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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Season 1, Episode 6: So you think you know...

Siberian irises, hostas, gladiolus... you think you know these plants. Think again, there is a LOT of really cool new breeding and diversity in these groups from fragrant glads to ginger colored siberian irises to hostas with thumbs.

Thanks to Kelly Norris for letting me use this stunning image of the Siberian iris Pomegranate Punch!

Bob Hollingworth's recommended siberian irises:

Yellows:
Hello Yellow
Just Cruising
Laugh Out Loud

Ginger/mustard/chestnut:
Ginger Twist
Humors of Whiskey

Big (tetraploid) flowers:
Blueberry Fair
Shall We Dance
Ruffles and Flourishes
Simon Says

Small, delicate flowers:
White Amber
Banish Misfortune
Here Be Dragons

Double flowers:
Imperial Opal
Rigamarole

Six Falls:
Roku Oji

Early Flowering:
China Spring
Who's on First

Exceptionally vigorous:
Swans in Flight

Sources for great Siberian irises:
Ensata Gardens
Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Salmon Creek Garden

Mike Shadrack's recommended hostas:
Foxfire Palm Sunday
Wheee!
Lakeside Paisley Print
All the Blue Mouse Ears sports
Gitchigumi
Dragon Wings
Erotica

Sources for great hostas:
Naylor Creek
www.hostaguy.com
www.hostahosta.com
www.hostapatch.com

Jacob Van Patten's recommended gladiolus:

Huron Dream
Art Show
Cut Above
Bold Heart
New Millennium
Vandohla

Sources for great glads:
Noweta Gardens
Peeters Enterprises


1 comment:

  1. Such an enjoyable and informative first season....looking forward to the next. Thanks.

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