What is the greenest iris?

merlie(z9 Ca Bay Area)June 26, 2005

Hello all you iris lovers! I have never heard of a green iris and the discussion of Pride of Ireland prompted me to ask the question...is there a green iris out there? If not which are the greenest?

Thank you,

Merlie

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njiris(z 5 NJ)

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2005 at 6:36PM
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Elizabethtown(z6 MD)

Snow Tree has a green cast and Tutu Teal is definitely teal.

Roni

    Bookmark   June 26, 2005 at 7:23PM
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merlie(z9 Ca Bay Area)

Thank you Laetitia and Roni! They are all stunning!
Merlie

    Bookmark   June 29, 2005 at 2:23PM
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shilty(6)

ALFRESCO, KIWI CHEESECAKE, ENVIOUS and the SDB KERMIT are green.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2005 at 2:39PM
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Sorrel_OK

I have looked for each of these Irises but cannot find a one. Hmmmmmmmmmm now what? I looked on eBay and across the web. Has anyone ordered from Argyle Acres? Very impressive site they have.

David

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 12:11AM
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Elizabethtown(z6 MD)

AL FRESCO
(J. Ghio, R. 1980). Sdlg. 74-74G. TB, 36" (91 cm), EM.
Light to mid green; green brown beard. Social Whirl X Intuition. Bay View Gardens 1981.
View here: http://davesgarden.com/f/go/33947/index.html

ENVIOUS
(Maryott's Gardens, R. 1986). Sdlg. G10A. TB, 37" (94 cm), E-M.
Heavily ruffled grey green; yellow beard. C138T: (Amigo's Guitar x Mystique) X E131A: (Pistachio x (Dialogue x Lemon Mist)). Maryott's Gardens 1986.

KIWI CHEESECAKE
(O. D. Niswonger, R. 1998). Sdlg. 58-95. TB, 33" (84 cm), M.
S. white; style arms and F. greenish yellow; beards tangerine. Violet Dawson X unknown. Cape Iris 1998.
View here: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/59018/index.html

KERMIT
(A. Ensminger, R. 1989). Sdlg. 85-25. IB, 21" (53 cm), ML.
Chartreuse with blue blaze under beard; chartreuse beard tipped blue. 80-32: ((75-24 x Feathered Friend) x (Song of Eden x 75-24)) X Limpid Pools. Varigay Gardens 1990.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 5:19AM
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Sorrel_OK

Roni............thank you, that was nice of you to do.

David

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 7:56AM
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Elizabethtown(z6 MD)

Welcome David.

Does anyone grow Green Prophecy? It's a short TB but looks greenish from a distance.

Roni

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 8:17AM
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merlie(z9 Ca Bay Area)

Hi Roni,
I have Green Prophecy. I think most all the irises listed here and the ones I am about to list certainly leave a green impression. Maybe I'm being picky, I wouldn't really call them green although they may be the greenest irises!

GREEN PROPHECY

AARDVARK ANTICKZ

GREEN QUEST

KERMIT

THORNBIRD

EASY MOOD

BAYBERRY CANDLE

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 11:01AM
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thurston(midTN)

This is Ima Kinda Lima (Burseen '91). It has more of an olive tannish cast to it. However, the edges reflect gold in the sunlight almost as if it were dipped in 24K gold.

Neil

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 11:30AM
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Elizabethtown(z6 MD)

I think the idea is that it's as close to green as they can go without going over the actual $ amount...oh wait, that's the price is right. But still you get the idea that there are no truly green irises. But then 50+/- years ago there wasn't a true red either. Still isn't but we are way closer now than ever.

Go figure. Glad I'm not hybridizing for green or red. Although, what would happen if you did get a green and a red and you crossed them to get a green/red with white beard. AHHHH! Christmas Swirl for sure! LOL.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 1:23PM
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irisfan(z 5-6 OH)

We had an iris at one time called Barley Green, but I don'i think it did too well.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 3:10PM
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bar_bee

My favorite green iris is Sea Monster by hybridizer, Lynda Miller, in Indiana - Miller's Manor Gardens,Roger & Lynda Miller,12788 E. 191 Street,Noblesville IN 46060, she no longer has it, but she might have other green ones.

The only place I know of, that has it, is in England. I placed an order, but they haven't gotten enough order to make it profitable to ship to the states. Their home page:
http://www.irisofsissinghurst.com/default.htm
Sea Monster's photo: http://www.irisofsissinghurst.com/image_gallery_04.html#Sea_Monster

Does anyone else know of a source for this iris? I've been trying to find it for two years now.

This is my first post here and I hope I did it correctly, if not, please someone tell me so I won't make the same mistake again. I see below a blank for optional link URL. Is that for my web site, or, the one I typed into this post. Maybe it was supposed to go below.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2006 at 4:17PM
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mike_g_(Zone 5b OH)

This is a photo of my SDB seedling from this spring. Greenest one I have seen.

Mike G

    Bookmark   September 28, 2006 at 4:30PM
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potterycoll

"Limelight", hybridized in 1952 by Hall is a consistant lime green throughtout with no brown or green. I grew this tall bearded iris in TX and it was my favorite. Got it from MI Bulb back in 1989, but they no longer carry. Anyone know a source?

    Bookmark   March 8, 2007 at 6:54AM
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mypetalpatch(9b)

I'm new and I want to see the images above. How can we view when it says: Image hosted by Photobucket.com? There doesn't seem to be a link or?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 6:04AM
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Nancy zone 6

I may be wrong, but I think that means that the person who posted the image originally has deleted the image from his/her album at Photobucket, etc.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 2:14PM
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ilhadepaz

potterycoll, I see that Bluebird Haven Iris Garden lists 'Limelight' in its catalog.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 3:08AM
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illinoisdoglover(z5IL)

Anyone still on this thread have any green iris for spring trade 2013? I joined in 2012 and have many trades thru the year. Hope someone sees this so I can find a source for green iris or good recomendations. Favorite color along with browns. Happy New Year

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 10:56PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Green irises on the American Iris Society Blog!

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Irises It ain't easy being green

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 10:43PM
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