Irises forum: Our Favorite Amoenas!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 16, 2012 2:58 AM CST
According to the Wiki Iris Encyclopedia, an amoena is an iris with white standards and colored falls. So does anyone have any to show? Here are a whole bunch of my favorites:

MERRY AMIGO and MAGHAREE
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TOUR DE FRANCE and OCEAN CLOUDS
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EXPOSE and STARSHIP ENTERPRISE
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GRACIOUS CURVES and FANTASY RIDE
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CENTER ICE and STARRING
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LEMON CLOUD
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APPLAUSE LINE
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SANTORINI
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SCATTERBRAIN
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GLOWING SMILE
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INTO TEMPTATION
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WHISPERING FALLS
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QUANDARY
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GYPSY GEENA
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THUNDERING OVATION
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SPRING MADNESS
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PRINCE OF CAMELOT
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CALGARY
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MAGIC HAPPENS
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ALPINE HARMONY
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KISSES LIKE WINE
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Anyone getting spring fever yet?

Betty
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 16, 2012 6:10 AM CST
Betty, you need to become a professional photographer, if you aren't already! Such beautiful pictures. I have to agree many that you have posted are ones I like a lot especially Expose, I love that one, having trouble keeping it going here though. Here's a couple more that I like.
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Ginger Ice Blyth - 07
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Chardonnay and Ice Blyth -02
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Dreaming of Rio Schreiner - 2008
and of course
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Mariposa Skies Tasco - 1996
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 16, 2012 8:59 AM CST

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Amoenas, my favorite pattern!

Enjoy The Party
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Passion And Purity
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Gypsy Geena


Santorini


Publicity Stunt
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Riveting
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Big Blue Eyes
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Merry Amigo
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I'm Dreaming
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 16, 2012 9:15 AM CST
All I can say is WOW to both posts.

I also am having a hard time with Expose here. It bloomed wonderfully the next year after I got it, then nothing last year. Of course it is planted in clay soil. So then I got another one from I think Paul Black. That year they sent very small rhizomes, planted them in my raised bed, then nothing. I think maybe they are still there but very small. Maybe I will try it again from someone else and plant it in my raised bed. Those small ones just didn't do anything.

Kinda the same story with Starship Enterprise. Although I did get a large fan to begin with and it bloomed the next year, I don't think it did anything last year, 2011. Schreiners don't usually do well for me anyway, too hot and dry here, with short winters.

I will post what I have of this type.

Dot

Apricot Frosty and Polar Queen
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Cross Current and Puccinni
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Connection


Splashacata


Rebecca Perret and Starship Enterprise
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Gypsy Lord
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Awesome Alex is awesome.


I almost forgot Expose. I saw this flower and lost my breath. It hasn't bloomed for me since Sad .

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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 16, 2012 9:37 AM CST
OMG everyone, I can't wipe the slobbers off my screen. I have been buying more and more amoenas as I can find space, they are just getting more and more pretty from the hybridizers now. Thanks so much everyone for posting these beauties, I can't seem to pick a FAVORITE. Ooops caps, but it works LOL.

Betty, what a gorgeous clump shot of Whispering Falls. Can you trade me a start of that and Quandry for something?

Dot
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 16, 2012 10:20 AM CST
Kent, Those are some amazing photos. I have to get Publicity Stunt! I see they have it at Mid-America. Also love Big Blue Eyes. I never would have ordered it based on Schriners picture, but you're is so much better. My wish list just keeps growing, Darn, I'm going to have to cull out some to make room for the new list. I CAN'T MAKE ANOTHER BED! I have to keep repeating that to myself, lol.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 16, 2012 3:33 PM CST
I can't remember the name of the sibling to 'Starship enterprise. It is less spectacular, but a better grower.

Meanwhile for people who are able to grow SDBs--Here is 'Reddy Set' (L.Burton '08).
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 16, 2012 5:10 PM CST
That's a wonderful SDB, Lucy! Congratulations!

I think the sib to STARSHIP ENTERPRISE is LIGHTSHINE. Here's a picture I took at Snowpeak back in 2009.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 16, 2012 10:36 PM CST
Thanks for the name. I couldn't remember. but it is a good grower.

Thank you for being nice about the SDB. I am working to make it better.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2012 9:03 PM CST

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Are Amoena only pure white standards?

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 17, 2012 10:33 PM CST
yes, but your plant is close.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Feb 17, 2012 10:46 PM CST
Dot. unfortunately I don't have WHISPERING FALLS and was ready to order it this year from Schreiner's, but suddenly it disappeared from their website. Hopefully they will add it back later, because right now they don't have much at all in their listing compared to other years. And I'll have to check on my QUANDARY to see if it's grown any.

Betty
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2012 10:48 PM CST

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Thanks. Again! Green Grin!
Evan
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 18, 2012 9:19 AM CST
Thats ok Betty, thanks anyway. I am now guessing you took that gorgeous clump shot at Schreiners LOL. I just ordered from 2 places, one being Napa Iris and the other an online place that had "Niche" that I saw on the other thread and wanted. I ordered a bunch of amoenas, thanks to everyone's posts LOL.

Dot
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Feb 20, 2012 12:02 PM CST

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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Feb 20, 2012 10:46 PM CST
Wow great looking pics I love the ones of Merry Amigo, Gypsy Lord and Applause Line I ordered all three and hoping they all bloom so I can see them close up Kent was that clump shot of Merry Amigo in your garden at Home Im hoping it grows well in Midwest.
Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Feb 20, 2012 11:25 PM CST
Here are the few that we have wishing I had ordered more Amoenas after seeing all these great pics

Fit for a King
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Futuriste
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Brazillian Holiday

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Teamwork



Neutron Dance

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Cascadian Rythm

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Team Spirit


Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 21, 2012 5:16 AM CST
I love that bright beard on Team Spirit! Fit for a King is really nice too, are the standards a bit violet? I can see my wish list growing, lol
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 21, 2012 10:30 AM CST

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ARUBA1334 said:Wow great looking pics I love the ones of Merry Amigo, Gypsy Lord and Applause Line I ordered all three and hoping they all bloom so I can see them close up Kent was that clump shot of Merry Amigo in your garden at Home Im hoping it grows well in Midwest.


The picture of Merry Amigo was taken at Keith Keppel's garden last spring. It was also blooming at Mid-America when we were there. From what I could tell, it appeared to be a good grower.

Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Feb 21, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Thanks Kent I am looking forward to seeing it Bloom this spring I ordered that and another one called Hysteria they both look to be growing well maybe with some luck Ill get a flower this year.

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