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Jul 7, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
Pictures please- either yours or from the database.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 7, 2018 9:30 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Autumn rain.


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Deep dark space.

Both pictures are from Sutton iris website.
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Jul 7, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
Do you mean "Deep Dark Space?"
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 7, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Salvias Region: Pacific Northwest
Peonies Region: Oregon Irises Hybridizer Herbs Dahlias
..... Oh boy, where do I start??

London Walk


Magnificent Masterpiece
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Blueberry Fudge
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Midnight Seas


Noble Gesture
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Serena Louisa
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Sweet Serenade
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Trick of the Light
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Boldly Go
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Jul 7, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Yes. Darn auto correc.
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Jul 9, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
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Thumb of 2018-07-09/janielouy/5a0d91 Dusky Challenger
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Won Best in Show with Ghost Train. Dusky Challenger is so reliable and great form and color. Here Comes the Night is more black than purple but it is a late beauty. I love Serena Louisa but has already been pictured.
My favorite is Hollywood Lights.

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Jul 9, 2018 1:34 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
Do you mean "Hollywood Nights?"

The database shows "Hollywood Lights" as having peach standards.

So many pretty ones in this thread! More, more! Drooling
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 9, 2018 3:01 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Yes! I did mean Nights. When I posted my pic of Hollywood Lights, I called it Nights so I am really mixed up on those names.
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Jul 9, 2018 3:31 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
At any rate, Hollywood Nights (above) is super pretty!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 9, 2018 11:37 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
DaisyDo said:At any rate, Hollywood Nights (above) is super pretty!


I agree
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 10, 2018 12:13 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Jane, I have both Hollywoods, too, and always mix them up. Big Grin

In order to free up planting spaces, I am winnowing out purples that, while nice, I don't like as well as others. That said, these three are keepers:

Patricia Claire TB
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Grape Expectations TB. The photographs do not convey how spectacular the color actually is, but here you go.
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Dark Crystal SDB
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jul 10, 2018 8:15 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I just got Adriatic Noble as a bonus yesterday.It's from two of my favorites -
Adriatic Waves x Noble Gesture. No wonder I like it already!
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Jul 10, 2018 9:16 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
Gorgeous!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 10, 2018 9:53 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
lovemyhouse said:Jane, I have both Hollywoods, too, and always mix them up. Big Grin

In order to free up planting spaces, I am winnowing out purples that, while nice, I don't like as well as others. That said, these three are keepers:

Patricia Claire TB
Thumb of 2018-07-10/lovemyhouse/94112b
Grape Expectations TB. The photographs do not convey how spectacular the color actually is, but here you go.
Thumb of 2018-07-10/lovemyhouse/2f939c
Dark Crystal SDB
Thumb of 2018-07-10/lovemyhouse/9b2539 Thumb of 2018-07-10/lovemyhouse/22576e


Debra ~ I love those blue beards! The irises, too! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 10, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Glad to see that GRAPE EXPECTATIONS is so good - I've got one on order! nodding
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jul 10, 2018 5:55 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Thumb of 2018-07-10/shizen/609731 'midnight seas'. e/m sutton 2008


m/l schreiner 1997



m/l/re sutton 2007


love these four dark purple irises in my garden.
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Jul 10, 2018 5:56 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
I saw Adriatic Noble in person this spring and it IS stunning.

I am partial to Purple Serenade (Schreiner 2005).

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Jul 10, 2018 9:20 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Bulbs Bookworm
Is Midnight seas really that color como? The pictures in the database show it as more violet - more reddish tones. Which is right?
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 10, 2018 9:46 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I just got Purple Serenade in an order. Glad it is a good one. Fit for Royalty is a very tall mulberry purple but I do not have a picture of mine from this year.
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Jul 10, 2018 10:09 PM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
Hellebores Deer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Purple Serenade has been a very strong iris here, so I believe it is a particularly good choice for those of us that sometimes are plagued by bacterial soft rot because of wet weather. Last year was so bad that I had a bed that even the foliage started to rot during the summer and later on, every TB in that bed showed some degree of rhizome rot during the winter, except Purple Serenade. It was completely unharmed. Of course this doesn't mean it is immune to rot, but it certainly impressed me.

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