Irises forum: Old iris

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 15, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Solved as Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Crimson King') Thank you all.

I think this is a very old iris but not sure really. It always blooms in Feb. usually the only iris blooming then. The petals a like tissue paper and they all flop down or over like falls at the least provocation. Any one know the name?
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Feb 15, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Looks like the iris Japanesque. I may have misspelled it
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Feb 15, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Nope, not that. Not even close. Good luck identifying Blinking
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 15, 2016 9:27 PM CST
It is a bearded iris. Perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 15, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Leslieray, some of the experts will chime in (which I am definitely not Hilarious! ), and it might help them if you know how tall it gets and the approximate bloom size. Also, does the foliage have a purple base? Sometimes that helps to eliminate incorrect ones.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 15, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Crimson King?
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irisfan
Feb 15, 2016 10:01 PM CST
looks like Crimson King to me!




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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Feb 15, 2016 10:09 PM CST
I thought Crimson King originally with the white beard. My lighting matches up a little too.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
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Cuzz4short
Feb 15, 2016 10:11 PM CST
These buds match close too

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 15, 2016 10:14 PM CST
Yes yes Crimson King! Very old. Much thanks. It is everywhere here so thick they dig it out and throw hundreds of them away. Still there easy to spot all over blooming with the Daffodils.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 15, 2016 10:22 PM CST
It's a vigorous grower and a very early bloomer. I really like it.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 15, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Very very early which is very nice to have.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 15, 2016 10:34 PM CST
I have a neighbor with it. I have to look to see if theirs are ready to bloom. I was promised some this spring.

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creativeclover
Feb 17, 2016 2:38 PM CST
I think it's crimson king
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arilbred
Feb 20, 2016 4:05 AM CST
Y'all know this is how you get that noid you can't ID right? People apply these guested names to plants. I spend 4 or 5 hours a day looking at photos of iris and I can't positively ID it. I suspect one someone mentioned but not the one y'all have settled on the only way to ID is side beside growth cause there are a hundred that match this disruption. Please don't apply that name to your iris without growing them side beside.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 21, 2016 7:58 PM CST
It had been previously ID'd but I could not remember it. When it was mentioned I recognized the name. They have been growing in the cemetery long enough for dozens of 20 by 20 foot plots to be jam packed with just this one iris. Many have since been thinned and thousands tossed. We have a constant flow of Master Gardeners, Rosarians, Garden Clubs and experts on a wide variety of plants from near and far. Lots of advise available from all quarters. Appreciate it all. Thank you for yours. I tip my hat to you.
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