Irises forum: Let's See Some Historics

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Apr 30, 2015 11:24 PM CST
I've got a bunch blooming now..

'Blue Shimmer'
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'Father Rigney'
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'Loreley'
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'Buttercup Bower'
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'Lula Marguerite'
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One of the Historic beds.
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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
May 1, 2015 4:58 AM CST
I love historics. My Tea Rose, 1942, has a bloom stalk. Now if only the weather will not interfere
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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
May 1, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Sooo, you twisted my arm!!
Aurifero

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Dauntless

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Gracchus

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Dolly Madison

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Mady Carriere

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NOID Clump

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There are more, A LOT more but I have to go kill weeds!! Thumbs up
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
May 1, 2015 10:04 AM CST
We used to grow Buttercup Bower before we moved here 40 years ago. I was very fond of it. I bought some historic median last year & worried about them all winter.
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
May 1, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Love them all. I have very few, but have ordered some more (and older ones than these too).

Sultan's Palace
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and Immortality
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 1, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Most everything here have been MDB's, or SDB's, so far....but Elizabeth Huntington opened today (aka "crepe paper iris', or "Blue Zua")


Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 1, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Thumb of 2015-05-02/janielouy/b89532 I have heard this one called Iris Germanica and other names. I think someone queried this before. It is much prettier than this picture and about 26" tall max although some much shorter. I know it is historic. I have been trying to ID it.

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
May 1, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Arlyn, I have seen pictures of the crepe paper iris, but are the falls really soft and thin like crepe paper or are they stiffer?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
May 1, 2015 9:50 PM CST
Jane,
It appears to be Iris Germanica, named by Linneaus in 1753. Mine also is about 26-27" with leaves about 15-17", fairly early, but of yellow on beard in throat. See http://www.missouriplants.com/Bluealt/Iris_germanica_page.ht... for good write-up on it. My colors below are not as dark as the real thing.

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
May 2, 2015 12:24 AM CST
Arlyn, do you grow 'Cherie'? It's very crepe papery for me this year.. In last year's pictures, it doesn't seem as pronounced.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 2, 2015 7:08 AM CST
They seem pretty 'soft " to me ,Leslie....so 'substance wise', I'd say they feel 'crepe papery" Sticking tongue out .

I do grow Cherie, sherry, but it was planted last year, so as yet, I haven't seen a bloom....I'll be sure to check on it !

I actuall was "supposed" to have both Zua, AND Elizabeth Huntington.....but they BOTH turnrd out to be "EH"....so I'll have to hunt for Zua for next year ! I wanted both, for my 'sport" bed.
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
May 2, 2015 8:32 AM CST
These are the historics I have the most of, mostly because they are very good growers, and have been in the ground here for decades.

Quaker Lady - I have a large clump about to pop!
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Acoma
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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 2, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Nice clump shot!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
May 2, 2015 10:27 AM CST
I agree
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 2, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Thanks, Dave from PA, for the good reference that perfectly matches my Iris Germanica flower. It is the first to bloom for me and it keeps increasing. Can't believe it is that old - wow! If you love historics, it is one to have as it heralds the blooming season every year.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 2, 2015 11:07 AM CST
I have it and it's awesome.
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
May 4, 2015 7:02 AM CST
First to bloom this year, planted last year-Lucky Doris [1981, Lutz].


Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 4, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Nice one, Dave ! Thumbs up


Red Orchid (J. Sass, 1935)
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
May 4, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Lenna M was one of the very early pink SDBs. The modern ones took a lot of work to originate.
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
May 4, 2015 11:36 AM CST
Like Red Orchid!
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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