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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 24, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Thanks Tom.
by any chance, you recognize this one? Been looking for the tag in the garden and can't find it.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 24, 2018 10:50 AM CST
Nope, but it's a cute one.
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 24, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Thanks!
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 24, 2018 11:49 AM CST
I found its name. It's Ziggy.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 24, 2018 12:04 PM CST
If I had seen the broken color I might have guessed it. Smiling
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 24, 2018 12:42 PM CST
My Absolute Treasure was spectacular this season with loads of stalks and they were quite thick ones. It did seem to be much lighter blue than last years blooms. It stays open for a long time in the garden and the stalks never fell over even when we had especially heavy thunderstorms. It really put on a show this year! Hope all of you who are getting it for the first time are pleased.
I did not recognize that Black Magic Woman is so much like Sharp Dressed Man and ordered it this year. I will have to put them in very different spots.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
May 24, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Seems like the similar ones I have tend to bloom at the same time. Would not be so bad if one were late and the other early. I have Stairway to Heaven, October Sky, and Dream Lover that look very similar. Actually, I had Dream Lover and October Sky planted side by side and they grew into each other. I think now that Dream Lover choked out Oct Sky, because they look exactly alike and I get no rebloom from what I thought was October Sky.
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William
May 24, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Jane, 'Absolute Treasure' is still in bud here, but I have noticed how thick the stalks was - a very important quality!!! Smiling
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AndreaD
May 24, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Jane, Was your Absolute Treasure a first year bloom?
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 25, 2018 7:21 PM CST
Andrea:
This was a second year bloom for Absolute Treasure. Last year it had about four bloom stalks and it appeared more blue than this year. It is a fabulous iris and I hope it keeps up the good work!
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AndreaD
May 25, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Jane, That's great to hear. My Absolute Treasure got munched by a critter, but still managed to put up a rather weak bloom stalk. It seems to be a determined bloomer and increaser!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 26, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Jane and Andrea ~ Thank You! for the discussion regarding Absolute Treasure, as it is due to arrive this July! Hurray!
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AndreaD
May 26, 2018 7:46 PM CST
It's a bloom to look forward to, Evelyn!

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