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Oct 17, 2016 2:05 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I know everyone tosses out the mothers, but...

I have to 2 piles of mother rhizomes. I'm going to plant some along my fence line, but there will be some left over. Does anybody want some? The majority of them have the name of the iris written on them, some do not. So it will just be a mixed box(es) of mother rhizomes that will be grabbed and placed in a box, taped up and shipped out. I planted some mothers last year and a couple of them produced increases that bloomed this year.

Who ever wants them, please post in this thread.
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Oct 17, 2016 3:08 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Even after tossing a lot of them out, I still had more than I thought. I forgot about the ones in the tack room in the barn. So I just filled up 3 grocery bags of rhizomes and mothers for a friend. There's still a nice pile of mothers left.

Some of the names:

Orange Joker
Marching Band
Modern Drama
Bubble Bubble
Sweet Latte
Devil David
Living on the edge
Total Recall
In Your Dreams
Hope is Everything
Private Treasure
Blackcurrant
Buffer Zone
Lovely Senorita
October Sky
Abbey Chant
Solar Fire
Flash of Light
Pursuit of Happiness
Heidi Alaina
etc...

I won't dig through the pile, I'll just grab and fill a box.
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Oct 17, 2016 5:40 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I will take a box for postage to pot for our iris sale when and if they grow big enough to sell for our iris society. We are hosting the Region 7 meeting this spring so it would be nice to have something to draw a crowd. I will send you the postage (correctly this time). If they have no names, I will hold onto them til they bloom and we can sell them at our rhizome sale.
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Oct 17, 2016 7:16 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Ok Jane, I got you down. Thumbs up
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Oct 17, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
Mother rhizomes send up great surprises too. This is totally worth it folks! Some more than others. Here's Royal Majesty. Too nice to just toss and waste when you can build stock.

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I'm gonna decline only because I have my hands full, but I hope other take you up on these.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Oct 17, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Rob, I will take a box o'moms! They will go on the hill below my bosses riding arena. Great place for color and will be enjoyed by lots of people. Let me know what the postage comes to!
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Oct 17, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
It would be fun seeing pictures of the mother rhizomes and increases in the next few years.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Oct 17, 2016 8:20 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Got you down Pam! Thumbs up

Gabe, I like re-planting mother rhizomes too. Green Grin!
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Oct 17, 2016 8:43 PM CST

hello underthesun, sounds wonderful. would love a box! more than happy to pay postage to have them shipped!! should i just send you my mailing address? thanks, randy/ga
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Oct 17, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
I would love a box of these. Please let me know the how and where for sending postage and addresses by t-mail.
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Oct 17, 2016 11:39 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
Rob you are awesome, I'm too broke to get any this go around but the last irises I got from you are doing great. Thanks for sharing your plants with the garden.org community I'm sure everyone will be more than happy with what they get. Hurray!
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Oct 18, 2016 12:47 AM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Oooooooh I would love some! If there are any left? If so what would postage be?
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Oct 18, 2016 2:13 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I think there is enough to fill 2-3 boxes. I'll work my way down the list and fill as I go.

Jane
Pam
Randy
Rob
Rebekah

The offer is over now, they are all spoken for.
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Oct 18, 2016 2:29 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
A quick photo of what they look like in case anyone wants to back out.

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There are smaller ones in the pile too. So they don't all look like that.
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Oct 18, 2016 11:13 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
There was enough for 3.5 boxes, so I'm going to even them out to 4 boxes. Sorry Rebekah, there wasn't enough to fill 5 boxes, but there will be more next season.

They're being shipped out in "Regional Rate A" boxes....which are 3.5 times the size of a small Flat Rate box and cost less than a Medium Flat Rate box.
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Oct 18, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Rob, you are absolutely awesome! I had to decline as I have zero space, but this is an amazing offer! I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 18, 2016 12:10 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thank you! I tip my hat to you.

I have to admit, I pulled out the "Full of Grace" mother rhizome you see in the photo and potted it up this morning. Whistling
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Oct 18, 2016 2:20 PM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Rob - I do believe that was prophetic, for you are a kind and gracious person. I tip my hat to you.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
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Oct 18, 2016 3:12 PM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thank you for offering Anyway!

You know I actually found an Iris I had transplanted into one of my flower beds. It was a hold over from the previous home owner. I don't think it bloomed this last season but it has doubled its rhizomes. I might have covered them a bit with the compost (oops) I'd put around my roses so I uncovered them a bit while I was weeding the bed and planting 40 some daffs :D..... I'm really looking forward to seeing what it does next year!
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Oct 18, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I planted some old mother nubs from a friends garden a few weeks ago and some have already started to grow long roots and little increases. I hope these do as well.

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