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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Sep 26, 2015 8:04 PM CST
Can anyone help me with these? I had a very nice woman send them to me because she was wanting to trade for an iris I had she was looking for. She sent them to me but they have no names. I figured I would give it a shot to see if anyone else had these and had some idea of what they were.
Thanks! Jen
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3.Thumb of 2015-09-27/Boxergirl/329787
4.Thumb of 2015-09-27/Boxergirl/9cdcec
5.Thumb of 2015-09-27/Boxergirl/2379ec. Maybe smoke rings?

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lovemyhouse
Sep 26, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Think the first one will be the most difficult, but seems to me as if I have seen the rest on the threads this year. I know some of the experienced folk will chime in. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with. Smiling
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Sep 26, 2015 8:16 PM CST
#3 looks like Aggressively Forward. #2 looks a little like Cupid's Arrow but not as wide and ruffled.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Sep 26, 2015 8:26 PM CST
Think you nailed number 3 Jane.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 26, 2015 9:50 PM CST
It is certainly by Sterling Innerst. Check with Greg. He has many of his irises.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Sep 26, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Pink Attraction, Prissy Miss, the pink ones will be hard, lots of pinks...
Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Sep 27, 2015 1:13 AM CST
I agree that number 3 looks like Aggressively Forward. I think number 2 might be Change Of Pace. The only concern I have is that your photo shows more purple in the beard, but that could be local conditions and also the camera angle.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 27, 2015 3:42 AM CST
I thought of Change of Pace too for the second one
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Here's mine, but the beard looks wrong.
Here's my Aggressively Forward.


There are many like this one though, so you will have to do a test.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 27, 2015 8:07 AM CST
I sure like Aggressively Forward -- why do I not have that one? Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 27, 2015 9:24 AM CST
It's name is misleading, it's a pretty wimpy grower for me. I've had it many years and still only have a couple rhizomes of it.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 27, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Good to know -- thanks!! I have something like it:

Thumb of 2015-09-27/Muddymitts/4ca0b1 A NOID -- the standards look more gold than yellow, though...........

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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Sep 27, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Hmmmm -- mine looks a lot like Greg's picture of Exactitude:

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 27, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Well -- maybe not. Greg's is more ruffly -- and doesn't have the fall stripe going all the way to the edge of the petal.................. Sighing! Will I never know which Iris mine is????
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 27, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Keep growing Innerst irises & you will.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Sep 27, 2015 10:57 AM CST
I'm not acquainted with Innerst irises (must check my plant list)
so I'd like to know what there is about the irises in the photos that
mark them as Innerst? What characteristics? (and after checking, I see that
I have 3 of his: Sue Zee, Smart. and Black-Suited.)
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Sep 27, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Some of his irises grow well for me and some will not thrive. ???
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Sep 27, 2015 11:17 AM CST
Mary Ann - Exactitude is pretty bright when it opens, then fades a little bit, but the spot on the falls stays more yellow than yours. Mine has a centerline.




Yours could be Tennessee Gentleman, the falls are paler, and the flowers larger than Exactitude, and has a centerline too:

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Sep 27, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Jen - 5 does look like pictures I have seen of Smoke Rings. Mary Ann should know. Mine hasn't bloomed yet.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 27, 2015 11:58 AM CST
It looks like Smoke Rings to me!

Leslie -- I think Tennessee Gentleman has more white on the fall. Mine has a wider border of maroon -- kind of crowds the white. Don't you think?
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Sep 27, 2015 12:09 PM CST
True, yours has a wider band. Yours is too dark to be Ominous Stranger... there sure are a lot of iris in this color category!
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