Irises forum: Kent's Kuties

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 5:44 AM CST
One of our Moderators has been holding out on us. But, the cat is now out of the bag. Kent Pfeiffer has been bit by the hybridizing bug, and his efforts have finally paid off. I don't know how long he has been at it, but there are four Registered creations in our database. There is no "Introduction" information yet (like year and source), but we all can hope for 2017. All four were registered in 2015 and three of them have pictures.

Lets take a peak shall we.

Serene Silence



Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 5:49 AM CST
Serene Silence has taken the Iris Forum by storm this week and is up to (currently) 34 likes and 16 acorns. I think that will definitely be enough likes to push the "Iris Forum" to the top of the photo heap for this week!

It is easy to see why we are all enamored with Serene Silence. It is "crisp", bright, full of lines, and just darn pretty.

The biggest question we all have will be/is:

"Where can we get this and WHEN?"
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 5:55 AM CST
Serene Silence



Pfeiffer TB 201?

Just Crazy X Dinner Talk

X

That is a great pair, and Kent's result looks AMAZING. It is obvious what influence "Just Crazy" had on the outcome of Serene Silence.

PS. Just Crazy photo was posted this week and only has 10 likes. Wow. It should have more. GREAT picture @snork !
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 5:57 AM CST
What is next?

Livy

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:02 AM CST
Livy



Pfeiffer TB 201?

Unlike "Serene Silence" which has the barest of information, "Livy" has alot more info to really get us hooked. stuff like:

Seedling number
Height
Bloom Season
Flower Form
Flower Pattern

blah, blah, blah.

The colours on this one are so neat, that I am salivating all over my keyboard (yes, drooling). This looks alot like "Springhouse" as far as coloration, but "Livy" is much sharper/crisp and I think the form is nicer too.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Livy



parents?

I Must Have It X Silk Run

X
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Sep 7, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Oooh! Nice detective work there Greg! Thumbs up

Someone has indeed been holding out on us! Tsk! Blinking

Worth waiting for though! Well done Kent! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:22 AM CST
Calamus Sky


NO PICTURE! Crying Crying Crying
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:25 AM CST
Calamus Sky

put picture here

Pfeiffer TB 201?

34" tall
Early, Early Mid, Mid
Bubble Ruffled
Light Blue/White
Reverse Amoena

Parents?

Abiqua Falls X Wintry Sky
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Calamus Sky

Parents?

Abiqua Falls X Wintry Sky

X


Here is a quote from Kent about Wintry Sky in his garden in 2015:

"Always a strong growing, heavy blooming plant for me, no matter where I plant it or how I treat it." No wonder he used it as a parent.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Girl Crush



Pfeiffer TB 201?
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Girl Crush



It is interesting to note that all four of his registered iris cultivars are "Bubble Ruffled" as to flower form. This one is from 2012 cross where as the other three are 2013 crosses.

36" tall
mid, mid late, late
Neglecta

parents?

09T-03a: (High Point x Brazilian Holiday) X Salome's Butterfly
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Girl Crush



parents?

09T-03a: (High Point x Brazilian Holiday) X Salome's Butterfly

seedling 09T-03A = ( High Point X Brazilian Holiday ) X Salome's Butterfly

Seedling 09T-03A X Salome's Butterfly

( x ) X
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 6:43 AM CST
Wonder what else Kent has in the "Hopper"?!?

I hope these are available soon as I really want "Livy" and would get Serene Silence at the same time.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Sep 7, 2016 7:25 AM CST
'Serene Silence'is still my favorite of the bunch, but 'Livy' is a close second! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Sep 7, 2016 7:27 AM CST
I wonder if the reverse amoena is the one he had as his avitar for a long time.
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
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Sep 7, 2016 8:01 AM CST
Thanks Greg!

Three beauties Kent! I love how all those pictured show traits of the parents while being original in their own rights!

I would find room for them in my garden!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Sep 7, 2016 8:40 AM CST
I am really fond of all of them. Serene Silence has those stripes I love. Thumbs up Thumbs up Kent!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 9:34 AM CST
this is now up to 34 likes and 16 acorns! WOW!

Serene Silence

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Sep 7, 2016 9:37 AM CST
and this one jumped from 9 likes and zero acorns early this morning to 14 likes and 2 acorns. WOW too!

Just Crazy



very eye catching photo Pam! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

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