Received Exline Iris Order - Thanks To All Of You

dementieva(Zone 9 - Houston)September 14, 2011

Howdy, folks. Some of you know me from the Daylily forum, but I've never posted in Irises before.

I learned with daylilies that the best way to learn what is a good performer is to combine reading popularity polls and learning from other people's personal experiences. So this year when I was looking to buy a few irises, I gave this forum a lot of input in what I ended up buying.

Anyway, I ordered from Jim Exline because of generally good reviews, late order cutoff date (end of August), good prices, and the very large variety available. He turned out to be excellent with communicating as we figured out what would be the best time to ship.

Here is what I received today in the mail:

Ok, so I didn't receive the box knife. But the rest of them are:

TOTAL RECALL

SEA POWER (plus a bonus fan)

VANITY

EVERYTHING PLUS

DUSKY CHALLENGER

VICTORIA FALLS (bonus)

SURF AND SAND (bonus)

BLUE SAPPHIRE (bonus)

Anyhow, I'm posting here to thank everyone for their honest recommendations and to give a big thumbs up to Exline Iris Garden.

Nate

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Nice rhizomes, and a lot of bonus irises. You bought some classic irises, and I think you will be very happy with them. I love Total Recall. I also have Victoria Falls, which is a nice medium blue and reblooms. I saw a photo of Surf and Sand the other day and it looks like a real beauty.
Renee

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 12:31AM
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dementieva(Zone 9 - Houston)

I haven't found any information about SURF AND SAND aside from what it looks like. The other bonuses seem to be well known. Mostly I wanted some tried and true high quality cultivars that would eventually grow into the garden. From what I've seen on seller websites, older irises seem to stick around a lot longer than older daylilies.

Nate

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 7:27PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

This hybridizer is new to me.

SURF AND SAND - Frederick Held 1998

Here is a link that might be useful: http://iris.onrussell.com/registry.asp

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 6:24PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I may have seen s and s as a macro on Facebook. I'll try to find it.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 2:16AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Hi Nate, I grow all but the last 2 on your list here in Canadian zone 3a and they have all been good performers. I don't get a rebloom on any of my irises so can't comment on that. Welcome to the iris addiction! :)

Ginny Garden ~ Certified Iris Addict

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 10:36AM
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