Irises forum: Schreiner's 2016 intro's & open for business

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UndertheSun
Mar 2, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Schreiner's 2016 intros have been posted.

http://www.schreinersgardens.com/2016-new-schreiner-family-h...

...and they are open for business.
Name: Charlotte
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cbunny41
Mar 3, 2016 1:42 AM CST
Ooooh. Look at the SDB City Neon. It's a Blyth 2001. Wiki has a number of pictures; some look more realistic..
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 3, 2016 5:06 AM CST
Over Drinks and Table for Two are the only ones I'd like to see other pictures of. I don't trust the pictures they post for accuracy.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Mar 3, 2016 7:24 AM CST
Maybe next year... Such a powerhouse, but ehh intros, but the 2 mentioned..no offense to them..
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Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 3, 2016 8:17 AM CST
So true Tom, you really can't trust their pictures often times. I hate that.
Name: Jane H.
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janielouy
Mar 3, 2016 8:18 AM CST
I think But Darling is beautiful but not crazy in love with the others. Their prices seem to be higher than others but they did send great rhizomes (at least they did in 2011) when I ordered from them.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 3, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Their prices have gone up since Cooley's Garden went out of business. Brand new intros usually are bought by iris society people which isn't their main source of business. but I still think not a good idea.
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gemini_sage
Mar 3, 2016 2:33 PM CST
It seems they introduce several every year that just don't look all that different to me (from others already on the market). Among this years intos only one caught my eye, 'Lightheaded'

http://www.schreinersgardens.com/page_7996_6991/lightheaded

Lucy, ever since you mentioned your work toward red/white amoenas I've been intrigued by them and have realized how scarce they are.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Mar 3, 2016 2:47 PM CST
Don't get me wrong. If they given to me I'll take one or all
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iciris
Mar 3, 2016 5:15 PM CST
I really liked Lightheaded too, but I would like to see additional pictures before I would purchase it.
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 3, 2016 6:06 PM CST
Lightheaded and Table for Two are my favorites, based on their pictures. I am going to give them a try. I suppose I will be the guinea pig to see how accurate they are Hilarious!
Name: Jen Jax
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Boxergirl
Mar 3, 2016 6:20 PM CST
So I won't lie, I went and looked. It looks like there prices have gone up since last year. alot of these iris are much cheaper from other vendors. Just FYI.
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 3, 2016 6:24 PM CST
I agree. Everything I picked out is $12 and under, mostly under $10. Some of their pricing just seems greedy compared to other vendors. Those two intros I like are bonuses so no $$ shelled out there. Superstition feels like the best vendor so far (personal opinion based on price and offerings), and their customer service is amazing.
Name: Niki
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HighdesertNiki
Mar 3, 2016 7:26 PM CST
When I googled last year "Iris Salem" Schreiner's gardens has the marketing, and popped up first. I am really happy to have found this forum to see the other vendors. I plan going across the Cascades this May. Maybe I can get some candid pictures of the introductions.
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Linneaj
Mar 3, 2016 8:37 PM CST
I liked the bonus intros, but the rest were kind of ho hum, seen it before.
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iciris
Mar 3, 2016 8:52 PM CST
Dachsylady86 said:I agree. Everything I picked out is $12 and under, mostly under $10. Some of their pricing just seems greedy compared to other vendors. Those two intros I like are bonuses so no $$ shelled out there. Superstition feels like the best vendor so far (personal opinion based on price and offerings), and their customer service is amazing.


I like their summer sale and by waiting your going to take chances of some Iris being sold out. The prices are higher for Sisters (and other vendors) BUT from Sisters you almost get one bonus for every Iris ordered. Thumbs up If I remember right the most bonuses your can get at Schreiners is 4. Last year I made a couple of orders from Schreiners and my last order they said I already received my bonus but when I recieved my order I did get the bonus. Thumbs up
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Mar 3, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Wow, those are generous bonuses! I don't know if I'll have room for that many since I have 22 irises on order from Sisters. I've added on 5 times already! My order last year from Schreiner's was from their summer sale so I don't think I saw the full extent of their inflated prices. I can't believe they cheated you out of a bonus!! If I wasn't intrigued by those two bonuses I wouldn't even bother placing an order this year.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 3, 2016 9:26 PM CST
When did they get rid of their Red Star discount they use to have?
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 3, 2016 11:18 PM CST
No longer needed because of competition (friendly) from Cooleys. I think whoever directs marketing (now that Dave Schreiner is retired) is making a mistake.

If you can find it, try TB red amoena 'Latin Hideway' (H, Nichols). I am getting frustrated with that color on SDBs, they seem to be going backwards..
Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Mar 4, 2016 12:08 AM CST
I really like this called (Rings True) it comes from Petticoat Shuffle which has been one of my favorite recent Schreiber intro's. I will try to find the rest of them but here's a few for tonight.
Thumb of 2016-03-04/ARUBA1334/18cdac Thumb of 2016-03-04/ARUBA1334/296c89
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(But Darling)
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(Light Headed)
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