Irises forum: Iris ID? Please

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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Hi, first of all, sorry for the pic quality. I was going to take better but the snails got the blooms before I could get back out after the rain
The first pic is from a trade and it is 'Cascadian Rhythm' ?

The second pic if from the cemetery where my gf is. A coulsin planted it years ago but no record of name
Thanks for any help Smiling



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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Should I have posted this in Plant ID? If so, I apologize and will in the future
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Jun 14, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Welcome to the iris group, Jolana. This is a great place to post iris 'stuff' as it will be sure to be seen by iris growers and lovers. If you have any information about the iris like its height, beard color, bloom time - early, middle, late, etc., it would help to narrow your search down a bit. Do you have any idea how old the iris is?
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Thank you so much.
The one from trade has been in a pot for a bit, I saw it in a pot last year, lol, I don't know how tall it would be in ground. It was blooming in May when I got it. I might have to wait till next year for that. I was told it was 'Carafe Chablis' but it doesn't quite look like the pix but I am not an expert, lol

The one from GF's cemetery was 3.5 ft tall and very, very crowded from when I saw it last year and that is in West Texas and that bloom was in May also

I only have ten irises but I dearly love them. I had to quit buying them because at our previous place, it was rural and there were 400 times more gophers than cows and horses, lol and they loved iris rhizomes very much, although I was told they didn't wat them, lol
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 14, 2015 10:56 AM CST
It's hardtop really see it very well in your picture, but check out some pics of "Amas" for the cemetery iris. It also seems to look a little like some of the I. germanica clones. Another year, and the chance for some more pictures will help with a possible I.D.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 14, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I agree with Arlyn. It would require a better photo of several angles including the beard. Arlyn is our expert. smiles
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Thanks to you two. I will definitely get better pix next year! Thanks again
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 14, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Well, Arlyn's a LONG way from being an expert at ANYTHING, let alone iris ID.....but I do "try" a lot ! Keep in mind, that for ID photos, you want to see the 'whole" flower", and all it's "parts". So, one showing the whole stalk, with the "branches", and buds. One of the bloom "from the side "( much as the one of your "cemetery" iris") , will show how much "flare" the falls have. One "face on" to the falls.like this:
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gives a good idea of the shape of the falls....long and skinny, rounded, oval shaped, fiddle shaped...whatever.
One of the beard, and haft area will make the reticulatins (those "squiggly lines") easy to see, exactly how the beard is shaped, and colored.

One "straight down", like this:
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shows the color and shape of the "style arm area.
and it all helps ! Then, when you THINK you have nailed down a 'possible".....we can move on to the next steps in the process.

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UndertheSun
Jun 14, 2015 1:29 PM CST
Welcome Jolana! Welcome!
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Thank you Arlyn, those are great tips and I have written them down and put them in next years calendar
So helpful!!

Thank you Rob, I appreciate it and I am very glad to be here
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 14, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Hi Jolana -- Welcome! to our Iris forum. We're glad you're here, and hope you decide to stick around. We have a lot of fun!! Big Grin
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 14, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Hi Mary Ann, thank you so much, I am so glad to be here
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 15, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Welcome! Jolana. I am new to iris and this forum has been very helpful to me.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 15, 2015 7:30 AM CST
Jolana -- is that an Aussie in your avatar pic?
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 15, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Thank you Cindy, I can't wait to get help, LOL

Mary Ann it was an Aussie, so funny I just changed it to my other baby before I came to the iris forum
There are so many forums here, it takes awhile to get to them
Do you have aussies

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 16, 2015 6:57 AM CST
Nope -- only have had one. She's been gone for awhile, but she was a great dog. Also appreciating the Collie. We've had one of those too!! Green Grin!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
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froggardener
Jun 16, 2015 7:19 AM CST
I've seen a few collie avatars here, so sweet
Ray, our Aussie is the first one we have had, we always have had collies with the exception of a collie/aussie mix, HAHAHA
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
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 16, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Collies are wonderful dogs! Lovey dubby
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jun 17, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Welcome Jolana. Enjoy the iris forum. Maybe some have ideas for ridding your area of gophers-gopher pie, stew, fox food?

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