Irises forum: Anyone know the name of this yellow iris?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 2, 2014 7:20 PM CST

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@lovemyhouse gave us these irises several years ago and they've really performed well for us. Does anyone know what the actual name might be?

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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 7:44 PM CST
I don't -- Arlyn might............
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Apr 2, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Kind of hard to see with the falls rolled. Do you have apicture when the flower is "relaxed" a little? How tall does it get ?...Arlyn
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 2, 2014 7:56 PM CST

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'Truly Yours' is one of the more likely possibilities. Since it won the Dykes Medal in 1953, it's been preserved and passed around quite a bit.

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Truly Yours')

Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Apr 2, 2014 9:57 PM CST
It really doesn't look like a tall bearded. Is it a dwarf iris?
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 6:16 AM CST
It is a tall bearded and was growing at my house when I bought it. Here are photos of it growing in my yard, if it helps:

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 3, 2014 6:24 AM CST

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Thanks everyone, and thank you Debra for posting the extra pictures.

It really does look like 'Truly Yours'.
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Apr 3, 2014 7:13 AM CST
I don't think your noid is "yellow enough" to be Truly Yours. Noid appears to me to be more "cream" in color, and, somewhat older in" form"( falls appear a little too long and floppy). My guess would be an iris from the 30's. Parthenon, or,maybe Selene would be close. Not sure if those are in the Data Base. I wouldn't buy any test plants just yet! You're gonna' need lots more info for this one, as there were lots of creams, or "soft yellows ,off-whites",( or however you want to describe that color) from that era. That's just my opinion....Arlyn
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 3, 2014 7:57 AM CST

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It may be that we'll never get a 100% positive ID on this one, then. It's a shame because they have multiplied so much that I want to offer them to the local master gardeners for their sale, but in order to do that it'd be particularly nice to have a name.

I'll see about some more photos today.
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Frillylily
Apr 3, 2014 12:16 PM CST
I agree that it looks like an older variety.
http://www.hips-roots.com/visitors/v-main.html
This link has pictures of older ones and may be helpful.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 12:38 PM CST
What do you think about Alice Harding? Looks an awful lot like it to me, and the description is spot on.
http://www.hips-roots.com/photos/alice-harding-dm.html
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Okay, I'm going to stop now. The beards on mine are not distinctively orange like Alice. *Blush*
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Apr 3, 2014 2:02 PM CST
If it wasn't raining now I'd walk out and look, but does your noid have purple based leaves, Debra? Seems I remember that it does ?!....Arlyn
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 2:08 PM CST
Yes, it does.
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UndertheSun
Apr 3, 2014 9:31 PM CST
What ever the name is, it sure is a beauty ! Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 9, 2014 7:36 PM CST

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I got a few more snaps today.

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Apr 10, 2014 4:20 AM CST
Dave,

Measure the height of each stalk and average it out. What is that number? Does it have PBF? Does it smeel and if so, what does it smell like? Strong, faint, sweet, musky, ect. It helps narrow the field.

Greg
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Apr 10, 2014 6:17 AM CST
Those last pictures are really just the kind you need to try to get an I.D., the only thing missing, maybe ,is one that shows the base of the plant (that would show PBF). In this case ,we know it has it, 'cause Debra grows the same iris (and was the "donor"!). There is a discussion going on now on the HIPS board concerning an iris (maybe even two), that are VERY similar to this one, and there have been several "maybes" mentioned. Debra also "gifted" me with a start of this one last year (Thanks Deb !) and with any luck at all, I should have bloom this year, so I will continue to try for an I. D. I think it's going to be a toughie to get, because there are lots of " light yellow-cream" iris from that era. If anybody on the hips board has any insight ,I'll post here, but, so far, we're still grabbing at straws ,there, too.....Arlyn
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lovemyhouse
Apr 10, 2014 6:39 AM CST
Be interested to hear how that discussion progresses. My house was built in 1940 and I am indulging in the fancy that this yellow has been here continuously since then. Lovey dubby
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Henhouse
Apr 11, 2014 1:13 PM CST
This looks very similar to one I've been trying to ID. Mine came from a nurseryman in San Jose who has had it since the 70's. He says it is a rebloomer, although I've had it less than a year w/ no rebloom.
Mine has light (but distinct) PBF, w/ blooming ht at 39". Flowers are large in comparison to my other historics. It you flatten out the falls and standards, they each measure 4", although the flower itself is about 6" tall. It has a nice fragrance and seems very popular with polinators. It has been very vigorous in growth in the 6 months that it's been in the ground. Flowers are more yellow when they open and fade towards creamy.
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This picture is comparing size with Eleanor Roosevelt and a pretty beat up yellow NOID
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opening up.
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close up.

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[Last edited by Henhouse - Apr 11, 2014 5:36 PM (+)]
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