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Dec 17, 2012 8:53 PM CST
Hi all,
I posted some spectacular photos of red irises over on the AIS blog today. Thanks to everyone who contributed opinions or images. I had so many to choose from I got overwhelmed!
Dec 17, 2012 8:54 PM CST
Oops- here's the link.
Dec 17, 2012 10:17 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
It was very good. Thanks for the mention: my red amoena trek is for SDBs. TB Latin Hideway is quite good, but of course no picture of that red amoena.
Dec 18, 2012 12:30 AM CST
I'll add that info, Lucy. And I'll be on the lookout for Latin Hideaway.
Dec 18, 2012 7:16 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Great article, Renee! And now I've GOT to have *Play With Fire*!! Thumbs up It just never ends, does it?
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Dec 18, 2012 7:20 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Thanks, Renee, great job, as usual!..Arlyn
Dec 18, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I especially love to see the garden shots. Rita's Rio Rojo is just fantastic, and I was the happy recipient of some of Brendas Samurai Warrior last year. I need to remember to order Rio Rojo.
Dec 18, 2012 8:26 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
I got that one this year, Polly -- hope it blooms this Spring for me!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Dec 18, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Beautiful reds! I think I need more. Rolling on the floor laughing
Dec 18, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Name: Brett Barney
SE Nebraska
Thanks for another great article, Renee. I was one of the lucky people to get a Rio Rojo in Pat & Dee's PNW sale, and Rita's picture has me really excited to see it bloom this spring. One iris you don't mention that I'd be interested to know others' experiences with is Bruneau Jasper. I saw a picture of it and couldn't rest until I got some, but I haven't been able to find anyone who's grown it. It's one of the irises I'm most looking forward to seeing in real life this spring. These things make winter see so long....
Dec 18, 2012 11:14 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
Latin Hideway is an older Hooker Nicols intro.

One which sells out at our club sale is the historic 'Spartan'. A member has a clump & it grows well enough for the sale which is every 2 years.
Dec 18, 2012 11:47 AM CST
I adore Bruneau Jasper, but I did not buy it because I heard it is a poor grower over on Iris Lovers. I have 'Looky Loo' which is similar, and it is a great performer and grower, but it's not as red and not as beautiful. Since I grow my irises in the garden, they have to be pretty tough and put up with too much irrigation and competition from other plants. There's also Zestful Miss, Venetian something-or-other, and the similar ones with some yellow like Phoebe's Frolic and Carnival Ride. I love them all. Red irises keep creeping out of their assigned spot in my garden and invading the candy-colored areas, which are getting smaller.
Dec 18, 2012 8:44 PM CST
Name: Neil
Nashville, TN
I may have extra Latin Hideaway and Bruneau Jasper this year.

Here's Latin Hideaway
Thumb of 2012-12-19/nthurston/8efe50

The BJ pix must be in the other computer......
Dec 18, 2012 10:55 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
I want to get my SDBs like LH. I still see a smidgen of white on the falls but it is close to my ideal.

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