Irises forum: My first Iris of the year that is not a plain white one

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2014 2:27 PM CST
I got this from my daughter two years ago, it is not my favorite color, but being it is my first non cemetery bearded Iris of the year, it looks beautiful to me. Any possibility of putting a name on it, other than "from my daughters house"? We just had almost three inches of rain last night and this morning, so it is pretty beat up looking.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 6, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Check out some images of "Indian Chief" in the database, and on the AIS wiki.....Arlyn
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 6, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Like the colors.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2014 3:16 PM CST
crowrita1,
Thank you ever so much, I could have spent hours looking though all those Iris pictures and still never have found that, to me it is a perfect match. So I am making a tag for it. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 6, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 6, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Seedfork, do me a favor, and put a question mark after the name on that tag! I'm" pretty sure" that what you have IS Indian Chief, but, to be real sure, I would like to see some other pics of your NOID ( a "fresh "flower, and maybe several different angles), THEN I'd like to see it grown, next to a CONFIRMED Indian Chief, and THEN ,if everything matched up...bloom time, height, aroma, etc. , and I was still "happy" with the similarity....I'd say "It's Indian Chief" ! Seriously, if and when you "share" this iris, PLEASE say "I THINK it's Indian Chief". There are lots of iris "identified" by a picture....that are identified wrong ! So many ,are so similar, it's a real crap-shoot to pick a name from just a picture ,and have it be correct. Anyway, it's a darn nice iris !....Arlyn
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Ok, I don't mind a question mark at all. Thanks again. I can take plenty more photos when I get fresh flowers, probably won't be able to grow it next to a confirmed 'Indian Chief', height I can measure, I not thought about aroma.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 8, 2014 2:40 PM CST
I have more new blooms after the 5 inches of rain we had. Maybe these will help to determine if the Iris is 'Indian Chief'. I don't have a very good nose for scents, but I could put my nose right in the bloom and detect a faint scent, I could not describe that scent however.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 8, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Pretty. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 8, 2014 4:07 PM CST
I think you can put this "Indian Chief" on the reservation ! Much better pics!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Apr 8, 2014 4:27 PM CST
Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 8, 2014 5:20 PM CST
crowrita1,
Thank you very much, now I can tag them and give some to my neighbor. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 8, 2014 7:00 PM CST
That is just so beautiful -- I'm seriously considering allocating a small amount of space to a couple of heritage Irises. Indian Chief should certainly be among them. Lovey dubby
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Apr 8, 2014 7:26 PM CST
Heritage irises are the tough ones Mary Ann. I don't think you can stop them from growing and blooming.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 8, 2014 8:00 PM CST
If you decide to take the plunge, MaryAnn....I know where you could probably find some! Bonnie is correct! Those old timers that are still with us are here because of a form of "natural selection"....they have stood up to borers, soft rot, and leafspot...they seem to thrive on neglect, bloom their hearts out despite too much shade, too much water, and too many weeds! What they lack in frills and lace, they make up for with a simple elegance and a tailored form... I tip my hat to you. ...Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 8, 2014 8:34 PM CST
Arlyn -- don't forget -- I already have a few of them. Smiling

If I can get my act together in that regard, would you have a spare rhizome of Indian Chief?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 9, 2014 6:35 AM CST
My clump is small, but for you, MaryAnn,....You bet !.......Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 9, 2014 7:12 AM CST
Well -- let your clump just grow Arlyn. I can wait. But thank you. Smiling
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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Sheridragonfly
Apr 12, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Hi There Seedfork!
enjoyed the photo of your iris Indian chief..
glad you got a possible name for it!
I am waiting my iris to bloom which are Rare Treat, Honky Tonk Blues, Mother Earth,
Stairway to heaven, Sunrise Elegy and a yellow one that I have no name for
and Edith Wolford.
Sheri/sheridragonflys
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 12, 2014 8:28 AM CST
Sheridragonfly,
Hi back to you. How about posting pics of some of those Iris when they bloom, post pics of the yellow one in the ID forum and maybe you can get a name for it also.

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