Irises forum: My Not Smoke & Thunder Noid - can you identify?

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 7:06 PM CST
It is about 19 inches tall, blooms typical size, may or may not be a median (sizes off this year due to late snow/ice). Had a definite lighter purple thumbprint on the falls, and darker rusty brown at hafts. All the blooms that have opened are this color.

Got it through Schreiners last fall but can't find anything like it under their purple or their blue irises!!
Help!

Thumb of 2015-04-22/Lestv/4ad118


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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Apr 21, 2015 7:15 PM CST
Not a clue. It is very pretty, though.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 8:32 PM CST
I agree. It is pretty, but I haven't seen one like it. Especially the falls. It is a bit more purple than my pictures, my camera adds a bit more violet.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 21, 2015 8:45 PM CST
You should contact Schreiner's. It may be something they had in the past and can help you identify... and if they sent it for something else you ordered, you should get what you ordered too. It seems to happen a lot with them.. They're very nice about replacements.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 8:49 PM CST
Sherry, I agree. This is the second year in a row that they sent me the wrong iris. Never used to have that issue with them. I plan to call them tomorrow, then send them the pictures. I really want the Smoke and Thunder I bought.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 8:51 PM CST
What this iris looks like most is one of their purple and white plicatas that went haywire. Imagine the lighter purple as white and you get the idea.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 21, 2015 9:02 PM CST

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There's a reasonably good chance it is 'This and That'



Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'This and That')

It's a fairly distinctive IB.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 9:09 PM CST
Distinctive is right. I think you nailed it Kent. I looked at some other pics of This And That too and they all look just like the one in my garden. Mine has that strong purple midrib on the standards. The markings match up too. Thank You! Thank You!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Went back to Schreiner's site. They have This And That. Would not have recognized it from their picture though! Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Apr 21, 2015 9:18 PM CST
I like This And That! Good call Kent!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 21, 2015 9:21 PM CST
....and then there's the thing with their pictures.. Blinking
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 21, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Don't get me started with their pics Sherry! I know now to always run a google image search before buying an iris there.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 21, 2015 10:04 PM CST
So do I!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 22, 2015 4:07 AM CST
At least it's a keeper! I really like it.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 22, 2015 5:02 AM CST
You are right Tom. At least it was unique. I will definitely keep it, just probably move it to a different location this fall.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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