Irises forum: Superstition Iris Gardens 2018 Intros

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 1, 2017 10:18 AM CST
Today Superstition Iris Gardens started to unveil their 2018 introduction list. They will show off one a day until the whole group is highlighted! This means eight(8) days of drooling oohing and ahwing.

Forever Orange

Tasco
2018
SDB-RE
15"
M




Here is the write up:

"It is December 1--so as promised we'll start unveiling our 2018 introductions. We'll start with the medians and work our way up to the talls. There will be EIGHT introductions for 2018. Today's intro is FOREVER ORANGE (Tasco 2018)--SDB, 15", M/RE. A strong reblooming slightly bitoned orange that reblooms very strongly in our zone 8 foothill location. Your garden can be Forever Orange by growing this one! Parentage is extremely involved, and it is All Ruffled Up X a reblooming dwarf seedling, whose pollen parent goes back to 1991 and involves Vintage Rose, Wake Up, Bisbee and a couple of Wizard's Return sibs. The pod parent also goes back to 1991 and involves a Tasco seedling, a Duncan seedling, and 2 Bennett Jones seedlings and Yearling, Cinderella, Blitz, Orange Tiger, Sam, and Pumpkin Center. Whew!"

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 1, 2017 10:22 AM CST
BTW - I downloaded a bunch of pictures from "Superstition Iris Gardens" Facebook page that I will be uploading over the next week or so (at least 105, but some may already be in our database). Lots of new 2015 & 2016 stuff; Burseens, Ghios, Blyths, Suttons, Painters, Keppel, ect......

Awesome stuff.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 1, 2017 11:01 AM CST
Greg ~ Thank You!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 1, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Yes, Thank You! Greg! This time of year is perfect for a nice round of iris drooling! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Dec 1, 2017 2:52 PM CST
thank you, greg.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Dec 1, 2017 3:29 PM CST
Thank You! Greg.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 4, 2017 6:14 AM CST
Sun and Snow



"SUN AND SNOW (Tasco 2018)--AM, 22", EM/RE. A strong reblooming aril-median (OGB-, 1/4 Aril) in our zone 8 climate. Parentage is Dragon's Eye X (Cat's Eye x Replicator). DON'T be frightened by the word aril-median, only 1/4 of the genes are from the aril side. If you can grow bearded iris where you live, you can grow this reblooming aril-median!"
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 4, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Sailing at Dawn



"SAILING AT DAWN (Tasco 2018)--ArilMedian (OGB-, 1/4 aril), 27", ML. Medium purple-based foliage and a sweet fragrance. It isn't common for arilbreds to have fragrance. Parentage is Navajo Velvet X Feel The Heat. Again, don't frightened of the term aril median, if you can grow bearded iris where you live, you CAN grow this quarter-bred."
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 4, 2017 9:53 AM CST
Nova




"This is our last arilbred intro for 2018, tomorrow we start with the talls! This is NOVA (Tasco 2018) OGB, 1/2 aril, 28", L. We really like all the different tones in the recurved falls. Check out the interesting beard which tapers to a point in the center of the almost black signal. One of our later blooming arilbreds.


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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 5, 2017 9:10 AM CST
Now for the "Tall Beard" irises!!!!!!!

Secret Delight




"Today we start with the 2018 tall bearded introductions. SECRET DELIGHT (Tasco 2018)--TB, 41", ML. Parentage is Silk Run X Bowled Over. Show stalks average 8 buds. Good increaser with a light sweet fragrance. This has been very popular with garden visitors."

41 inches tall. Yippie!!! (I like "em "Tall") Hurray!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Dec 5, 2017 11:06 AM CST
Secret Delight is very pretty ! Thumbs up
VOTE!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 5, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Pretty, pretty, preeeeeeetty! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 5, 2017 12:18 PM CST
I agree
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 5, 2017 1:08 PM CST
janwax said:Secret Delight is very pretty ! Thumbs up


I agree Lovey dubby
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Dec 5, 2017 2:59 PM CST
👍😃 Lovey dubby 'secret delight'
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 6, 2017 12:28 PM CST
Ice Cream Sundae




"ICE CREAM SUNDAE (Tasco 2018)--TB, 36", EML. Parentage is Sweetly Sung X Haunted Heart. A long bloom season with an average of 9-to-10 buds (some with triple sockets). Moderately ruffled and lightly laced."

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Dec 6, 2017 1:39 PM CST
Sticking tongue out
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
Dec 6, 2017 1:42 PM CST
Now there is an iris! Oh my.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Dec 6, 2017 3:23 PM CST
I made up my mind 'no new iris this year'. ' Forever orange' makes ot difficult. Of course no space makes it difficult also.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 6, 2017 3:49 PM CST
I especially like Ice Cream Sundae! Lovey dubby

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