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Name: Sherri Page
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SherriRaye
Aug 4, 2017 9:21 PM CST
I'm wanting to get an iris that is as close to true red as possible. I don't want one that has any brown on it but one that verges more toward purple. Any suggestions?
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Aug 5, 2017 5:28 AM CST
Do you want a TB or just any bearded regardless of size?

I can think of



Firenze Red:
Thumb of 2017-08-05/IrisLilli/564fd8


And of course there is Tom's World Famous Red NoID! Hurray!

If you do a 'Search by characteristics' in the Iris database, you can select 'red' and see a lot more.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Aug 5, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Lest We Forget is a pretty red, and a good grower.

Dynamite is an older one that is also a good reliable red.

Grateful Red is gorgeous but does bloom every year for me.

Red Velvet Cake is very red.

And I agree about Spartan. It is bright red in full sun and really stood out in the garden this spring.
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Name: Sherri Page
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SherriRaye
Aug 5, 2017 8:07 PM CST
Lestv said:Lest We Forget is a pretty red, and a good grower.

Dynamite is an older one that is also a good reliable red.

Grateful Red is gorgeous but does bloom every year for me.

Red Velvet Cake is very red.

And I agree about Spartan. It is bright red in full sun and really stood out in the garden this spring.


These are so beautiful. I'll have to give some of them a try. I already purchased Dynamite this year so I'm looking forward to seeing it next year.
Name: Sherri Page
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SherriRaye
Aug 5, 2017 8:10 PM CST
IrisLilli said:Do you want a TB or just any bearded regardless of size?

I can think of



Firenze Red:
Thumb of 2017-08-05/IrisLilli/564fd8


And of course there is Tom's World Famous Red NoID! Hurray!

If you do a 'Search by characteristics' in the Iris database, you can select 'red' and see a lot more.


These are just what I'm looking for. I usually get Tall Beardeds. How do I find Tom's Red NoID?
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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Polymerous
Aug 5, 2017 9:26 PM CST
'Lest We Forgot' looked a little orange-y to me, when it bloomed (first year) in my garden this year.



'Ida Red' (also new to me) looked very burgundy, but it has an older form. (Sorry for the ratty bloom.)

Thumb of 2017-08-06/Polymerous/1cf531

Celebrating reblooming irises! This is 'Grape Echo'.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Aug 6, 2017 4:29 AM CST
Tom's World Famous Red NoID shows up in various iris threads on a regular basis, unfortunately I can't find a picture of it right now, but maybe Tom @tveguy3 can? Big Grin
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 6, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Here's one photo of it. There are probably several others Smiling
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 6, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Here's a clump shot of my World Famous Red NOID. Whistling Thumb of 2017-08-06/tveguy3/839ac4

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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Aug 6, 2017 11:41 AM CST
Very pretty, Tom!
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Name: Sherri Page
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SherriRaye
Aug 6, 2017 1:10 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Here's a clump shot of my World Famous Red NOID. Whistling Thumb of 2017-08-06/tveguy3/839ac4



These are beautiful. Thanks for the picture, Tom.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Aug 8, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Yes Thank You! , Tom! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 9, 2017 2:15 PM CST
Tom ~ I agree
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Aug 9, 2017 3:21 PM CST

Thumb of 2017-08-09/creativeclover/6713eb

Here is a pic of toms red when i had it the first time.
Name: Sherri Page
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SherriRaye
Aug 10, 2017 7:18 PM CST
creativeclover said:
Thumb of 2017-08-09/creativeclover/6713eb

Here is a pic of toms red when i had it the first time.


That's a beautiful iris. Thanks for showing it to us.
Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Aug 10, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Thanks sherri, its a beauty. Just wish we know the name of it.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 11, 2017 7:21 AM CST
You do know the name, It's Tom's World Famous Red NOID Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Aug 11, 2017 7:23 AM CST
True that true that. Let me rephrase it, the name given by the hybridezer.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 12, 2017 10:21 AM CST
What beautiful reds! I've been wanting one - so more than ever! @tveguy Tom, if you divide Whistling
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Aug 12, 2017 10:30 AM CST
Betsy, i know he devided some recently as he sent me a couple that arrived friday or sarurdy of last week.

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