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                  Try planting BEE PODS from my 2016 GARDENS                  
2017 BEE PODS coming soon!
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  What you get:  10 or more seeds from the same pod parent (may be from more than one pod) + instructions
for germinating the seeds in the refrigerator + an organza bag which is perfect for rinsing and keeping the seeds
until they sprout. Plant now and your seeds should sprout in May or June. There is no guarantee your seeds will sprout,
but pods from the 2017 gardens have had a good germination rate by this method this season.

Iris Bee Pods
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These seeds are from BEE PODS - which are iris that have been pollinated naturally, which means that only the pod
parent is known, and the pollen parent is unknown. The picture you see is of the pod parent. All iris seeds will mature into
hybrid iris. The seeds in one pod will not be anymore alike than siblings in a family. They may all be very different; or they
may all be very similar; they may or may not actually look anything like the pod parent. Growing hybrids iris from seeds is a
lot of fun precisely because you really don't know how the 'babies' will turn out. In general, though, the pod parent tends
to pass along genetic characteristics.
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Here you see seeds that have been germinated by the refrigerator method--which takes about 4 months in the crisper.
Not all of these seeds have germinated. I plant them all at about this stage in their development. Some will germinate
in the soil; some may not. Iris seeds have been known to germinate a year or two or more after they are planted,
but this method is quite successful the first year. The picture to the right shows the potted seedlings come up, which
they do quite quickly in the spring. I plant my seeds into the garden when they are about 6-8" high and the weather has warmed.

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Mixed Iris Seed - Tall and Miniature Varieties (15 seeds) bee pods These seeds are collected from pods all over the gardens--from those iris that had fewer than 10 seeds from bee pods this year. The tag WILL NOT itemize pod or pollen parents.

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(Baby Blessed x Unknown) X Unknown (10 seeds)

This is an unnamed bee pod seedling from 2012 that has been pollinated again.
Baby  Blessed - SDB Iris SDB - Reblooms - Early Season, 10"
Light yellow w/small white spot on falls, beards cream
 SOLD OUT Bantam Prince X Unknown (10 seeds) Bantam Prince - SDB Iris SDB - Early Season, 10"
Standards dark royal purple; falls dark royal purple with large black cherry spot, radiating lines; beards are purple
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Blatant X Unknown (10 seeds) Blatant - TB Iris TB - Bi-Color - Reblooms - Early through Midseason-Mid through Lateseason, 36"
Standards yellow; falls magenta-beetroot, lighter edge infused gold; beards yellow; fragrant
SOLD OUT Brindled Beauty X Unknown (10 seeds) Brindled Beauty - TB Iris TB - Broken Color - Midseason, 34"
Standards white with campanula splashes; falls white with campanula streaks and splashes; beards red; fragrant
SOLD OUT Celebration Song X Unknown (10 seeds) Celebration Song - TB Award-Winning Iris TB - Bi-Color - Early through Midlate Season, 37"
Standards apricot-pink; falls blue lavender; beards tangerine
SOLD OUT Chinese Treasure X Unknown (10 seeds) Chinese Treasure - TB Iris TB - Bi-Color - Early to Early through Midseason, 36"
Standards white, often pink around midrib; falls strong bluish rose pink; beards mandarin red
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Earl of Essex X Unknown (10 seeds) Earl of Essex - TB Iris TB - Reblooms - Early Season, 35"
Standards white, orchid-violet strippling; falls orchid-violet border; beards orange-violet
SOLD OUT Ice For Brice X Unknown (10 seeds) Ice For Brice - TB Space-Age Iris TB - Space Age - Midseason, 36"
Ruffled cool violet white; beards violet with huge white flounces look like 3set of petals--1" large flounce
SOLD OUT Isn't This Something X Unknown (10 seeds) Isn't This Something - TB Broken Color Iris TB - Broken Color - Mid through Lateseason, 28"
Carmine rose with amethyst violet stripes and splashes; beards brick red; ruffled; slight fragrance
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Devil May Care X Unknown (10 seeds) Devil May Care - IB Iris IB - Lateseason, 22"
Standards dark purplish black; falls black; beards orange; pronounced sweet fragrance
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Elsa Sass X Unknown (10 seeds) Elsa Sass - Historic Iris Historic
Light yellow self
SOLD OUT Joyful Skies X Unknown (10 seeds) Joyful Skies - TB Iris TB - Early through Midseason, 36"
Light blue self; beards white, gold in throat
SOLD OUT Kindhearted X Unknown (10 seeds) Kindhearted - TB Iris TB - Midseason, 45"
Standards pastel peach buff, gold rim lilac on midrib; falls lilac, hafts rouged coral peach; beards tangerine
SOLD OUT Lo My Love X Unknown (10 seeds) Lo My Love - TB Iris TB - Midseason - 38"
Standards creamy light peach-pink, deeper pink center and base; falls lighter creamy peach-pink, darker at hafts, toasted orange at hafts, slight green tinge below beard at center
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Magic Show X Unknown (10 seeds) Magic Show - TB Plicata Iris TB - Early through Midseason, 36"
Standards maple overlaid rose blush; falls yellow, margin of rose blush; hafts garnet red; beards yellow
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Mexican Moth X Unknown (10 seeds) Mexica Moth - TB Bi-Color Iris TB - Early to Mid to Lateseason, 36"
Standards greenish buff with coppery tint; falls blended brownish orange, oxblood red and black; beards mustard, tipped dark brown
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Midsummer Night's Dream X Unknown (10 seeds) Midsummer Night's Dream - IB Reblooming Iris IB - Reblooms - Midseason, 17"
Dark purple self; beards dark purple
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Rosy Veil X Unknown (10 seeds) Rosy Veil - Historic Iris TB - Historic - Plicata - Reblooms - Early through Midseason, 36"
White ground, standards lightly marked cobalt violet on lower part; falls white lightly edged cobalt violet, yellow beard
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Sultry Mood X Unknown (10 seeds) Sultry Mood - TB Iris TB - Midseason, 36"
Cerise-purple self; lightly ruffled 
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NOID (No Identification)  X Unknown (10 seeds)

Pod parent is picture as shown.
The Red Douglas - Historic Iris TB - Mid to Lateseason, 36"
From Schreiners Iris Lover's catalog for 1947: "A magnificent iris. A vibrant red of rich plush-like quality. Rich, rowy wine red solid to the haft. It is not the reddest iris but rather a sterling, gorgeously rich, deep dark red. Critics agree it is one of the finest iris we have."

Note: There is more than one iris in circulation, and there is confusion as to which is the true one.
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