Irises forum: Show us your Blended Color irises

Page 7 of 9 • 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Views: 6228, Replies: 165 » Jump to the end
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Image
IrisLilli
Dec 23, 2016 10:46 AM CST
I have a Burseen itch too! Blinking

Maybe we could look into sharing the extra cost by ordering together - in 2018! ??
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
Dec 24, 2016 10:14 AM CST
Yes, buy Burseen. Big Grin Because I am NOT biased in anyway..... Whistling

Stout has some arrangement to introduce Bersillon irises. I have gotten a couple of talls from Hugh. I also have Tootsie Roll but it hasn't bloomed. I may move it next summer. It may be too crowded.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
cliftoncat
Dec 24, 2016 11:00 AM CST
IrisLilli said:I have a Burseen itch too! Blinking

Maybe we could look into sharing the extra cost by ordering together - in 2018! ??


Sounds like a long way away, but it's definitely something to think about! Thumbs up
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Image
IrisLilli
Dec 25, 2016 4:25 AM CST
Yes, it does seem a long time to wait for irises... Whistling
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
Hellebores Deer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
William
Dec 26, 2016 6:36 AM CST
cliftoncat said:It's such a shame it's so difficult to buy across borders. I plan to order directly from Robert again this year - though from what he said I don't think his list will be available until April. The rhizomes he sent me in the summer are growing really well, I can't wait to see them in bloom.
I've been trying to find a French stockist of Bersillon irises, and finding it strangely hard. She may have moved to the US, perhaps?


Have you looked at Jean Claude Jacob's site: http://iris-de-bretagne.imingo... ?
He only had one Bersillon listed for 2016, but that could perhaps change for 2017 or maybe he knows how to obtain them? He does have a collection of over 1000 cultivars so it might not hurt to ask either, although he only lists a small number of them.

And yes, as some might wonder he does send irises to Europe as well. I haven't bought anything from him, but as he is a hybridizer I feel that gives a lot of credibility and that he should be a good source. It does look like he only accept payment by check, which is a negative for me as checks went obsolete here and practically no one uses them, but if that isn't a problem, it could be worth a look.

In additions to his own creations he lists some American and Australian irises as recent as from 2013 in the old catalogue. I don't know when the new one will be out.

[Last edited by William - Dec 26, 2016 6:45 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1340208 (5)
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
cliftoncat
Dec 26, 2016 7:16 AM CST
Thank you, William - that's really helpful; a European source with a wide variety of irises. Thumbs up And lots of Jacob rhizomes... Smiling As far as I know, all EU suppliers will send anywhere within the EU - the problems start when trying to move rhizomes from beyond, when you hit all the regulatory barriers. (A few exceptions like Tempo Two and Mid America go out of their way to make the process easy and hassle-free.)

I agree with what you say about cheques - it's a long time since I last wrote one! Sadly many vendors in Europe ask for bank transfers, which are expensive and fairly slow; some now take card payments online. I always ask if they take Paypal, but most think it's too complicated(!) I actually persuaded one supplier (of daylilies) to accept payment by Paypal - he was delighted to discover how easy it was - but so far none of my iris suppliers are brave enough... Sad

Other French sellers I've used include Iris en Provence (good for Tasquier rhizomes) and Bourdillon.

Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
Hellebores Deer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
William
Dec 26, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Mika, I did know about Iris en Provence and Bourdillon but I have never tried them, so it's very good to know that you used them and apparently with some success Smiling . I do have a Bourdillon list made Whistling ... but I'm patient, at least I think I am Angel

I know accepting Paypal in a foreign currency can be costly for the vendor as there are a lot of fees, but personally I wouldn't mind paying a bit extra for the service. Saying that it's hard to use is however a really strange response!!! Good of you trying to educate them Thumbs up

Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
Dec 26, 2016 9:54 AM CST
My apologies for joining the conversation late. I'm on a road trip and have lots of time to try to catch up on the forums. I am hoping everyone is having a splendid holiday season. Would Carter Spring count as blended.
Thumb of 2016-12-26/Lbsmitty/4a8a6c

Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
Dachsylady86
Dec 26, 2016 10:01 AM CST
In the database it's classified as a bicolor. It's very pretty though!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Tomato Heads
Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Image
Paul2032
Dec 26, 2016 10:04 AM CST
I will do more later but here as a start is a blended SDB....a nice one....My Cher


Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Image
grannysgarden
Dec 26, 2016 10:10 AM CST
And My Cher has ruffles and is a luminata. Good one Paul.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
Image
evelyninthegarden
Aug 31, 2017 9:36 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Amber Essence has some lightly colored blends.
Thumb of 2016-12-16/tveguy3/2b28ff


Tom ~ Do you know who carries this?
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
Image
evelyninthegarden
Aug 31, 2017 9:37 PM CST
Digging up old threads again! Whistling
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
Aug 31, 2017 9:55 PM CST
I have a gopher that has a belly full of it. Glare
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
Image
evelyninthegarden
Aug 31, 2017 9:59 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I have a gopher that has a belly full of it. Glare
Shrug! Confused

Blended color irises???

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
LizinElizabeth
Aug 31, 2017 10:55 PM CST
A lot of beauties that I'd never seen, my "wanted" list just grew by around 50! Had to go through all of the pages since I missed this one completely...
LizB
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
Aug 31, 2017 11:03 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said: Shrug! Confused

Blended color irises???

@evelyninthegarden You asked Tom about Amber Essence.

Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Image
iciris
Sep 1, 2017 12:33 AM CST
evelyninthegarden said:

Tom ~ Do you know who carries this?


Stoney Creek show sold as root in the database. You might check Sisters also.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
Image
tveguy3
Sep 1, 2017 4:21 AM CST
evelyninthegarden said:

Tom ~ Do you know who carries this?


Not sure who carries it. I got it in a trade box years ago. I divided it last year so I don't have a lot of it now. Isn't there a thread on here that helps you locate an iris? Forgot where it's at. Think it's called iris finder?
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: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
Australis
Sep 1, 2017 5:05 AM CST

Plants Admin

http://www.tbfinder.com/

TB Finder is what you're after, I think, although Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Amber Essence') isn't listed.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.

Page 7 of 9 • 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Iris"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.