Irises forum: NOIDs blooming! (and maybe an ID?)

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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
May 14, 2014 8:33 PM CST
I bought this one last year at a garden club sale, labeled as 'light blue dwarf iris'. Actually it may not have said anything other than "light blue" ...
It opened for the first time today, boy was I pleased. Not what I expected but oh so nice! Think I need to risk buying more NOIDs. It is the first to open in my garden so far, I have one other (also a NOID) that has two blooms but it is against the rock retaining wall that gets lots of sun.


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The leaves are about 4 inches tall and the blooms are maxing out at 5 inches high. (we had some torrential rain before I got home...petals may have been pounded a bit)

Based on a pic posted over in "Bloom is busting out all over" I think it may be 'Dollop'. Any opinions?



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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 14, 2014 9:44 PM CST
The color of your iris and Dollop is certainly similar but the form is different. Dollop has round falls while the pictures of your iris show the falls to be more long and narrow. Pretty little iris though which looks to make a nice clump.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
May 14, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Wow.. look at all those blooms the first year! Sorry, no help on the ID, but very sweet.
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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
May 14, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Good point Paul, I was so focused on colour I didn't even notice the shape difference.

Heh! Yes, I was impressed with both its multiplying and the number of blooms in just one year.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 14, 2014 10:46 PM CST
I wish they all increased and bloomed that well........
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UndertheSun
May 15, 2014 2:11 AM CST
It's beautiful and wow what growth in such a short time.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 15, 2014 6:05 AM CST
It's very charming! Lovey dubby
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 15, 2014 6:27 AM CST
Glad you stopped by to show that one off ! It's a real cutie !...Arlyn
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
May 15, 2014 5:51 PM CST
Thanks all! Yes, I am falling in love with this charming, cute little beauty.

For ID what about 'Knick-Knack'?
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How do we ever know for sure???

A pic if the one clump today:

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 16, 2014 3:18 PM CST
Knick Knack is a miniature plicata pattern dwarf. Certainly recommended.

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