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TomThumb
Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM CST
Here is a pic of Kid Power, Barbalee.
I'll post more iris pics if I find any more super extreme cultivators, I'm pretty good at digging stuff up on the internet
I'm bound to find something that hasn't been mentioned yet.


Kid Power
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High-Kicking Rockettes is also an interesting one

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Friday Night Chat


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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Apr 21, 2016 1:09 AM CST
For an example of a spoon:

Snow Spoon


A very recent photo of Fuzzy Wuzzy Rocket
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An interesting curled one...Devil David
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Tall And Stately...Praetorian Guard
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Wild Colors...Mescalero Chief
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A brand new one that just bloomed...Bigger Is Better
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Another long horn...not as fat as some...Honk Your Horn
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Another Spoon...Bye Bye Blues
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Another Flounce ....Nucleur Nancy
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Tall & stately white with spoons...Wings Of Peace
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So there are a few from my collection.

And here are a couple from Superstition Iris Garden:

Don't Doubt Dalton (with spots!!)


Finish Line (with lines)
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Go Berserka
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As you can see there are a lot of Space Age Irises!! Good luck with your quest! Big Grin

Here is another thread about Space Age Irises: The thread "Spaceage" in Irises forum



Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Dragonflies Dahlias Organic Gardener Cactus and Succulents
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TomThumb
Apr 21, 2016 1:23 AM CST
Thanks Marilyn, those are all amazing irises, I really like the spots on Don't Doubt Dalton, the lines on Finish Line, the color of Mescalero Chief, and the way the beards curl on Devil David, LOL
I might just end up buying all of those. I'm a sucker for unique oddities. Space age irises are definitely the ones which capture my heart.
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Apr 21, 2016 6:01 AM CST
Those are all amazing, Marilyn!!!
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Apr 21, 2016 8:32 AM CST
For fat fuzzy colorful and long......

Durham Dream


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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Marilyn - very nice pics. Glad you have one of Go Beserka. I have that one on order this year, but ordered having only seen it in one pic.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 21, 2016 9:07 AM CST
I won Go Berserka as a door prize last year. No blooms yet..
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Sherry - you posted the door prizes from that meeting and that is where I saw it. Smiling
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 29, 2016 4:50 AM CST
Here is one that I took a shot of yesterday. I am going to try and find out the name. Hurray!


Sorry for the poor quality of pic. It was windy and it is out of focus. I liked it and wanted to share.

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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Apr 29, 2016 7:31 AM CST
It's a beauty, Teresa!!
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Apr 29, 2016 9:16 AM CST
Wow, Marilyn great list with pictures. Pam, Durham Dreams is beautiful.
It's a new release, but What a beard! at Mid-America Garden is large but not pointed. They are working on larger more colorful beards at MA on the dwarfs. I like the beard on Orange Obsession (dwarf).
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 4, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Pink Unicorn
Horned Sunshine
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Aug 4, 2017 10:48 PM CST
I like some of the Space Agers, but I think I like the spooned ones the best.

That said, 'Durham Dream' really is colorful, Pam. Thanks for posting! (Thanks Marilyn, for all of your pics! Such a wide variety of Space Age beard forms and presentations!)

The images below are from my first bloom on 'Purple People Eater' - the elongated and curving upright beard on the left image looks to me like a cobra or something, ready to strike!

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I don't know about length Whistling , but while it has not looked like this consistently, I thought that 'Alien Mist' was well endowed on this particular day. (Sorry for the otherwise ratty bloom.)

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For overall wildness (though it tends towards flounces and spoons, rather than long beards) I still like 'White Extra'.



Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom

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