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May 12, 2018 4:51 AM CST
Clairton, PA Zone 6(USDA has c
I am preparing a program for the American Iris society on Miniature tall bearded iris and I would would like some input on good growers. I have a list of Williamson-White medal winners but tht does not men there re others. Help plese nd lso include how you growthem. Thanks!
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May 12, 2018 6:45 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
One of my best growers is "Elfin Shadows" (one of Lucy's). It seems to be just a bit of a slow starter (didn't bloom for me the first season...just made increase) but it's been a bloomin', growin' fool ever since !

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ELFIN SHADOWS (Lucy Burton 2002 / 04)
another exceptional grower, here, is one that is sometimes seen "re classed". Joseph's Coat Katkamier grows as an MTB for me...in class, and in season...and is also a real dependable bloomer.

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JOSEPH'S COAT KATKAMIER (Katkamier 1930)
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May 12, 2018 10:48 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Sherwin-Wright is a great grower for me. Siskin is another one that has done well. Tom Tit also.
Queen's Baby, Maggie me Darling and Queen's Baby have not done well for me, nor has Mrs Neubronner.
This class is somewhat neglected it seems.
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May 12, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Maggie Me Darlin has done fairly well for me. I was surprised by the reliable performance of a pink one called New Encore. Dollie and Me is a newer one that has done well here. Little Dolly, purchased at a HIPS sale has also performed very well and it is a pink one too. But for performance and rebloom I would have to say the hardest working little MTB in my garden is Lady Emma.

I live near central AR, zone 7a. I grow them just like all the other medians. I keep some in pots and they seem to thrive there also. One reason I keep some in pots is so that i can pull them up closer during their blooms season so everyone can see and enjoy them.

I think MTB's are delightful irises.
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?
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May 13, 2018 11:05 PM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
I've had really good bloom from Frilly Molly, Coral Capers and PeeBee and Jay. I didn't get them dug and replanted last year so not sure how much bloom I will have in this, their fourth year.
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