Irises forum: I Got a Box

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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
Jul 9, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Sorry, ignore thread. I didn't realize there was one main thread for this topic.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jul 9, 2017 2:18 PM CST
That is too bad, I wouldn't expect that from a business. I've only once ordered from an online site, long before I knew which were reputable-and this one was not. still, they refunded my money. If they are that small, I wouldn't feel bad about complaining to them. What did you order, if you don't mind my asking?
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
Jul 9, 2017 2:25 PM CST
I ordered

The Red Douglas
Sweetheart Ring
Study in Black
Spectacular Bid
Minnie Colquitt
Gay Gheisa
Elmohr
Crowned Heads
Cherry Smoke
Ain't Misbehaving
Cantina

I will not list the rest because you would probably be able to figure out from whom I ordered. It is not polite.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jul 10, 2017 9:49 AM CST
I was wondering if you ordered something new that they might have run short of, but no. I don't have any of these, but I looked them up. I would think any of them would make nice sized rhizomes. I find the older heirlooms to be so vigorous as to be almost a weed, so you might be surprised, but no reason for them not to send respectable rhizomes. I don't think it would be impolite to tell them you were disappointed.
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
Jul 10, 2017 1:32 PM CST
This is my opinion only, but I think it depends on the perception of respectable rhizome size. I have historics that have grown really well for years but they now have long thin rhizomes which do better in the heat and humidity than the fat rhizomes from the west and NW. And the dwarf rhizomes get smaller too. I have some from your list and if I sent them out they would probably look small too. Unless they are really abnormally tiny, or they were pretty expensive, I would just plant them and see how it goes. I don't think I have lost more small size rhizomes than large ones over the years. And I have been sent quite a wide range of sizes! Especially with medians.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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