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Imageauxiris
Apr 23, 2014 8:06 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Okay, stick out the neck time. . . what do you think of this SDB seedling? Thanks!

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ImagePaul2032
Apr 23, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Very nice Michele. I like the form and also the color. I would love to have it in my garden.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Imagecrowrita1
Apr 23, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Thumbs up I would call it a winner !Nicely ruffled, and interesting color pattern /shading on the falls...Arlyn
Imageauxiris
Apr 23, 2014 8:33 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Thanks, Paul and Arlyn. . . I'm asking mainly because it's only just finishing its bloom and I'm too "close" to it to judge very well, though all the plants I lined out last year offered copious bloom this time around. I did already write out the description, so I guess all I'll need now is a name.
Imageirisarian
Apr 23, 2014 9:20 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
standards are held open very nicely. As long as they don't get wider or collapse, very nice.
ImagePaul2032
Apr 23, 2014 11:37 AM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Not certain the name is available but what about 'Desert Blossom' for a name?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
ImagePaul2032
Apr 23, 2014 10:01 PM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Michele....I know you are working with orange medians. Here is a nice orange IB form Blyth named Toffee. Think I may have heard that some IB's aren't fertile? Thumb of 2014-04-24/Paul2032/5bd8ac Toffee
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Imageauxiris
Apr 24, 2014 1:11 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Hi Lucy and Paul. . . thanks for the comments, Lucy; I know that the standards are a bit open, but fortunately they do stay up. Thanks for the name suggestion, Paul---will look it up!

Apparently, many of the older IBs were infertile or difficult to set seed on and if you did get seeds, they might not come up. I have done crosses on IBs like Delirium in the past with results, both seeds and seedlings and have two crosses going this year with pollen from the SDB mentioned in this thread on Line Drive. Both crosses have taken, so now it'll be a question of seeing if the seeds will offer seedlings or not. A long road!
Imagegrannysgarden
Apr 24, 2014 4:05 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
Michele, your little iris is lovely! It is a rich blend and will make a wonderful clump in any garden.
ImageMuddymitts
Apr 24, 2014 6:37 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I agree Love the rich colors, and it looks like it's an enthusiastic bloomer!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImagePollyK
Apr 25, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Love the color- different. I would definitely buy it for my garden.
Imageauxiris
May 8, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Thanks everyone for your opinions. . . it really helps to have many other points of view. I'm too close to the seedlings or have seen them too often, I don't know; it gets difficult to make choices.
ImageMuddymitts
May 8, 2014 8:30 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I can sure understand that. Plus, they are all your *babies*!! Big Grin
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagegrannysgarden
May 8, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
Michele, for what its worth, I love this SDB seedling. I have a collection of SDB's and I find that with the exception of yellow there are not nearly as many 'warm' colors as there are pinks and purples. I love them too but I like a nice variety. And a lot of the SDB's have rows of color on the falls and yours has a nice warm blend AND ruffles. Its definitely a more beautiful iris than a lot I have bought, grow and enjoy.
Imageirisloverdee
May 8, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Add me to the list of I want in my garden! Very nice Michele

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Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageMShadow
May 9, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Michele, its really a keeper. Love the veining and the beards. Thumbs up
Imageauxiris
May 11, 2014 5:36 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Sorry, everyone, for my absence. . . the garden is a hard master these days! Thanks to all for your very helpful comments. I'll be sending some rhizomes of this to my distributor (Stout Gardens) in the States so he can have a look and decide if he wishes to put it on the market or not. I tend to be nervous about suggesting that yet another of my "brown" experiments be considered for introduction. I've got a nice MDB that's brown, too; really tiny. Here's a pic.

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ImageMuddymitts
May 11, 2014 6:43 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Cute!! Smiling
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagecrowrita1
May 11, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Looks nice to me, too !I think brown ,or brownish tones of gold ,are my favorite color of iris...Arlyn
ImagePaul2032
May 11, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Here is a seedling that was at our show yesterday. I liked the color and branching but don't know how it would be classified.....
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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