Irises forum: Help Identify

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Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Sep 24, 2013 4:08 PM CST
I bought this Iris 2 years ago and low and behold today 9/24/13 it decides to bloom. To top it off it was 32 degrees this morning which I'm worried may have altered the color some. It is supposed to be Immortality which I know is a rebloomer so that may be why it put up a scape in Sept. If anybody has this Iris or have pictures to compare I would appreciate the help.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Sep 24, 2013 5:27 PM CST

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Normally, I'd be reluctant to try to ID an iris based on a picture, but it could well be Immortality:

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Immortality')
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Muddymitts
Sep 24, 2013 5:56 PM CST
It sure looks like Immortality, Paula -- and Immortality does bloom in the Fall. So this is a good guess!
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Sep 24, 2013 9:13 PM CST
Certainly looks like Immortality with its yellow beards.
Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Sep 25, 2013 6:21 AM CST
Thanks everyone for your help.
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Paul2032
Sep 25, 2013 6:40 AM CST
There needs to be something very distinctive about an iris to merit a guess at ID from a picture which I. usually wouldn't do either. Fall bloom separates Immortality from other white iris. A spring picture wouldn't help.
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Sep 25, 2013 7:46 AM CST
One extra tip-off for Immortality is when it's still in "bud", with just a small amount of color showing, it appears the flower will be light blue. But, of course, when it opens, it's white! There are quite a few white iris that seem to show this trait, but, if it re blooms,(and hasn't got the "best' form), that narrows the field a lot! Just Immortality, and I Do. Immortality is by far the most "popular of he two...Arlyn
Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Sep 25, 2013 5:48 PM CST
That's exactly why I thought it could be something else. The bud tips were a pale silvery blue.
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brettbarney73
Sep 27, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Another characteristic that's possibly useful in identifying: Immortality has a strong floral scent--best thing about it, IMO.

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