Thursday, August 22, 2013

Schreiner's Order: Beautiful Rhizomes Not Available Elsewhere

My Schreiner's order was very targeted to irises that were not available elsewhere. I wanted to add to my collection of AIS award winners, get more yellow iris and add to the bestiary. Ordering from Schreiner's (and kudos for using the apostrophe) I know I will get top quality rhizomes.

Kathy Chilton is a 2012 Wister Medal winner.

'Kathy Chilton' (Frederick Kerr, R. 2005). TB, 35" (89 cm), ML.

Brown Lasso is one of the two Dykes Medal winners that are not tall bearded. Brown Lasso is the border bearded that snagged the award in 1981.
'Brown Lasso' (E. Buckles by David Niswonger - selector, Registered 1972). Seedling B71-15. BB, height 22" (56 cm), Early Mid bloom season.

Victoria Falls is the towering 40" Dykes winner from 1984.  Friends joke that it's height and size make it live up to it's name.  I'll sure to stake that one!
'Victoria Falls' (Schreiners, registered 1977). Seedling I 68-A. TB, height 40" (102 cm), early to late bloom season

Thornbird's unusual ecru coloring, erect falls and space age horns won it the Dykes in 1989. 
'Thornbird' (Monty Byers, registered 1988). Seedling D156-1-B. TB, height 35" (89 cm), mid season bloom.

The millennium closed with 1999's Dykes Winner, Hello1Darkness.
'Hello Darkness' (Schreiner, R. 1992). Seedling Y 882-1. TB, height 37" (94 cm), Early to Mid bloom season.

Adding to my "bestiary" of broken color (zebra) iris is Elainealope, a Kasperek cultivar.
'Elainealope' (Brad Kasperek, R. 1994). Sdlg. 89B-38I. TB, 33" (84 cm). Early midseason and rebloom.

This yellow beauty has been in my garden but disappeared.  Deciding that I wanted it back I ordered a new rhizome to an area that will be as yellow as possible.

'Summer Olympics' (R. G. Smith, R. 1976). Sdlg. 7603AF. TB, 30" (76 cm), E & RE.

Another "zebra," this is Bewilderbeast, now captured at Diamond Rise.  Also Gnus Flash and Gnu Blues (one that I owned) are going into the corral.
'Bewilderbeast' (Brad Kasperek, registered 1994) Seedling 91B-2A. TB, height 30" (76 cm), mid season bloom.

'Gnus Flash' (Brad Kasperek, registered 1994) Seedling 91B-3A. TB, height 38" (97 cm), early season bloom.

'Gnu Blues' (Brad Kasperek, R. 1993). Sdlg. 89-56B. TB, 36" (91 cm), M

Dykes Medal Winner in 1991, this Niswonger intro was in the garden and got lost.  The photo is mine from years ago.  Now that I bought another, after clean up I'll probably get an old one to pop back up!
'Everything Plus' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1983).  Seedling 24-80. TB, height 34" (86 cm), Mid bloom season 

Three other American Dykes Medal winners are Mystique (DM 1980), New Moon (DM 1973) and Babbling Brook (DM
'Mystique' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1972). Seedling 69-156P. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Early to late bloom season.

'New Moon' (Neva Sexton, R. 1968). Seedling 131-62. TB, height 36" Mid

'Babbling Brook' (Keith Keppel, R. 1965). Seedling 62-40A. TB, height 38" (97 cm), Mid

Queen of the Mist was a gift in my order.
'Queen of The Mist' (Schreiner, 2011)

Coal Seams was offered as a bonus.
'Coal Seams' (Schreiners 2013)

I ordered Dawn Eternal as a Bonus and because that was sold out I received Slew O'Gold.  It will be a great addition to my yellow bed!
'Slew O'Gold' (Schreiners, 2013)

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