Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nobody Does It Better Than Mid-America

Today I unpacked my Mid-America Iris Shipment.  Sorry fans, but the wild turkey video will have to wait until tomorrow.  My shipment included 12 rhizomes, one was a bonus and 2 were gifts. I have ordered from many sources, but no other source can hold a candle to the quality of rhizome that Mid-America provides, not even the big company near-by.  Schreiner's supplies a fancy label and a huge selection, but at a higher price and without the personal and responsive service.  Thomas Johnson is always responsive and his introductions and Paul Black's are superb.

Check out these rhizomes!  Every one in the orders was as large, with a beautiful root system and already showing increase.

Here are the cultivars:

Last year's Dyke's Medal Winner, 'Florentine Silk' is one their neighbor, Keith Keppel's introductions that they carry.

'Florentine Silk' (Keith Keppel, R. 2004)
Seedling 99-116A. TB, height 40" (102 cm), Mid-Late bloom season
 A bonus 2013 intro this will be a standout from Thomas Johnson.

'Beacon of Light' (T.Johnson ‘13) TB Early 34” (86cm)
 'Edge of Heaven' is a 2013 intro included as a gift.  A great compliment to 'Beacon!'

'Edge of Heaven' (T.Johnson, 2013) TB Midseason 36” (92cm)
 'Heat is On'

'After The Rain'

'Bluebeard's Ghost' is Paul Black's intro that won the Cook-Douglas Medal as the to Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris of 2012
'Bluebeard's Ghost' (Paul Black, Registered 2006)
Seedling L340A. SDB, height 14.5” (37 cm), Mid Late bloom season
 The Knowlton Medal for best IB Iris of 2012 went to Black's 'Crow's Feet.'

'Crow's Feet' (Paul Black, registered 2006). Sdlg. K187A. BB, 27" (69 cm), EM
A Wister Medal winner for 2012 is 'Gypsy Lord' from Keith Keppel.

'Gypsy Lord' (Keith Keppel, registered 2005)
Seedling 99-43T. TB, height 40" (102 cm), mid to late season bloom
 And more...

'Nickel' (Black '06) IB

'Stilettos' (T. Johnson, '09) TB
Midseason-Late 39” (99cm) Sdlg. TW3B: Ballet Royale X Corps de Ballet

Star in The Night (Black '09) IB
Midseason-Late 25” (63cm) Sdlg. O247C: Ocean Depths X Wish Upon a Star

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