Irises forum: sbd id

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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May 11, 2015 5:52 PM CST
I have these cute little ones blooming now the only problem I don't know Who they
are. Maybe y'all can help :)

Thumb of 2015-05-11/Shannon/52b3a8 Could this be Dark Crystal ?

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Any ideas I'm all ears!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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May 11, 2015 9:56 PM CST
I think that Dark Chrystal purple extends all the way to the edge of the falls. Go to & click on the iris encyclopedia for it. It is at the bottom on the left.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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May 12, 2015 5:10 AM CST
This is my Dark Crystal.

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Name: Tom
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May 12, 2015 6:41 AM CST
Debra got her Dark Crystal from me, and see the difference in how location changes things. Her's seems to have a lighter edge, and I don't see that as much on mine.

Another reason that pictures are not an accurate way to determine cultivars. It's only a part of the process.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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May 12, 2015 6:45 AM CST
I have some to suggest but it would really be wild guesses not knowing if they are SDB's or MDB's and if color in photos are correct. And like Tom said color and pattern will slightly vary from different regions. The third one is a bi-color and easier to narrow down that way.
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