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May 16, 2018 6:09 AM CST

I'm looking to find a really nice raspberry-colored SELF iris. Any good suggestions? Thanks.


I've created a bed of self (solid) iris: "Dusky Challenger", "Rhinelander", and "Color Me Blue".

These colors look great together, and I'd like to add more to this range of the color spectrum.

I want to stay away from yellows, oranges, peachy pinks. Thanks again.
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May 16, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Reds are tricky in that one person's raspberry may be another person's fuchsia.

Lady Friend is a popular self on the raspberry side of red.

Gypsy Romance is more on the fuchsia side.

Ambroisie:

Will Scarlet:

Trying to show ones that might be more easily available.
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May 16, 2018 12:40 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Rogue might be another one in that color range.
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May 16, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Ambroisie seems to be a good contender! It's a pretty one!
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May 16, 2018 2:19 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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This looks kind of raspberry to me
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May 16, 2018 2:25 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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jmc, if you go to the database, click on Iris, then do a search for "raspberry" a list of iris with raspberry in the name will come up.
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May 17, 2018 6:12 AM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Sheer Ecstasy is a pretty one that blooms reliably and increases nicely.
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