Irises forum: Our Favorite Bicolors/Bitones!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 14, 2012 8:37 PM CST
This has to be my favorite group -- wonderful color combinations!

ADOREE - My favorite!
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CARNIVAL CAPERS
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DECADENCE (First in Bakersfield, then in Salem, OR)
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Its colors are more brilliant up at Schreiner's in Salem!
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GLAMAZON
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AIR OF MYSTERY
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EXPLICIT
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LORD OF MAYFAIR
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ENCORE LADY
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WONDERFUL TO SEE and ANCIENT SECRETS
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VIKING DANCER
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CRAZY IN LOVE - In Bakersfield, and then brighter up in Salem
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EASTER CANDY - Pictures taken at Keith Keppel's
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DARCY'S CHOICE
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PARTY'S OVER
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CATWALK QUEEN
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KATHY CHILTON
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IRWELL GAMBLER
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SKY KING RETURNS
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FANCY DOG (A bicolored luminata plicata?)
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EYE TO EYE (Keith Keppel's incredible Arilbred Median!)
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STARTED WITH A KISS
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I realized as I was completing this exercise how many of these irises have been hybridized by Barry Blyth of Australia -- amazing! So come on folks -- please show us your beautiful bicolors and bitones!

Betty
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 14, 2012 11:06 PM CST
Here are some of my favorites I always look forward to seeing

Ocelot
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Oh Jamaica
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Romantic Evening
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Jazz Festival

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Boyesnbury Buttercup
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Brilliant Disguise
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Trillion
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Louisas Song
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 15, 2012 8:11 AM CST
MTB Isabella Anna. A diploid so not ruffled.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 15, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Love those clump shots.

Aruba, you took away my favorite little girl! LOL. Nice new avatar, though.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 15, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Aruba, what beautiful irises! You'll probably notice that I almost never have clump shots, unless they were taken at Schreiner's, Keith Keppel's or Mid-America because I'm not the best iris grower and never seem to have clumps. But I really enjoy seeing yours!

And Lucy, I love ISABELLA ANNA. I really love he MTB's with the stripes, and those colors are wonderful! Is that one that John created? Or is it yours?

Betty
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 15, 2012 10:03 AM CST
That's probably because you don't keep them long enough to get clumps, Betty. LOL. Sounds like you replace your whole yard every year with new ones.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 15, 2012 10:50 AM CST
No, I just keep buying rhizomes for the ones I really like, just to keep them going each year. I do have a few clumps -- BREAKERS has been happy here -- but mostly they just start fading away, and then if I really like it I'll purchase another rhizome here or there to keep it going, until I finally decide it's time. But if I'm ho-hum about one, you can bet its days are numbered and the neighbors start strolling over to let me know which ones they would like...

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 15, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Gosh, You all have many of the same ones I love best. But I have lots of these, I'll try not to post all of them, lol it would take all day. Here's a few.

Dandy Candy and Glamor Pants
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Hold My Hand and Kiss Me Please
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Kool Nights and Mastery


Traveling North and Elephants Foot Print
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Foreign Legion and Native Tail
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Mexican Holiday and Light Shines
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Indulgence and Shakedown
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Lights Camer Action and Crooked Little Smile



That's all I have time for, Quite enough. Tom
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 15, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Tom, when you get more time....... I use these threads for my wish lists, and I added a couple of yours. I realize people have jobs, and families, but c'mon, set your priorities. LOL

Betty, funny, but Breakers is one of the few I haven't had luck with. I love to see your close up pictures, so no problem not having clumps. You have some lucky neighbors!
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 15, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Polly she was on Vacation LOL but she is back thanks for the kind words.

Betty I Love your pictures and I think you have know problems growing Iris they all look beautiful and healthy your pictures have cost me a lot of money this past year Smiling I started trying to do more clumps after going to Salem I Loved how Schreiners had there gardens layed out there with 30 bulb clumps through out all there show beds it really caught my eye just wish I had a unlimited supply and more room like them to play I can really appreciate the newer Blyth ones you have they are really unique that first one Adoree has a beautiful color and Glamazon is really good looking as well after looking at all your pictures I keep adding more to my list of wants the only problem is figuring out how to afford them all.

Tom your pics are great as well I bought Glamour Pants and Hold My Hand last year it is good to see them growing in the midwest and I think both of your pictures of them are better than the ones I have seen so far keep them coming.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 15, 2012 10:01 PM CST
Here are a few more that I took in Oregon that I thought were really nice
Upper Hand
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Mercury Rising
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Fashionista
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Kona Waves
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Prague

Connection
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Rainbow High (not a very good pic but this one is really nice)
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 15, 2012 11:25 PM CST
Great pictures, Tom and Aruba. I absolutely love the colors on CROOKED LITTLE SMILE!

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 16, 2012 4:16 AM CST
Betty, I got Crooked Little Smile from Iris4U, it's a Bob Van Liere. He should be up and running soon. It's a really vigerous grower, and looks good in a clump too. I'd bet it will do well for you too. (Or, I should have some to share this later this summer)
Polly, I have expanded my wish list a lot from these threads too. I will try to get some time later today to add a few more pictures, I've been taking advantage of this nice weather to clean out the beds.
Aruba, you'll love Glamar Pants, it's color is just that electric. Really a brilliant one.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 16, 2012 6:31 AM CST
Back to the 40s here so things will slow down in the garden.

Isabella Anna is John's plant.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 16, 2012 1:42 PM CST
Well, I spent about 20 min downloading some pics and then hit the back button by mistake and lost everything, so here goes take two:

Decadence and French Riviera
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Harvest Maiden and Michigan Pride
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Peking Summer and Kiss of Kisses
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Latin Lark and Wild Jasmine
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Dragon's Lair and Ritz
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Midnight Treat clump and Single with Nooksak Beauty next to it.
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Boysenberry Buttercup clump and single
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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Mar 16, 2012 6:05 PM CST
Aruba, glad she's back from vacation. Such a cutie, and I think she likes to pose for pictures, too.

Tom, great picture of Decadence!
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Mar 16, 2012 6:31 PM CST

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I am lucky did not have to add much to my wishlist as many I have or had. Thank you for posting the picture of Crooked Little Smile got it from friend last year and it likes it here.

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 16, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Love all those colors, Tom! Of course DECADENCE is my favorite, wouldn't you know...

Betty
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Calif_Sue
Mar 23, 2012 12:02 AM CST

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Just added several to my want list but oh my goodness, Crocked Little Smile just pops out at you!! That one I now need! I agree
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