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Name: Zuzu
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Mar 21, 2012 8:02 PM CST

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This is Cocoa Pink. It's always the first dwarf to bloom in my garden every year. I'm so excited. This is the start of the season proper here. Within the next few weeks, everything's going to start blooming.

Edited to say I misidentified this iris by looking at the wrong spot on my map of this iris bed. It's 'Chanted,' not 'Cocoa Pink.' I've got to learn not to plant such similar irises next to each other.


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PollyK
Mar 21, 2012 8:19 PM CST
Just beautiful! And great pic, too!
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Mar 21, 2012 8:22 PM CST

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Thank you, but it would be hard to take a bad picture of this little beauty. It's highly photogenic.

And who says it only grows in zones 3-8? That's the info in the database. I'm growing it and so is Sue.
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Mar 21, 2012 9:18 PM CST
Lovely picture, lovely iris. I love the beard and the color bleeding up the inside of the standards.
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Mar 21, 2012 10:11 PM CST
It really is very pretty!
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Mar 21, 2012 11:37 PM CST

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I have to find where mine is, if it's still in a pot or planted already, it was always a reliable early one for me too!
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Mar 21, 2012 11:41 PM CST

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Yes, I remember that yours and mine bloomed at the same time last year.
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Mar 22, 2012 3:09 AM CST
What a surprise to see the blue on the falls.
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Mar 22, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Beautiful.. I love beige flowers and that blue just pops Big Grin
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 22, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Beautiful, but I stopped trying to grow dwarfs a long time ago, they just don't do anything here for me. Instead I grow intermediates. I have a lot of those that will bloom for me. But yours is a beauty, thanks.

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irisarian
Mar 22, 2012 1:11 PM CST
I have heard that from a friend who is an iris grower. I am glad that the IBs will grow nicely.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 22, 2012 8:09 PM CST

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Well I found my Cocoa Pink, it's in the ground and has several buds coming up. Then I found this tiny cutie blooming in one of the pots, this is a SDB, Time To Shine. Such a pretty blue.


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Mar 22, 2012 8:16 PM CST

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Beautiful!
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Mar 22, 2012 8:20 PM CST
I keep telling myself not to be jealous, that mine will be in bloom when these are long gone. It kinda works.
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Mar 22, 2012 8:40 PM CST

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Bloom time will be here before you know it, and unfortunately, will be over way too fast. Always is. Then we can look forward to the rest year's blooming plants.
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PollyK
Mar 23, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Gorgeous, Sue!
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Mar 23, 2012 9:35 PM CST
DH beginning to feel the knobs down above the rhizomes of the pumilas. So Season may not be too far off.
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Mar 24, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Cocoa Pink is one of my favorites. Mine opened yesterday.
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philljm
Mar 24, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Beautiful.

I planted some tiny ones just last year, I hope they bloom this year for me They survived winter, so I am crossing my fingers.~Jan
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Mar 24, 2012 1:59 PM CST
Sue,

That little SDB is awesome, it just jumps out at you.

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