Irises forum: Rhode Island represent

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Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
May 29, 2017 5:07 PM CST
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Iris cristata. Bloomed for about 2 weeks, when the cherry blossoms were falling. So delicate and lovely. Surrounded by cherry blossom petals, they were an early spring highlight here.

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Immortality. I wanted to photograph Clarence too, but every blossom got battered by the rain. Luckily, Immortality opened this morning, before... you guessed it, more rain! The icy blue buds are intriguing; the blossoms are pure and perfect; and this stalk has held up well through day-long rain. I love this one!

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Rustler. OMG, this one took my breath away. Only one bloom for me on this first year plant. (The scape got rained out I think.) But what a bloom!

Incidentally, Clarence, Immortality, and Rustler all have lovely scents. Clarence most of all. The scents are just as lovely as the flowers I think - incredibly sweet, yet mild and refreshing at the same time. I can't wait for Before the Storm and Absolute Treasure to make a showing now. And I look forward to these plants becoming established clumps.

Lastly, I think I'm going to try to get only fragrant irises from now on. That'll narrow the field and double the fun! Do you have any favorite ones?
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
May 29, 2017 6:16 PM CST
I have been ignoring the scent of my irises for years and I have decided to sniff them this year. I have noticed a lovely scent from one of my favourite irises and that is Dark Passion.
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
May 30, 2017 4:07 AM CST
I think Sharp Dressed Man has a most wonderful fragrance.
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, 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
May 30, 2017 8:13 AM CST
The best scent on any of my irises is the mixed chocolate and vanilla scent on SDB Dark Vader.

I also have several with a sweet floral scent, including TB Just Crazy and TB Chateau d'Auvers sur Oise.
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