Irises forum: What are the top iris on your Wish List?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Jul 8, 2018 7:50 PM CST
I have been looking at some of the newer intros and it is so hard to decide.



Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jul 9, 2018 12:29 AM CST
Keppel's Space Signal should be arriving in the next few days! Hurray!


I'm also getting a Bond Girl, another Keith Keppel, from Iris Sisters
Both were at the top of my list...along with some others.


My Mid- America order is due here in another day or two. Favorites from my wish list also.
Christmas in July!
let the mystery be
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Jul 9, 2018 3:54 AM CST
Oh nice! Space Signal is now SOLD OUT Angry
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Jul 9, 2018 3:54 PM CST
* rubs hands gleefully * I'm getting my Keppel order later in the month, and SPACE SIGNAL is part of it. (Sorry, Teresa.)
Evaluating a reblooming diploid daylily seedling
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Jul 9, 2018 8:31 PM CST
That is ok, it will be available later on. There are so many others to collect!
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Jul 9, 2018 10:47 PM CST
double posted somehow --- sorry
oh, I did get to enjoy this sought after variety this year
Polar Shift....... (A. Mego '16)
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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Jul 9, 2018 10:48 PM CST
..... Crying Crying Sad Sad
all of my sought after/intensely wished for/droolworthy iris/sinfully coveted new releases are already sold out from their respective vendors. Grumbling Grumbling
Keppel, Sutton, Iris sisters, ... etc
ah me -- my pockets just aren't deep enough -- but still have nearly 200 new (new to me, and replacements) additions arriving this summer nevertheless, so ............. one day :sigh:

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jul 10, 2018 8:46 AM CST
200 new! That'll keep you busy, Tim!
let the mystery be
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 10, 2018 9:58 AM CST
janwax said:I'm getting a Bond Girl, another Keith Keppel, from Iris Sisters
Both were at the top of my list...along with some others.


Oh, Jan! Bond Girl is a beauty! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"June is busting out all over!"πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸ¦‹πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸŒΎ
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jul 10, 2018 5:09 PM CST
both beauties, jan and timothy. i like them a lot.

Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jul 12, 2018 6:19 AM CST
Lovely senorita
Brazilian art
Edith wolford (I might have, I just need to double check )
Brazilian art
Desert senorita
Planned treasure


Found these on c and t website
Blue Hawaiian
Blushing rose
Cajun rytham
Enchanting
Gambler
Raspberry lady
Red hawk
Sharon Marie
Toasted watermelon
What sails
Yellew design
Buttermilk frost
Blushing kiss
Fire and brimstone
Five star asnital
Fission
Gene machine
Indiscreet
Name: DaisyDo
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
DaisyDo
Jul 12, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Last year I made up my list of Iris to order early in the year. I wanted:

Pond Lily
Mary Frances
Swingtown
Pacific Fire
Paul Back
Daughter of Stars
Vanity, and
Lady Friend.

I looked around the internet and found C & T Irises, claiming to have "over 3,500 varieties of tall bearded iris," including all of the ones on my list. Knowing as I do that irises sell out early, I placed my order well in advance, specifying no substitutions. I had metal labels waiting for all of them when they arrived, so there was no confusion as to labeling. Furthermore, these were the first iris to go into this particular garden, so again, no possibility of confusion on my part.

All were sent with plastic printed labels except as otherwise listed below.

1. Paul Black was not sent, though no refund was offered for it.
2. The single fan of Daughter of Stars was so small and sickly looking that I figured it might not live. It didn't.
3. Vanity came labled as such with black magic marker on the leaves, rather than having the usual plastic label. It bloomed this spring as a somewhat deformed yellow/ white amoena. Definitely not Vanity.
4. Lady Friend again was labeled as such by C&T using magic marker on the leaves, instead of a plastic label. It bloomed as a supremely ugly muddy cream with lavendar horns. I can't even find anything like it in the iris database. Suspect it is an unregistered seedling. Anyway, it definitely is not Lady Friend.
5. Most of the irises were just single fans. Other than throwing in another fan of Mary Frances to perhaps compensate for not sending Paul Black, there were NO bonuses given.

So, 50% of my order was a total waste. I complained to C&T about it this spring, and to give them credit, they sent me a $30 refund. But that really does not cover the lack of ethics in labeling plants as things I had ordered when in fact they were NOT what I had ordered. And it does not cover a year's loss of my time when I am already 71 years of age. They could have been honest and admitted they didn't have things I had ordered, but instead marked substitutes with my ordered names, with magic marker, knowing the leaves would be gone by spring. Only, I had marked them with metal markers, so come spring, I knew what they had done.

I will never order from C & T again. Any company that burns me this way does not deserve a second chance. This spring, right after the irises finished blooming, I ordered Paul Black, Vanity, and Lady Friend, plus 6 other new irises from two other iris companies. Ethical companies will get my repeat business. This should be a clear message to any of you iris retailers who hang out on this forum.
Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jul 12, 2018 10:13 AM CST
DaisyDo, sorry you had such a bad experience. With your review im not sure I wanna order from them. I found alot on their website I liked, bu im debating.
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Jul 12, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Wow, DaisyDo, just wow. Group hug

I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience with them, but thank you so much for giving us the review.
Evaluating a reblooming diploid daylily seedling
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jul 12, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Group hug daisydo. sorry you had that experience. i know how frustrating it is when it's one iris but almost 50% of an order that's not right? i think i would be hopping. Grumbling Angry
Name: DaisyDo
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
DaisyDo
Jul 12, 2018 2:50 PM CST
Yes, I was indeed hopping! Still makes me mad to think about it. I have been gardening all my life, and have never had such a bad experience.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 12, 2018 5:40 PM CST
Daisy ~ Thank You! for sharing your experience. I am fairly new to the plethora of vendors that I have discovered since visiting this iris forum. Most are excellent and the rest are mostly good as well.
"June is busting out all over!"πŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸ¦‹πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸŒΎ
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jul 12, 2018 6:47 PM CST
Daisy Do, I'm so sorry you had a bad experience. These things happen, however. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I have no experience with them.
let the mystery be
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 12, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Group hug Daisy
I would be annoyed if that happened to me. I wonder if they ran out of labels or whether they had someone help them dig the irises and that person used magic markers instead of plastic labels?
Name: DaisyDo
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
DaisyDo
Jul 12, 2018 8:37 PM CST
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