Irises forum: What are your favorite Dwarf Irises?

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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 16, 2018 10:05 PM CST
I am asking this question as I need a few to start the season. My season is about later than everyone else here, at least this year. It usually starts about May 15th, and yes, I do have a few in bloom. I have one SDB NOID peach colored and it is reliable and blooms every year since I got it. Also I received Cat's Eye SDB, which almost all of you have, but so far, it has not bloomed. Maybe later, or next year. along with Cat's Eye, I received another bonus, MDB Midnight. I am not sure if I will like it or not.

There are so many, and when I go through Bonnie's Bloomers (not literally!) she has so many lovelies that my head starts to spin. Mind you, I only want a few special ones, as I have loads of TBs on order. I want to place them into my perennial beds, and hopefully I will find some that bloom more than once.

Show me your favorites, and why they are special.

"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 17, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Alright, here is what I have so far: (want list)

All Ruffled Up


Bright Vision


Candy Queen


Chanted
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 17, 2018 8:12 PM CST
Bluebeard's Ghost


Little Sighs


Peach Pie


Kiss Me Quick
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 17, 2018 8:29 PM CST
Tu Tu Turquoise


What Again


I am sure that I could find more. I am just looking for a few, but you might know of some that might be similar that rebloom or have any differences that make it special.

"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
May 17, 2018 9:54 PM CST
I like 'April Fanfare' and 'Barnie'.

April Fanfare
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Barnie
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
May 17, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Evelyn,

I want everything on your list. Smiling
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 18, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Mary ~ Most of the ones I have listed are available at Joni's Dance-In-The-Wind Iris Garden. You can email her to request a paper catalog at [email protected]

She also has a Facebook page if you are interested.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 18, 2018 12:16 AM CST
Evelyn, I only have a few SDB's so I can't tell you my favorites yet, I'm loving the ones you have posted though.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 18, 2018 12:52 AM CST
Barbara ~ Thank You!

Of the ones you have, which ones do you like a little more than the others?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 18, 2018 1:26 PM CST
One of my favorites and most striking is Ultimate. Second is Outspoken.
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Ultimate with Wish Upon a Star. Had many more but can't find the pic.
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Outspoken - fabulous bloomer and bery bright in the garden.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 18, 2018 1:32 PM CST
Janie ~ Very pretty!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Xeriscape Peppers Butterflies Cottage Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
Herbs Frugal Gardener Organic Gardener Composter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed
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gardengus
May 18, 2018 1:34 PM CST
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Jewel Baby has been my favorite for years , but I think I have switched to Cheeky Kid (photo)
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
May 18, 2018 9:24 PM CST
gardengus said:Thumb of 2018-05-18/gardengus/a26cf5

Jewel Baby has been my favorite for years , but I think I have switched to Cheeky Kid (photo)


Wow! Lovey dubby
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 19, 2018 1:00 AM CST
Cinda ~ Very pretty!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras Butterflies
cbunny41
May 19, 2018 1:22 AM CST








These are some of my favorites.

Some new ones seen just this year that look to become favorites





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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
May 19, 2018 9:15 AM CST
Charlotte ~ I especially like Breathtaking and Little Surfer Girl! Thank you for sharing your ideas.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
May 19, 2018 3:47 PM CST
OMG, I want them all. Drooling nodding Sighing!
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
May 19, 2018 5:57 PM CST
I really like 'Little Surfer Girl' and 'Electrifying'.
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 19, 2018 8:52 PM CST
I love Breathtaking and Done Me Wrong. I just bought Little Sighs but I guess it had already bloomed at Iris City Gardens.
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
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grannysgarden
May 20, 2018 4:10 AM CST
Cinda, Cheeky Kid is a cute little iris. I have not seen it before. Thumbs up

Charlotte, love Done Me Wrong and Orange Smash. All your irises are lovely. I tried to get Little Surfer Girl several years ago, for its beard mostly Smiling , and they were sold out early in the year. Glad you are growing it. Still love the beards. Thumbs up
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