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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 10, 2018 7:10 PM CST
The first of my Iris are blooming just two so far. Hopefully more tomorrow it's been cool and wet here. I believe the first is Concertina and the second is my Pacifica Iris Smiling just found out the color and I have to say I'm quite happy with it. Thought it was going to be yellow.
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 10, 2018 7:48 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 11, 2018 4:49 AM CST
Both beautiful, Rebekah. Thumbs up
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 11, 2018 12:42 PM CST
With the whiter falls and short horns I think your IB looks more like Viper than Concertina. Though they are very similar.

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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 11, 2018 10:20 PM CST
Thanks Robin and Bonnie Smiling

And thank you Leslie for sharing images! You know it does look like Viper. So I checked my book today and I have it listed as Concertina. I bought this one it at Lowe's and that's what the packaging said. I've heard the box stores are notorious for mislabeling but would viper be something they would get ahold of? It was labeled, bagged and sealed.
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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 12, 2018 2:23 PM CST
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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 13, 2018 3:53 PM CST
I love how saturated the color is on this one. Waited days for her to open Smiling

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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 13, 2018 10:59 PM CST
Rebekah ~ They are very lovely! Thank you for sharing them with us. Thank You!
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Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 13, 2018 11:11 PM CST
They are beautiful, but the purple one looks like velvet. Lovey dubby
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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 19, 2018 8:21 PM CST
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Baja Blue
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Low ho Silver
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Champagne Elegance
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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
May 20, 2018 12:27 AM CST
Really wish my blues were more cornflower blue and less lavender :/
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 20, 2018 3:43 AM CST
Me too, Rebekah. I have tried very hard to grow a blue TB and the only ones I have seen bloom that comes close is Absolute Treasure. I grow several SDB's that are really blue but the TB's almost always show lavender influence. Two that I was anxious to see, Blue Trill and Dodger Blue, I lost this winter so I am thinking about giving up on blue irises. Shrug!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
May 20, 2018 9:04 AM CST
I'm sorry they were lost to you Bonnie. Do you think they are any less vigorous?
I'm hoping I purchased Doger blue and possibly Absolute Treasure, thought I haven't seen them yet. I've written down all my Irises except the ones from my first order. I hope there is a tb blue Iris out there for you. I know I saw one in my neighborhood before I moved three years ago. I really regret not knocking on their door to find out what it was. Sighing! Because that Iris was blue. A light blue without lavender! Oh well they may not have known. I think the flower beds have been replanted with something else. I don't know maybe it's the soil Ph.
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UndertheSun
May 20, 2018 2:41 PM CST
Ghost Train! Lovey dubby
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
May 21, 2018 6:20 PM CST


Golden Snitch
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 21, 2018 6:21 PM CST
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Baja Blue
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Love the peachy coral one. The bottom iris looks like Clarence.

As for Viper/Concertina, it is a good question if a box store could get either of them. The box store iris are often extras from big vendors. For instance, you will find a lot of Schreiner iris. Shrug!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
May 21, 2018 6:23 PM CST
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Edith Wolford
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Magnificent Masterpiece
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 21, 2018 6:31 PM CST
Rebekah said:I love how saturated the color is on this one. Waited days for her to open Smiling

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Lovey dubby
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 21, 2018 7:45 PM CST
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Is this Starring? Just a lovely iris.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
May 23, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Leslie You are right lol! I love it!
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