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Posted by Indiana.Matt 6a Indiana (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 26, 12 at 22:26

I'm looking for a deep pink colored iris that almost glows. Photos on Google of "Cranberry Ice" is like what I'm looking for.

Can anyone recommend a tall, bearded Iris that I might like. Is "Cranberry Ice" as bright as it looks in most of the photos on Google?

I have a deep purple "Superstition". I don't need another purple Iris. I need something that is for sure on the pink side.

"Superstition" looks purple from a distance, I need a deep pink Iris that looks pink from a distance.


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RE: recommendations ?

To my eyes,'Cranberry Ice' appears to be kind of red and purple, but if you like it, why not get it?

How about 'Sheer Ecstacy'? It's the brightest one I can think of in a dark pink.

True pinks are hard to come by in irises. The pinkest pink iris is generally thought to be 'Ovation' which is a historic iris. There are a lot of orchid pinks that are bright, like Persian Berry and Jennifer Rebecca.

Good luck with your search.

RE: recommendations ?

'Cranberry Ice' would look great with 'Superstition'. It won an Award of Merit (AM) in '79. I'd put it in the group of red-purples-violet-etc. Not as wine-color as others.

As Hosenemesis said true pinks are difficult. The pastels come the closest.

Orchid pinks tend to glow, like 'Delirious' which is next to impossible to get a picture of its true color.

Love talking about pinks!

RE: recommendations ?

I had Cranberry Ice many years ago and it had NOTHING to do with pink, even by a long shot. I yanked it, cause with me the color was always muddy. The only iris that looks deep pink from a distance is Ovation, but it has never been a good grower for me.

RE: recommendations ?

I know people like to always push the color envelope with their plants, but I decided long ago to just let the iris do what they do best, and when I wanted a bright pink by my Superstition, then I planted a Firewitch Dianthus.

RE: recommendations ?

Beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing this photo with us. I really love the dianthus with the black irises. Everything looks so perfect!

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