brown iris

happytomato2008(wis 3)September 28, 2008

What are the best colors in brown iris?

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randy_ca(z10 Southern Ca)

My new favorite is 'Chocolate Ecstasy' (O.Schick 2001)

'Rustler' is a good one if you like rust colored.

Chocolate Ecstasy

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 12:53AM
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marvine(z7/8 GA)

The only true brown I have is "Huckleberry Fudge" and all the visitors to my garden just love it. The colors aren't just right in this picture - it is a true brown.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 7:18AM
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wmoores(7/8 MS)

Browns are hard to find. I like Game Plan, Rustle of Spring, Rembrandt Magic, and Chocolate Chess. Golden Panther has brownish tones in my soil. A lady from about ten miles away in Delta soil brought GP to our show and it was really brown.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 7:26AM
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happytomato2008(wis 3)

Thanks to everyone on their comments about Brown Iris. At one time I though Olympio was considered "Brown"
Where does one find a realiable commercial grower for Browns??

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 1:14PM
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thurston(midTN)

The sdb - Death By Chocolate - from Snowpeak Iris

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 9:11AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

HappyTomato,

To my knowledge no ones specializes in one particular color of beardeds.

Many reliable growers carry some "brown" cultivars. There is a good sized list at the AIS site (link below).

Dave's Garden doesn't list sources for Chocolate Ecstacy but a gal in Canada has put up 2 good pics.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/152200/

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.irises.org/links.htm#Commercial Directory/Listing

    Bookmark   October 2, 2008 at 9:49PM
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happytomato2008(wis 3)

Thanks to all in reference to "Brown" Iris.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 2:46PM
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mikesc

I used to grow this one, Ruffled Copper Sunset:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/126704/

Also, Blyth's "Touch of Mahogany" was an outstanding grower here. It has a washed out look in the middle of the falls, though, so it might not have the color you crave.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 10, 2008 at 11:33AM
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