Landscape Photo #5771: Tall Bearded Iris: Favorite Son

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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Feb 2, 2017 10:49 AM CST
My eyes popped when I saw this beautiful Iris, Favorite Son!!!!
It is - drop dead gorgeous - with its dusky Raspberry colouring and zippy violet-mauve beard.
I find it very hard to believe that this was born and bred in 1938! - Couldn't find any other image out there in the Google world.
Does anyone know where I can get it in Canada??
Thanks. HemNorth
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 2, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Hmmmmmmm. I bought it from Mid America if that helps.
I just looked for it on the website and it isnt listed anymore.

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Feb 2, 2017 12:33 PM CST
JoAnn, I was just about to send you a message asking you about that gorgeous iris. I had the same thought as Nora when I looked it up in the database, the bloom form looks very modern compared to others introduced in the 30s and 40s. Come to think of it, I don't believe reds were developed this far along at that time.

Does MidAmerica sell historics? I don't recall seeing them offer any?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Feb 2, 2017 5:04 PM CST
All I know is I ordered it from MidAmerica about 3 or 4 years ago.
They no longer carry it .I don't know about the historics.
Here is another image of it.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Feb 2, 2017 5:10 PM CST
Look what I found. It's Schreiner's
not Mid America. A geezer moment.
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https://www.schreinersgardens....
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Feb 2, 2017 7:12 PM CST
Jo Ann - your photo is better than theirs is!
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies Birds Irises Daylilies
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HemNorth
Feb 2, 2017 10:28 PM CST
What great detective work!! Rolling my eyes.

I never would have guessed they were the same Iris. Thanks for checking it out.
I agree with pirl - your photo, Jo Ann, is so much better than theirs.

Thanks, Neal - - - great minds think alike. Thumbs up
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 3, 2017 5:56 AM CST
Ah, now it all makes sense! JoAnn, thanks so much for looking into it Thank You! I had a feeling a word in the name was off or something like that.

Schreiner's photos are often way off. And MidAmerica does typically offer some Schreiner introductions, so they may have carried Fortunate Son at some point.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Feb 3, 2017 8:57 AM CST
Neal, Honestly I had forgotten .
I ordered a bunch of friendly colors for a new iris area and thought I placed the order with one company. It was 2013 they were planted.
Since it's winter and 22* I have time to go back to old files.
I will add some new landscape images today.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Feb 3, 2017 9:07 AM CST
Here is another dark one that grows near Favorite Son.
Name Game .Mid America

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