Irises forum: Your very best blue iris?

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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 17, 2020 10:22 PM CST
Welcome! Valeria! Thank you for your beautiful photos!
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jan 19, 2020 2:16 PM CST
Daisy I don't have any of the ones you are specifically asking about but
this one

supposedly a 'mid-blue' that is really a bluish-purple does give a good deep blue impression
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see off in the background there

Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Jan 19, 2020 3:20 PM CST
Thanks, Dirt. That's a pretty one.
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBManOR
Jan 29, 2020 7:02 PM CST
more favorite blues ........ (of mine)

Baja Blue -- Schreiner '96


Aegean Wind -- Schreiner '08
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Blue Rising -- Blyth '07
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Bubbling Waves -- Ghio '06
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Cloudscape -- Black '08
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seedling -- Wintry Sky X Cherished Friendship
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Gary Schwartz -- Metler '11
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Into the Blue -- Schreiner '07
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Surfer's Dream -- Richardson '09
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Seedling -- Rippling River X Tea Party
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Sea for Miles -- Blyth '12
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Jan 29, 2020 8:54 PM CST
Your Seedlings are really beautiful. Especially the Wintry Sky cross!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Jan 29, 2020 11:25 PM CST
@TBManOR - Is this you Tim? I'm all ears!
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBManOR
Jan 29, 2020 11:29 PM CST
yes, its me
after an extended period of convalescence due to severe health problems
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Jan 29, 2020 11:44 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Welcome Back! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin!
I am so glad you're OK. I hope you are feeling much better.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jan 30, 2020 12:28 AM CST
Welcome back Tim! I hope your feeling much better,, you've been missed!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 30, 2020 1:03 AM CST
Tim ~ We were all puzzled when you closed your account so suddenly without any notice.

I hope that your troubles are behind you now. Group hug
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 30, 2020 12:21 PM CST
Hi Tim! Glad you are back! Hope you are all better and working in the garden again.
Nice selection of blue iris. It was interesting to see the differences in form among them.
Cloudscape is lovely, but it dwindled and died on me after two years.
Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
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Hybridizer
Jan 30, 2020 1:12 PM CST
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A beauty, and a great parent either way. The Spoons have many beautiful blues.
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Jan 30, 2020 2:40 PM CST
I have been considering Sky and Sun. The database describes it as light blue, but the photos for it in the database range from very light blue to a quite vivid mid blue. So it's really hard to know what to expect from it.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 1, 2020 5:30 PM CST
Welcome back Tim!! Hurray!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
Feb 4, 2020 6:46 PM CST
Does anyone have Oregon Skies, and if so, what do you think of it? It was tagged in the background of one of the database's landscape photos, and I thought it stood out as a very pretty clear light blue.
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William
Feb 4, 2020 8:00 PM CST
I really liked Oregon Skies, it was very nice. It is just that I personally think 'Absolute Treasure' is better, so I removed Oregon Skies.

Oregon Skies is a much smaller iris and if I remember correctly it might be a touch lighter blue.
Last year I had a good nice blue color on them both, certainly stronger than in the previous years, but I'm pretty sure this was weather related. Smiling
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 4, 2020 8:43 PM CST
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Feb 4, 2020 9:48 PM CST
Yes, William, I was wondering about how it compared with Absolute Treasure. Thanks.

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