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jmcbackyarddigger
May 17, 2018 1:53 PM CST
In your opinion which tall bearded iris(s) is/are the closest to a true blue. It is okay if it is pastel/powder blue.

Preferably will bloom approximately the same time as "Dusky Challenger"
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 17, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Dodger Blue is one of my favorite blues, of course some people on here won't have it in their garden cause they don't like the Dodgers, Rolling on the floor laughing We won't say who that might be, but he lives in California and wears a pink Tu Tu. Hilarious!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
May 17, 2018 5:34 PM CST
I lost my Dodger Blue in the fence failure and never got to see it bloom. Sad Grumbling I had Blue Trill planted in that area too. It was my second Blue Trill......
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iciris
May 17, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Tom, Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Mary
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urania1
May 17, 2018 8:00 PM CST
I think we need an RHS color guide to decide what true blue is Sticking tongue out . The bluest blue I have seen this year is Blenheim Royal. If you want royal blue, then La Iris, 'Lake Sylvia' is definitely royal blue.
Name: Mary
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urania1
May 17, 2018 8:19 PM CST
We will of course all see slightly different colors on our screens, but here is the RHS color guide, free version online: http://rhscf.orgfree.com/b.htm

Have at it, which blue is true blue to you?😊😊😊
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UndertheSun
May 17, 2018 9:37 PM CST
Tom Glare
Name: Mary
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urania1
May 17, 2018 9:46 PM CST
Since we are on the subject of blue, I want to find a blue iris the color of Missouri or Blue Rhythm that has a long bloom season ... kind of like my purple NoIDs. This iris should also have the look of Missouri or Blue Rhythm. And have a really long bloom season. Suggestions?
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
May 18, 2018 4:09 AM CST
My bluest tall bearded iris is Merchant Marine.
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janielouy
May 18, 2018 1:36 PM CST
Here is Restless Tide. I also agree that Dodger Blue is very blue. My Dodger Blue just bloomed so have not taken a picture yet.
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Rebekah
May 18, 2018 10:19 PM CST
Restless Tide does look very blue!
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evelyninthegarden
May 19, 2018 9:46 AM CST
tveguy3 said:Dodger Blue is one of my favorite blues, of course some people on here won't have it in their garden cause they don't like the Dodgers, Rolling on the floor laughing We won't say who that might be, but he lives in California and wears a pink Tu Tu. Hilarious!
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That is absolutely shameful!

When I was growing up in southern CA, my family, mainly my mother and sister, we're avid Dodger fans. I wasn't that interested in baseball. Now that my sister's husband recently passed away, I thought that she needed some irises. (Dodger Blue and Line Drive to start.) Maybe Poppa John, too, to give some contrast. I have already ordered DB and LD.




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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 19, 2018 9:53 AM CST
grannysgarden said:I lost my Dodger Blue in the fence failure and never got to see it bloom. Sad Grumbling I had Blue Trill planted in that area too. It was my second Blue Trill......


Bonnie ~ What is worse...having the blues or losing the blues? Well, in your case, the latter! Sorry about that storm and fence! Is it repaired now? Do you have those awful storms every year?
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TBMan
May 19, 2018 10:08 AM CST
My vote is for Bubbling Waves -- (Ghio '06)
I love its delphinium blue tone
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iciris
May 20, 2018 9:17 AM CST
Timothy, do you have Bubbling Waves for sale?
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stilldew
May 20, 2018 11:19 AM CST


This is my closest to true blue.
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Name: Timothy
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TBMan
May 20, 2018 12:16 PM CST
iciris said:Timothy, do you have Bubbling Waves for sale?

sent you a TM Smiling I tip my hat to you.
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UndertheSun
May 20, 2018 2:22 PM CST
This is a blurry bad photo of it, but Sea Power is a nice blue.
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UndertheSun
May 20, 2018 2:26 PM CST
Crowned heads is a nice blue too.

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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
May 20, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Whilst we are on the topic of blues, may I ask what is the closest to blue Emma Cook pattern iris that people would recommend? Is Brilliant Idea one of the best blues?

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