Irises forum: My first irises of the season!

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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 22, 2014 1:53 PM CST

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Does anyone know what is the name of this iris? A friend gave it to me and isn't sure. Thanks. - Joe
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 22, 2014 2:17 PM CST
I don't know Joe but it sure is beautiful.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 22, 2014 2:29 PM CST
My first thought was Degas Dancer, but I don't think so. It's close though. It's very lovely.
Here's Degas Dancer from past years. I don't have any TB's open yet.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 22, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Does it have a sweet fragrance? I am betting on it being Acoma. This is a bad pic. See the clump thread or the database for one of my better pics of it (I am at work so away from the good picture source - the home PC)
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Branching is right, though your beards are all yellow and Acoma's are purple tipped.
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 22, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Leslie, I think you nailed it! It has a sweet lemony fragrance. I think it is Acoma although degas dancer was not a bad guess either. The beard is a different color than degas.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 22, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Although it's never a good idea to identify an iris by a picture, look at the top down shot in the data base by heart2heart. You can see the lacy style arms and their color to compare to yours. The best way is (as we keep repeating Smiling ) to get a known rhizome and plant it next to the NOID. Then you can see, does it bloom at the same time, does it have purple based foliage, the same height, the same fragrance, all things you can't do with a picture. Leslies picture shows purple specks and streaks in the standards. Can't tell by your picture if that's the case. Her's also has a half and half orange and purple beard. and more pronouced dark veining. Good luck!
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 22, 2014 5:57 PM CST
True Tom, truthfully I don't know that much about irises. I'm a lily freak and starting to branch out a little if you will. I had gotten the iris from a friend and was just curious. I guess if I truly analyzed it as much as I would a lily. I probably would have caught the smaller "differences." Sorry if you guys are repeating yourselves. I just started perusing this forum more. I wasn't sure if weather has as much bearing on coloration such as veining and depth of color as it does with lilies. That was my first iris and I'm hoping to see my first blooms of 'devil's riot' in a week or so. Thanks for the info to all.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 22, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Tom -- I'm glad you spoke up -- I was having my doubts too.

Joe -- welcome to the wonderful world of Irises. Getting your first Iris from a friend is a great start!! Green Grin!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 22, 2014 7:30 PM CST
It's a beauty with or without an ID! nodding
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
May 23, 2014 5:22 AM CST
Joe - We do not mind speaking about the difficulties of identifying irises by pictures. It is near impossible. I rather have a better educated Iris fan (addict) than an upset one down the road when someone tells them that their id of an iris is wrong. It could leave a bad taste in one's mouth.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 23, 2014 5:57 AM CST
So right Greg. Especially if you pull the ID tag up and then stand there trying to remember if you have shared that particular iris with anyone under an assumed name. I will share any iris I have but it is important to me to know that I have represented them correctly. I don't mind getting an iris with a 'maybe' attached to its name because if it is beautiful I will love it but I will treat it as a noid.

Joe, I would suggest visiting various iris gardens and staying on sites such as this one until you see an iris that you just KNOW is match for yours. Then buy, beg or barter a rhizome and plant it in your garden to see if it is the same iris. The great thing about this site is the iris growers here have such varied tastes that you will see all types of irises from old treasures to the newest beauties. Your iris is just lovely and good luck with the naming adventure.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 23, 2014 6:52 AM CST
Stick with us Joe, and you'll be able to sell your lawn mower! Hilarious!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 23, 2014 7:22 AM CST
Tom - my picture is not typical of the veining on Acoma. If you see my database clump, they are much less pronounced. And I did bring out the beard fact.

Joe - is there purple in the foliage at the base of the plant? That will help tell if it is or isn't Acoma. I can't really tell if all the beards are all yellow in your clump shot. Can you check your blooms. If the beard is all yellow on all the blooms it definitely isn't Acoma.

Sure is a close cousin though.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 23, 2014 7:11 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Tom
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 25, 2014 9:01 AM CST

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Is this the purple foliage you were looking for?
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 25, 2014 9:14 AM CST
That's it Joe -- and pretty darn purple on your PBF Iris!!
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 25, 2014 12:10 PM CST
PBF? Sorry I'm not up on the lingo. Shrug!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 25, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Purple Based Foliage. I hate those shortcuts we make, don't you?
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
May 25, 2014 12:18 PM CST
Thanks Tom, it's fine I'm just not up on all the iris terms yet. If you guys came over to the lily forum I'd probably be doing the same to you guys!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 25, 2014 12:59 PM CST
That's a nice lily in your avitar, what's it's name?
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