Irises forum: First bloom stalk (Clarence)

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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Sep 22, 2016 10:29 PM CST
: I was thinking about posting this one as my favorite but I've only seen pictures of it. Hoping it will bloom in 2017.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Sep 22, 2016 11:11 PM CST
iciris i think i must have that one too. Lovey dubby
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Sep 23, 2016 12:22 AM CST
Daphne, your not alone, there are 15 people in the database that want this Iris.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2016 3:33 AM CST
Captain Thunderbolt is very popular, and it's price has held up for quite a few years more then most introductions. It's prettier in real life then in pictures for sure a beauty.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Sep 23, 2016 6:55 AM CST
Having to only choose ONE iris??? Omg I don't know if can do that...it would probably be a new one I got, but I haven't seen any of them in person yet so I dont know if I could decide yet. It would probably be one with gilted standards and ruffles (if one such as that exists).

Also I'm wickedly jealous that you have a rebloomer putting up a stalk in New England right now!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 23, 2016 8:20 AM CST
Captain Thunderbolt is absolutely awesome. My name is not on that list of people who want it -- but I want it anyway!!!!! nodding
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UndertheSun
Sep 23, 2016 10:30 AM CST
According to the dates in the database, Captain Thunderbolt has been on my want list the longest. So does that put me first in line when it comes to divide it? Whistling

It was worth a try... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Sep 23, 2016 12:01 PM CST
Sure, I'll add your name to my share list.
Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 23, 2016 12:15 PM CST
iciris said:[Captain Thunderbolt] Hoping it will bloom in 2017.


OK, this is going on my list! Maybe right behind Wintry Sky.

dachsylady86 said:Also I'm wickedly jealous that you have a rebloomer putting up a stalk in New England right now!


The warmth is still holding. I'm so glad that I'm getting to see an iris in bloom so soon. That's worth the price of admission for a newbie!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Sep 23, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Oh heavens, just one? Owyhee Desert? It would definitely have to be one that has a nice scent, so I could enjoy the smell as well as the visual treat.

If I were smart I would pick a re-bloomer so I got to enjoy it at least twice a year.....
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Sep 23, 2016 12:32 PM CST
Tienito said:

OK, this is going on my list! Maybe right behind Wintry Sky.

And so it begins..... The Iris virus claims another victim.

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Captain Thunderbolt is not the fastest grower in my garden. It's parent By Jeeves is a better grower and looks a lot like CT.
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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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cbunny41
Sep 23, 2016 6:08 PM CST
I know it doesn't fit this request, but there is a thread of best dozen you might want to look at. The thread "Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations" in Irises forum
Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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Tienito
Sep 23, 2016 9:50 PM CST
tveguy3 said:By Jeeves is a better grower and looks a lot like CT.


Ooh, I'm not sure which one I like more. By Jeeves is more dramatic and moody. If it grows that much better, then forget CT! Sticking tongue out
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
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lilpod13
Sep 24, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Welcome! Tiento

I believe my wife had the best response to my questioning her as to what iris is her favorite Iris when she said: "the one that's in bloom at the moment I'm currently enjoying". So I agree with her there is NO right answer to your question, but if I absolutely had to choose it wouldn't be flashy or with multiple colors or patterns but the good old Orange Harvest because my wife loves the color orange, it was the second Iris we ever purchased and has grown and produced bloom stalks every year for us even in less than ideal conditions since the redwoods block the sun in the afternoon and we get less than 5 hours sun even on the best of days. In other words, find an Iris that 'speaks to you'. It seems that the fortuitous bloom stalk right off 'the bat' might be a sign that you've found your special Iris already. Good luck and best wishes for a spectacular year ahead.



Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Sep 24, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Welcome! Tienito!!!! Clarence is a great Iris! To me it almost glows in the sun. It reblooms more than any other Iris for me. If I could only choose one, it would be Teagan. In my book, it's nothing short of perfection. It's an SDB though. Do those count?
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Sep 24, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Tienito said:

Ooh, I'm not sure which one I like more. By Jeeves is more dramatic and moody. If it grows that much better, then forget CT! Sticking tongue out


Do the sensible thing and just get both Hilarious!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Sep 25, 2016 6:59 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Sep 25, 2016 8:13 AM CST
GreenIris said: Welcome! Tienito!!!! Clarence is a great Iris! To me it almost glows in the sun. It reblooms more than any other Iris for me. If I could only choose one, it would be Teagan. In my book, it's nothing short of perfection. It's an SDB though. Do those count?


They sure count with me, Greeniris! Big Grin

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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Sep 25, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Me too! Thumbs up

...and because they are small, you get to pick two! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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