Your top 10 iris favorites??

queenbee_1(7)May 16, 2010

What would you list as your favorite top 10 iris.. This can be any color, size, shape or var... Just give us your list and WHY you love them...Thanks for playing along..QB

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Difficult but these are the 10. Left out seven, umm, eight

My preferences are domed standards & pastel colors that compliment the foliage color.
On Iris-Photos one man photographed the fall and standard lying side by side. Made me realize proportions contribute significantly to overall look.

Abiqua Falls - want this one for its form and lovely "mid-blue" color; replaces Breakers

Babbling Brook - still my favorite pastel "blue"; form & beauty

Crowned Heads - drop dead stunning deep "blue" over clean white

Lace Artistry - ahhh factor, slightly warm delicate pink

Magharee - wht over gorgeous copper-pink-apricot shades

Navaho Jewel - ahhh factor, beautiful very pastel closet true blue

Rancho Rose - med. bluish pink plicata that combines wonderfully with other colors; no ahhh factor but I'm happy every time I see it

Spring Jade - ahhh facotr; beige over lav-blue with reverse on other sides of petals; understated loveliness

Sweet Musette - the yummiest pink over lav combo

Windwalker - soft lav standards over soft lav plicata falls; so pretty

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 12:00AM
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I'd love to see my Crowned Heads bloom.

I also ordered Abiqua Falls.

Nice to see I have good taste! LOL.

I don't think I could name 10.
1) Because I haven't seen that many of the ones I have bloom. 2) if I could pick 10, I wouldn't have 42 already with another 14 on the way for summer deliveries.

Gotta get off the iris crazies!

Actually, the only one I need to get my hands on is Immortality to see if I can get any rebloom.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 12:17AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I don't have personal experience with enough irises to have a true top ten list, but I can list my current favorites from photos. I went on an online hunt for blues, since I don't have that color in my garden, so many are blue. These are all chosen on the basis of sheer beauty, and the list changes daily.

1. Walking on Air. My very very favorite.
2. Queen's Circle.
3. Wabash.
4. Magharee.
5. Ruth Black.
6. Freedom Song.
7. Venetian Love.
8. Starship Enterprise
9. Peach Royale

  1. Cajun Rhythm.


    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 2:00PM
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