Irises forum: Ola Kala questions??

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 30, 2015 6:51 AM CST
Can this be Ola Kala? It is tall, fragrant and a big bloom. I have been trying to ID it for a few years and really "think" it is Ola Kala but don't know for sure about the fragrance. My "test" plant has not bloomed this year.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 30, 2015 7:25 AM CST
I'd say, "yes."
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Apr 30, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Big hugs Arlyn!! Thank you...I trust your opinion!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 30, 2015 7:45 AM CST
I would have to agree. Just finally got it ID'd in my garden last year..........

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Apr 30, 2015 8:16 AM CST
I can't tell from the photo, but Ola Kala has a tiny, serrated edge, particularly on the standards. I think I can see that edge in Mary Ann's photos, but not in Lori's photo. It's like an extremely tiny set of pinking shears cut the edge.
Donald
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Apr 30, 2015 9:20 AM CST
Is that what you are looking for? I actually see it clearer on the falls than the standards but what do I know?? Confused Confused
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 30, 2015 9:38 AM CST
Okay, this has been called Ola Kala for several years. If Lori's and Mary Ann's are, mine can't be. It's neither big nor fragrant. It's also, now that I'm looking closer at the details, only 24" or so, and an early bloomer. This one was attacked by aphids and is much shorter than usual. I see scalloping on the edges, tho.



Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Apr 30, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Hmmm...I think you have a lot more veining than Mary Ann and I do. No fragrance? Mine is quite fragrant! Hmmmm.....
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Apr 30, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Smiling I really can't tell from the photos and it's been a long time since I grew it. It was very yellow and that edge were things that were unique compared to others I grew that were also yellow and of a similar age. The edge was unique to anything else growing, new or old. I don't remember fragrance, but most iris tend to all smell the same to me. They would probably have to be extreme for me to notice any difference. I don't have a photo of what I grew because it was growing in the pre-camera days.
Donald
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Apr 30, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Well poo Donald, I was counting on you to be the man in the "know". Rolling my eyes.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 30, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Yes, the veining. That keeps throwing me, too.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 30, 2015 11:14 AM CST
What about Berkley Gold, Celia ? It has some pretty definite haft makings, it's about the same color tone as Ola Kala, it's an IB, so both shorter and earlier? You sent me a piece last year ( I think it's the same one we're talking about ) ,so maybe, if it blooms, I'll get a better look at it. I don't grow BG, but I have lots of 'old yellows'.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 30, 2015 1:31 PM CST
I'll take a look, Arlyn. Thank You!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 30, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Here's the beard. Golden Bow? My eyes are going crossed looking at yellows.

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 30, 2015 1:46 PM CST
That's another "possible", and it's one I both thought of, and grow, so, maybe if they both bloom (they *should*), and neither one rots out (they BETTER not !), we can have either a "Yea", or "Nay" on Golden Bow Shrug!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 30, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Okay, thanks, Arlyn.
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
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HemNorth
Mar 20, 2016 1:03 AM CST
Donald mentioned the tiny slightly serrated edge, which I hadn't noticed on my striking yellow Iris that I have been trying to identify for a few years. I think that clinches it for me! I saw a photo on a yellow thread somewhere recently, that said Ola Kala, so I went to the database and there it was! The same slightly dog eared falls, the rich orange gold longish beard, and the perky standards. Tall and late and fragrant, reminding me of Yukon Fever.
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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
Mar 20, 2016 7:21 AM CST
Exciting, isn't it Nora? Mine came from my Dad -- who spotted that brilliant yellow in a neighbor's yard, and stopped in to ask if she had any rhizomes to spare. She did, and she did. Smiling My goodness -- that was fifty years ago. And mine was just identified in the past year or two!! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
Birds Irises Daylilies Xeriscape
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HemNorth
Mar 20, 2016 2:01 PM CST
Thank you, Mary Ann, for your kind response. I do find it so rewarding to finally get it right, after searching for so many years for the correct identity. It endears one to the plant. One can really bond with it, appreciate it and thank it for letting you in on some of it's history!
I have a few more mystery Irises and Daylilies to work on. Rolling my eyes.
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
Mar 20, 2016 8:56 PM CST
Our motto: Never Give Up!!!! Big Grin
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])

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