Irises forum→When you hear a name for an iris, what would come to mind

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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Aug 31, 2018 7:05 PM CST
I know people have been doing crosses and they hope they will have some winners. We go and give them names, which sometimes can be challenging. If you were to here one called prohibition, Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, warp core breach, cloaking device what comes to your mind? Would it be color, form, number of blooms, rebloomer?
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 31, 2018 7:33 PM CST
When I hear Bonnie and Clyde a pink and blue flower comes to mind
When I hear Al Capone a large flower comes to mind

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UndyingLight
Aug 31, 2018 7:55 PM CST
I would say it would be any one of those. To me, I guess it depends on what word it is - I'll use an example. 'Spiced Custard' is an iris I have recently began to love, but when I hear 'Spiced Custard,' I think of a deep reddish-maroon colour, or white with splotches of red or something of the sort.
I see and don't see the name 'Spiced Custard' or, at least the imagery or colours that come to mind with it.

However, tall bearded Dragon Flight looks quite what I'd expect when I hear that tag. - though, my imagination gives Dragon Flight black instead of white falls. Shrug! There's names like 'Nine Eleven Remembered' that give a good basis on the colours and things of sorts. I guess it depends on what you think of when a tagged iris and the relevance of the name to you. Shrug! Smiling
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Henhouse
Aug 31, 2018 11:38 PM CST
Warp Core Breach would definitely be a space age luminata..
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 1, 2018 7:34 AM CST
I could see why Spiced Custard was named such. The falls remind me of a warm fall spices and the standard looks like custard.
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UndertheSun
Sep 1, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Cloaking Device makes me think of a green hued bloom.

Bonnie and Clyde, a bloom that wants to steal the show.

Prohibition, an alcohol scented bloom.

Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Sep 1, 2018 3:08 PM CST
Prohibition - one coloured like beer
Al Capone - Black
Warp core breach - I think of instability, a broken coloured iris
Cloaking device - Green
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creativeclover
Sep 1, 2018 5:12 PM CST
I was thinking the same thing Robin for warp core one. For prohibition I was thinking something like Tango amigo.
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Australis
Sep 1, 2018 7:04 PM CST

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Warp Core Breach would be a luminata.
Cloaking Device would be something that blended in/didn't stand out, most likely green.

(You're not a Trekkie by any chance?)
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 1, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Who isn't?
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 1, 2018 9:20 PM CST
me Hilarious!
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creativeclover
Sep 1, 2018 9:24 PM CST
I did watch the next generation, voyager and deep space nine. I did not get into the last one. Also liked quantum leap.
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Australis
Sep 2, 2018 12:43 AM CST

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I'm definitely a Trekkie. Watched all five series (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise). Haven't seen Discovery. New JJ Abrams films are okay sci-fi, but not Star Trek.

Also enjoyed Quantum Leap.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 2, 2018 9:22 PM CST
Quantum leap was one of the best things to come out of the late 80's early 90's. There are a few daylilies with star trek themed names like Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spocks Ears')
If I remember correctly one member here has a star trek themed garden with a bunch of Trekkie named plants. I guess the fans are die hard fans nothing wrong with that just not my thing Thumbs up
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irisarian
Sep 3, 2018 11:59 AM CST
Perry Dyer named for a wonderful irisarian (1/4 aril) To those who know him, he died of a 2nd heart attack this weekend & will be terribly missed.
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grannysgarden
Sep 3, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Sad news to hear we have lost another hybridizer. I did not know him but the iris world will miss him.

I grow Mr. Dyer's Star of Africa and Serenity Prayer. I lost my favorite of his Wizard of ID and will replace it if i ever get a chance. His irises enrich my life.
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 3, 2018 1:15 PM CST
Lucy ~ Thank you for letting us know about Mr. Dyer. Crying Sad
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