IRIS CHOICE - NEED A HAND FROM THE GANG

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm going to have to replace some of my present Iris as they will be repeats and I want to have individual colours and varieties, this is on top of the 16 Iris I have already ordered. So the following are what I have in mind which are more than the 6 to 8 I will need and I'd appreciate it if you could choose say up to 8 of the following images of Bearded Iris.:love30:

    Fluffy Pillows
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    RAVENS GIRL
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    HAUTE LES VOILES
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    TAPIS ROUGE
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    TOPERO
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    BRILLIANT DISGUISE
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    GYROPHARE
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    FIT FOR A KING
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      ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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      SHARPER IMAGE
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      ROYAL SNOWCAP
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      TRANS ORANGE
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      URLUBERLU
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      GRAPEETIZER
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      RARE QUALITY
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      ALPEN VIEW
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      DEVILS LAKE
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        WINTRY SKY
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        DANGEROUS MOOD
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        BLACK SUITED
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        LUNE ET SOLEIL
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        GRAND VENEUR
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        DEVONSHIRE CREAM
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        LOST IN LOVE
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        SAPHIR JAUNE
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        You can see why I'm stuck for choice but if you could help by name say 6 to 8 of your choice it would be a great help.
         
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          I like Topero, the unnamed one above Fit for a King, Trans Orange, devils Lake, Lune et Soleil, devonshire Cream. But the others are pretty gorgeous too!
           
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          They are all beautiful. :wub2: I have been having a little read up myself over the past couple of days. I seem to be really drawn towards the very dark and the very light pastel colours. Although there was a little white one I liked too.

          Here's my 8.......good luck choosing :what:

          Ravens girl, Fit for a king, Grapeetizer, Lost in love, Wintery sky, Dangerous mood, Rare quality,
           
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          Hi Caroline, the unnamed one above "Fit for a King" is Gyrophare. That's a great help. believe me, as I am running around in circles trying to decide.:dunno::wallbanging:
           
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          Hi Jasmine, I agree with you on that as I like pastels but also strong clean colours and also contrasting colours, so you can see the fix i'm in:doh:
           
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          Yep, I don't envy you having to choose. I'd have to destroy my bank card :whistle:
           
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          Hi @ARMANDII ,

          The one thing we don't know here is what you've already got that are similar to any of these for instance Dancers Veil and Rare Quality , I think D. V. Is just a shade lighter., and Ravens Girl and Black Suited are like Obsidian.

          But here goes for my votes.....

          Fluffy Pillows
          Ravens Girl
          Topero
          Fit For A King
          Trans Orange
          Devils lake
          Grand Veneur
          Devonshire Cream

          Good Luck choosing ( and have fun :) )
           
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            My picks

            Fluffy Pillows
            HAUTE LES VOILES
            BRILLIANT DISGUISE
            FIT FOR A KING
            URLUBERLU
            WINTRY SKY
            DANGEROUS MOOD
            BLACK SUITED
             
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              Fluffy pillows and devils lake definitely stand out to my tastes. The rest are gorgeous too though! Good luck with choosing :thumbsup:
               
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                Hi KFF, well, I've actually set up the list so that the final collection of 16 Iris that are already ordered and the replacements for the repeats are all reasonably individual. In the collection sitting on the Patio right now are two pale blue that look similar but while both have light blue standards and darkish blue Falls. one has yellow veined signals on the Falls while the other has dark blue signals on the Falls.....but, all in all, I'm trying to get as many individual Iris in character as I can.

                Thanks for choosing for me.
                 
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                  Thanks, Perki, that really is a great help.:love30:
                   
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                    Thanks, Loki, much appreciated.......not daring to take another 6 picks????:heehee:
                     
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                      @ARMANDII I seem to remember that some border iris are scented - lemony in one I recall. Would that impact your choice too?
                       
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