Irises forum: Landgraefin Elisabeth

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Sep 2, 2011 2:04 PM CST
I just added LANDGRAEFIN ELISABETH to the database over in the Irises Cubit and posted these pictures. I held off doing this because I was worried that it was not the right plant, but I have now become convinced that it is correct. I was expecting a pink iris and when it bloomed it was more purple toned -- really pretty, though! But I reread the description in the Superstition catalog and it describes the standards as light creamy wine and the falls as wine red with a creamy wine colored border. Plus I looked at the picture in the Iris WIKI and added mine, and they're all basically the same. It is from Europe, and it's very ruffled. Love it!

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Sep 2, 2011 2:15 PM CST
Good to have many places to double check.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Sep 2, 2011 5:53 PM CST

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It still gets me that you Hybridizers are willing to tear a beautiful thing like that up. What willpower.
Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Sep 2, 2011 11:35 PM CST


What a gorgeous ruffled beauty that is Betty!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Sep 3, 2011 7:08 AM CST
O M G!!
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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Sep 3, 2011 8:50 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Absolutely gorgeous!

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