Irises forum: color

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Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Jan 19, 2012 5:23 PM CST

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Other than true red, what one color would you want to look for in a bearded iris?

Me, true turquoise and true green

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 19, 2012 5:24 PM CST
A green cream would be interesting,maybe orange beards
Maybe Green-gold edges on the falls with pale green vaines.Standards Watermelon but pale or pale melon.
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Jan 19, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Turquoise, true hot pink, green... and of course contrasting beards in exotic colors!

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 19, 2012 7:05 PM CST
red amoena--ha ha I do like turquise as well.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 19, 2012 7:26 PM CST
I'm probably old fashioned but I would still like a richer pink like found in roses or begonias. I prefer pinks from the blue side rather than the peach side.
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PollyK
Jan 19, 2012 9:22 PM CST
Red would seem such an oddity for me, I'm not sure I would care for it. But I understand so many breeders are trying for it.

I think I'm with Paul. Pinks like the old roses and peonies, highly scented.
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Jan 19, 2012 11:22 PM CST

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Keith new one is quite pink and not on the peach side, ruffled, he said fragrant and pink beards

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I have several that are showing more and more green in the yellow tone and you would think if you have green and yellow you should have more of the turquoise.

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irisawe
Jan 20, 2012 9:39 AM CST
I would like a true black amoena, with the whitest standards and large reddest beards.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 20, 2012 10:11 AM CST
I agree Katherine....an improved 'Starring'
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jan 20, 2012 4:28 PM CST
& 'improved' as to growth here.
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Jan 20, 2012 5:07 PM CST

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Lucy I have many customers in your area that do grow tons of TB iris, do you add compost to your soil? fertilizer? are your gardens on almost solid rock? Always wanted to know because it seems like you have to struggle to grow many iris. I know most of us are not spring chickens but I can throw TB out on the compost pile and some of my friends in area can to and they grow.

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jan 21, 2012 10:33 AM CST
John makes our own compost, mainly from leaf mold. Have a ready supply of leaves. Irises grow well from bed to bed. The Tbs which do well vary & the really great ones are taken to the bi yearly ISM sale. I rarely use those for hybridizing. Both Markhams & Pat & ED Norton in Maine are best at growing TBs. I tried Starring from Stephie Markham but it didn't like us. We don't try many Ghio plants, but Romantic Evening does well in this area. American Maid was excellent.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jan 21, 2012 12:09 PM CST
I prefer a deep 'flamingo' type pink to a pale version. Ghio's 'Hopeless Romantic' is quite pale but did well in the convention in Madison WI. I will keep in touch with the person who bought it at the ISM auction last Aug.to see how it does.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 21, 2012 12:23 PM CST
"Hopeless Romantic' bloomed for me for the first time last spring. It is a lovely iris.....great form, one of my favorites. I set a pod on it with 'Decadence' pollen. They happened to be just right for a cross the same day. I'll be glad to see how it does this spring. I think there were 4 increases. I also wish it were pinker. That must not be easy.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jan 21, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Crossed with a deep pink might make a better clor. It was growing nicely in Madison.
Name: Jan
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philljm
Jan 29, 2012 10:25 AM CST
I agree with others - true red.

Also a truly blue, blue - not with the purpley shade. I want one that when I look at it, and when I take a photo of it, still looks blue. Some of my blues in the sun, have a purple background, yet in my photos look blue.

I have Starring and it is my absolute favorite TB ~j

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