Irises forum: Easter Bonnet

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 13, 2014 12:42 PM CST


I was wondering if anyone knows what this smells like?

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UndertheSun
May 13, 2014 1:08 PM CST
I have no idea what it smells like, but it's a beauty! Thumbs up

Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 13, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Mine is finished, but I just recall it had a nice scent. I basically put iris into two categories.. smells nice, or doesn't .. Of course there are degrees of that, and I do notice some differences. Pallida smells like grapes, Honey Glazed smells like honey. As far as Easter Bonnet is concerned, it's so beautiful, a good scent is just a bonus.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 13, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Yes I like the ones with sweet scents, I don't care for the perfumy kind of smell which makes me sneeze unfortunately, so I can't bring those into the house!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 13, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Umm -- I gotta ask this -- are those pictures of the same Iris? I don't think so................... Confused
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 14, 2014 12:46 AM CST
Maryann, my picture. was taken late in the afternoon.. probably a little more of a golden glow to it.. My other shots look pinker, but not as dark as Frillylilly's.
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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
May 14, 2014 7:14 AM CST
Yes -- but Sherry -- look at the tops of the fall petals. Yours are rich yellow almost halfway down the fall petal on both sides. Fillylilly's isn't like that. Also, Frillylily's Iris has vivid white striations (forget what that's called -- haft marks?) at the top center of the fall petal, which are visible all the way to the tip of the beard. Yours appears to have faint marks but on a background of yellow, not white. I don't know anything about this Iris in particular, and photos of Irises can be misleading -- but these photos make them look like different cultivars. Shrug!
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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
May 14, 2014 7:20 AM CST
Just checked the database, and realized that the above picture is not Frillylily's, but lovelyiris's -- should've figured that out from the information at the top of the picture, eh? Rolling my eyes.

It does say that if this Iris is grown in shade, it will bloom much paler, but there were no other pictures there to compare to hers or yours, so can't be of any further help. Sorry.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 14, 2014 9:09 AM CST
Oh, I just posted a link to the flower. I do think that the age of the blossom changes the color quite a bit, as they age they are more pale. So I think it is the same flower.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 14, 2014 10:25 AM CST
Mine pales out some after a day and is in full sun, but they do not start out that dark. I contributed Lillypilly's to lighting or camera, but I'm no expert Smiling The pictures on the Hips site are a little darker than mine, but again not as dark as lillypilly's.
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