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Dec 18, 2016 5:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I am becoming increasingly interested in the "dark top" irises. These can be the reverse amoena, or like some of the newer ones Keppel is working on like Desert Moth.

These can be what you have or what you want to add to your collection. Smiling I know there are some new ones that I want to add. nodding
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Dec 18, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Love Desert Moth! But must not order any more from Tempo Two! Must not! Blinking

I have this 'dark top' classic on my list for 2017 though:


(Keppel 2002)
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Dec 18, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Wintry Sky is a good grower here, and very pretty.
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Dec 18, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Dec 18, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
: new to me and hoping to see it bloom in 2017.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Dec 18, 2016 11:18 AM CST
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
Thinking about maybe getting these from Cayeux:


(Keppel 2005)


(Schreiner 1990)
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Dec 18, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Another new one I bought this year.
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Dec 18, 2016 11:28 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
:
The database said this is a "blend" but I think it works here too.
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Dec 18, 2016 11:32 AM CST
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
Absolutely! Pretty too! Thumbs up
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Dec 18, 2016 11:49 AM CST
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
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Most of my dark topped irises are plicatas. I guess most plics have darker tops than falls so maybe this is cheating a bit but I do love them. Smiling

SDB Attendant
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SDB Gimmick
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SDB Honeylove
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SDB Quicken
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SDB Wizard Of Hope (not a plic)
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SDB Ultima Neve
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Dec 18, 2016 11:57 AM CST
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
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Dec 18, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Always has been a favorite
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Dec 18, 2016 12:15 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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I've had this one a long time.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Dec 18, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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I haven't seen this one bloom yet. Maybe in 2017.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Dec 18, 2016 12:46 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Lovey dubby the lavender horns on that pink!
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Dec 18, 2016 1:42 PM CST
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
The only BB's I have with darker tops are




and Parquet Lady is a plic but with almost solid color on the standards.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Dec 18, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Great ones!
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Dec 18, 2016 2:11 PM CST
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
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Dec 18, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
grannysgarden said:
Well, this was an interesting exercise. I did not realize how many yellows that I grow that are so much alike.

I agree, with the blended thread and this thread I didn't realize how many blue iris that I have that are so much alike.
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Dec 18, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was thinking that you an awful nice collection of yellow and whites going there Bonnie!
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