Irises forum: Show us your Blended Color irises

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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
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 1, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Thanks everyone! I already checked tbfinder.

I couldn't actually plant all that I have on my want list anyway! nodding

I am hoping to come up with some "blended" seedlings. That is my hybridizing goal, among the basics as to form, branching, disease resistance, and bud count. It will probably take me years, but I like to see what is out there. There are so many similar irises, as you all well know. That's why I keep a lot on my wish lists on the websites that have them. Not necessarily to purchase them all, but to see the pictures. Going on one website, I found 3 that were almost alike, with the third (new) one just having some ruffles added.

It is a challenge to get all the features that you want and come up with something new and spectacular. Why not try though? Shrug! nodding
“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: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Sep 1, 2017 11:42 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree Try stuff!! Smiling
let the mystery be
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Sep 2, 2017 1:56 PM CST
... a couple of my favorites
Desert Moth -- Keppel '12
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Pontificate -- Ghio '13


Amber Essence -- Blyth '07
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Anticipation Rose -- Aitken '10


Are We in Love -- Blyth '10
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Auckland -- T. Johnson '13
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Australian Rose -- M. Sutton '10
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.... and oldie -- Cast of Characters -- Ghio '01


..... I could go on and on .......... etc Green Grin!

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(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Sep 2, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Those are some beauties! Please do go on and on...
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Sep 2, 2017 2:17 PM CST
yes, timothy, do. nodding Thank You!

at first i wasn't really into the blended irises, as some of them come across as too 'muddied'. (imho). but, combined with the other companion plantings and irises, they do work well together. especially, in the photos of gardens posted here on the iris forum Hurray!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Sep 2, 2017 2:24 PM CST
Center Line is a favorite blended iris.

let the mystery be
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Sep 2, 2017 2:25 PM CST
I agree please post away so I can start a new want list from you for next year!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Sep 2, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Friendly Advice is a beautifully subtle blend in my garden

let the mystery be
Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Sep 2, 2017 2:40 PM CST
Queen circle
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2017 3:05 PM CST
I have these Iris that are DB-listed as blended, and which have bloomed for me so far:









It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Sep 2, 2017 3:59 PM CST
Thank You! jan, looking forward to 'centerline' blooming in my garden, next year.

i, too enjoyed jan's second subtle blended iris, 'friendly advice', in my garden this year.

i am enjoying all of your blended posts. keep going! Thumbs up
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Sep 2, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Let's Romp
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(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Sep 2, 2017 4:28 PM CST
Catwalk Queen
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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
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 2, 2017 4:29 PM CST
janwax said:Friendly Advice is a beautifully subtle blend in my garden



Jan ~ I really like that one ! Lovey dubby
“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
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 2, 2017 4:30 PM CST
UndertheSun said:Catwalk Queen
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Rob ~ Ooohhh!! Lovey dubby
“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
Sep 2, 2017 4:32 PM CST
creativeclover said:Queen circle
Thumb of 2017-09-02/creativeclover/d8fee0



Richard ~ Very pretty! Lovey dubby
“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: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 2, 2017 5:58 PM CST
You're welcome Daphne! Smiling
let the mystery be
Name: Traci Rowlett
Western Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Irises Region: Minnesota Birds Bulbs Garden Photography
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IdyllicIris
Sep 2, 2017 6:06 PM CST
I'm looking forward to Patchwork Puzzle making an appearance in the spring Crossing Fingers!


Also, BB beauty Fruit Stripe Crossing Fingers!
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 2, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Well, it is rather obvious that I like blended iris says the girl with all the Burseens. Big Grin (see Maggie Beth, Sneak A Peek, Deep Elum, Skip A Beat, Trumped, etc.). Not at the computer so not able to upload pics easily.

And I agree with Timothy that Desert Moth is fantastic. I wasn't so sure about it when it first came out but it is gorgeous in person. As is Secret Rites and many other Keppels.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Sep 2, 2017 7:21 PM CST
Thanks Evelyn

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