
Feb 20, 2016 9:29 AM CST
|Tango Amigo and Ginger Ice grow well here. Adoree is a slow grower, but holds on and blooms. I have very sandy soil here. I have been using Ginger Ice very heavily in recent years to make seed pods, so that has slowed it down a bit for making new increases.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Feb 20, 2016 9:44 AM CST
|We lighten up our clay soil with compost and rice hulls...but maybe I should be adding sand?
Feb 20, 2016 11:59 AM CST
|I started this today adoree, ginger ice and tango amigo all up and new mix in the hole|
Feb 20, 2016 12:07 PM CST
|Ginger Ice has performed well in my garden, aril.
Feb 20, 2016 12:08 PM CST
|Jan, you might like to read this:
Feb 20, 2016 12:16 PM CST
|Thanks for that, Rob. I won't be adding sand! One less thing to do! Actually, I think our soil is pretty good, and we have an ongoing compost heap
that gets spread around when ready.
I've checked the database for Blyths that I have. 83 come up, but of those, some,
are from my want list. (I don't know how to print out the list without having to type it up!).
Feb 20, 2016 1:35 PM CST
|Just spent a little time trying to make a list of the Blyth irises I have, and a few of what I want:
I'm a terrible list maker, and my plant list didn't state the hybridizer in every case
My Have lists include some in the ground that have bloomed, not bloomed yet, and are on order for 2016.
My Haves Blyth irises - Blyth Wants are starred (partial list) *
Ask a Lady
Aura of Glamour *
Candy Colours *
Captain Thunderbolt *
Cross My Heart
Cupid’s Wish *
Cupid’s Arrow *
Eye for Style
In a Kiss
Jamaica Me Crazy
Lesley My Love
Lord of Mayfair
Master at Arms
Never been Kissed *
Prince of Hearts
Rarer than Rubies
Reckless in Denim
Ride the Waves
Romantic Gentleman *
Salome’s Butterfly *
Touch of Gossip *
Whisper Her Name
Feb 20, 2016 7:24 PM CST
|Good grief... you guys... so many irises.... * faints *
Having learned from Debra how to search my plant list , I can say that I have all of 3 Blyth cultivars on order: 'Chased But Chaste', 'Platinum Passion', and 'Wedding Kiss'.
I don't (and probably won't) have a "Blyth Bed", but that last one could go in a memory bed...
It's daylily season!
Feb 20, 2016 7:32 PM CST
|Wow Jan, that's quite the list!
You've got quite the list too Aril! You've got some beauties Poly!
Feb 20, 2016 7:49 PM CST
UndertheSun said:Wow Jan, that's quite the list!
Brad sent me a humongous box last summer, Rob. Ones he'd divided. Many were Blyths. I'm so grateful.
Feb 20, 2016 8:35 PM CST
|I think I need to figure out how to get in line for a brad box!!|
Feb 20, 2016 8:40 PM CST
|First, you stand behind me...
I got generous box of beauties from him (and others) too!
Feb 20, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Boxergirl said:I think I need to figure out how to get in line for a brad box!!
Then Rob, then me!
Or Rob, then Jen, then me
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