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  • Zone 5: March to July
  • Zone 5: March to JulyDeserts, woodlands, alpine meadows, prairies, shorelines, swamps
  • Zone 5: March to July
  • Zone 5: March to July
  • We don’t have to make gardening easier because it already can be easy for folks. We just have to sell it like it’s easy, fun, passionate, enjoyable, emotive, hip, and on-cue.New irises aren’t harder Right plant=right place, has consequences here worth evaluating. Everything won’t grow somewhere. All plants aren’t created equalBut not a gospel of “oh how great”, there are problemsRegional gardeningIris for every situation
  • Zone 5: March to July
  • Primarily 12 species
  • Alpine butterfly
  • Honey dripper
  • Blyth sdlg.
  • Cape Cod Boys
  • Hot sketch
  • Miss apple
  • Lucy Locket
  • Banjo Blues
  • Snook
  • Sugar Dome
  • Sunrise Ridge
  • Pseudata seedling
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    • 1. Kelly D. NorrisRainbow Iris Farm
    • 2.  Is more always better? ~1,000 new cultivars/year Amateur development
    • 3.  But who have we forgotten?
    • 4.  Collectors Mass-market/wholesale But what about YOUR clients?
    • 5. An iris for Update Recap, every time! dude garden
    • 6.  Remember provenance Plant equality? Right plant=right place?
    • 7.  THE question, perhaps Quantitative trait (QTL) Environmental influence Poorly understood physiology Distinct breeding groups
    • 8.  Distinction, distinction, distinction Better rebloomers Shorter and smaller cultivars Cut flowers
    • 9. What’s the big deal? Better irises
    • 10. So many…1,000
    • 11. Exciting, right? Iris lovers!
    • 12. Iris Lovers Who are we breeding irises for? Why are we breeding irises?
    • 13. Kelly’s Top Five PerennialsDistinctiveness Medians Better rebloomers Cut flowers
    • 14. NOT “I. germanica”I. x alto-burbata?I. x conglomerata?
    • 15. Miniature Dwarf Bearded
    • 16. Kelly’s Market Outlook: MDBs Some interest, particularly with rock gardeners Container gardening? Vigor/clump potential sells
    • 17. ‘Fission Chips’(Keppel, 2004)
    • 18. ‘Tiny Titan’ (Aitken, 2002)
    • 19. ‘Flashing Neon’ (Willott, 2005)
    • 20. Standard Dwarf Bearded
    • 21. Kelly’s Market Outlook: SDBs When I say dwarf, you think SDBs… Iris lovers can’t get enough of them… Nursery container production potential Buds on the horizon…
    • 22. Paul Black I126A
    • 23. ‘Cat’s Eye’
    • 24. ‘Gigglesand Grins’(Coleman, 2007)
    • 25. ‘Eye of the Tiger’
    • 26. Intermediate & Border Bearded
    • 27. Kelly’s Market Outlook: IBs & BBs Possibly the perfect irises for the future (urban gardens) Crossroads of genetics and selection Fertility dawns… Classification woes?
    • 28. ‘Man’s Best Friend’
    • 29. ‘Gene’s Lora Lavelle’
    • 30. ‘Fast Forward’
    • 31. ‘Banded Gold’
    • 32. ‘Bundle of Love’
    • 33. Miniature Tall Bearded
    • 34. Kelly’s Market Outlook: MTBs Cut flower industry Dips, tets Timeless garden plants Hardiness and showmanship!
    • 35. ‘LucyDoodle’
    • 36. ‘RayosAdentro’
    • 37. Chuck Bunnell seedling
    • 38. ‘Dividing Line’
    • 39. ‘Hot News’
    • 40. Tall Bearded
    • 41. Kelly’s Market Outlook: TBs Go for glory—clump power! Bud counts over 8 probably irrelevant Distinctiveness coupled with vigor Loss of market share?
    • 42. ‘Tobacco Chew’ (Burseen, 2009)
    • 43. ‘Starring’
    • 44. ‘Gypsy Lord’
    • 45. ‘Honeydripper’
    • 46. ‘Alan M. Turing’
    • 47. ‘Won’t’
    • 48. ‘Ten Carat Diamond’
    • 49.  Range of heights (18-48”) Early summer doers Expanded color palette Expanded bloom time (up to 6 weeks) 28 versus 40
    • 50. Iris chrysographes
    • 51. ‘Cape Cod Boys’
    • 52. ‘Hot Sketch’
    • 53. ‘Miss Apple’
    • 54. ‘Cream of Tomato’
    • 55. ‘Humors of Whiskey’
    • 56. ‘Lucy Locket’
    • 57. ‘At The Crossroads’
    • 58.  Sorely underappreciated June bloomers Colors not found elsewhere Perfect florist irises Long-lasting landscape impact
    • 59. ‘Falcon’s Crest’
    • 60. ‘Missouri Clouds’
    • 61. ‘With One Look’
    • 62.  Acidic soils! The last hurrah… New genotypes yield increased hardiness You want big, eh?
    • 63. ‘Banjo Blues’
    • 64. ‘Snook’
    • 65. ‘Sugar Dome’
    • 66. ‘Christina’s Gown’
    • 67. ‘Pixie Won’
    • 68.  Louisianas SPEC-X Arils/Arilbreds Crested irises Chinensis group I. x norrisii hybrids
    • 69. Iris domestica (blackberry lily)
    • 70. (blackberry lily), Iris dichotoma (Vesper iris)
    • 71. Iris x norrisii (candy lily)
    • 72.  www.kellydnorris.com  Posted via SlideShare Twitter: @rainbowirisfarm Facebook too!
    • 73. www.rainbowfarms.net

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