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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 2:07 PM CST
Here's Loreley
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the most fragrant historc The first thing I do when it opens is smell it!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 2:30 PM CST
woops This was supposed to be on the other tread, not a new one, oh well maybe we can list fragrant one here?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 1, 2014 2:46 PM CST
well, if we are going to talk fragrant irises I may have the most fragrant iris ever. I had a clump of Calling Card and Dividing Line planted close together. This year, after THE winter, both came back with vigor. However, a lot of new growth began in Calling Card. The blades abruptly stopped at 10 inches and began to push up bloom stalks. what now, I thought, oh well, we take what we get. A bloom opened and it is a dark purple.... probably a SDB. How did it get there? No other SDB's have ever been in that soil....but the biggest surprise was going outdoors and noticing a fragrance rivaling the honeysuckle in the holler (hollow to city folk) wafting about the garden. It was not evident where it came from as the fragrance was at least 8 feet all around the little iris. I have never had an iris so tiny make such a lovely addition to a garden. Although it is obviously a NoID, it is definitely a keeper. And, I have never seen it before in my garden. another iris adventure.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 7:41 PM CST
Maybe it came up from a seed? You may have a seedling!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 1, 2014 8:23 PM CST
That would be exciting. Smiling
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 1, 2014 9:38 PM CST
We need a picture of the Mystery Iris with the honeysuckle fragrance!!!
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jun 1, 2014 11:22 PM CST
My Loreley bloomed at about 6"... Maybe next year I won't have to get on my hands and knees to smell it Smiling

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 2, 2014 3:37 AM CST
Here is a picture of the little NoID nestled down in the taller irises. when you pass within eight feet of this iris you will start looking for the bloom putting off the fragrance. It is a flower fragrance not a cool aid or spicy one.

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I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
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stetchworth
Jun 2, 2014 4:04 AM CST
Fragrance and a beautiful color. Thumbs up
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 2, 2014 4:08 AM CST
It's cute too, how nice good looks and nice fragrance!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
Jun 2, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Take good care of that one, Bonnie. Somewhere along the line, I may need a rhizome if you care to share............. Green Grin!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 2, 2014 7:08 AM CST
Me too???
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Jun 2, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Absolutely Tom and Mary Ann. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Jun 2, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Smiling
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