Irises forum: Anyone know what this iris is? It's a tough one, a NOID.

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DoubleDogDare
Feb 24, 2016 10:50 AM CST

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DoubleDogDare
Feb 24, 2016 10:56 AM CST
More info: This iris was found at an abandoned property in Colchester, VT.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 25, 2016 10:51 AM CST
It is unique looking, you might get a good idea browsing the HIPS gallery. Could easily be an escaped seedling at the cemetery too.
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CLUSIANA
Feb 26, 2016 3:35 AM CST
To me this iris is 'Confetti' (Schreiner 1949) without any doubt. (as I already mentoned it on the HIPS FB page). i agree with Gemini about the 'unique looking'
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 26, 2016 4:40 AM CST
gemini_sage said: Could easily be an escaped seedling at the cemetery too.


Neal, 'escaped seedling', too funny. I think the rascals are running amok in our southern gardens and we are trying to tie them in with a family just because we see a family resemblance. LOL
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 26, 2016 7:07 AM CST
LOL Bonnie, my first thought was "sounds just like people in the south!"

Clusiana, good call! Thumbs up It does indeed look like Confetti.
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CLUSIANA
Feb 26, 2016 2:47 PM CST
I reached the ID after a thorough research Gemini but I am not growing the iris. I think that it would be nice that Henhouse came over to give us her opinion. Very interesting plicata anyway. Thank you for your above comments.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 26, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Good idea! @Henhouse Sherry, what are your thoughts?
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 27, 2016 12:23 AM CST
The patterning looks the same, but the color looks wrong next to my pictures... but that could be lighting, camera, age of blooms etc.. My pictures show some variation.. I love the form of the scapes..It's very graceful, and full of flowers.

The first picture is of a fresh bloom in the evening. The other two were taken in the morning.
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CLUSIANA
Feb 28, 2016 4:29 AM CST
Thank you Henhouse. I noticed the same difference of colors with the photo first posted compared to one I had in my personal files. For more information this is the dscriptions of 'Confetti' in Whitelegg UK 1958 catalogue
Confetti (M) (Schreiner, 1949), a beautiful velvety pink plicata. Creamy background, stippled and feathered with bright pink. Well branched, and of heavy substance. 31/2 ft.
Some other descriptions are listing this iris EM. Is yours bloomng early or in mid season? Does this description match your iris? It would be interesting to check the height during the next season! .

Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 29, 2016 1:35 AM CST
Clusiana, In USDA zone 9b in 2014, it bloomed in early April, and in 2015, mid-April (E-M to Mid). I measured it's maiden bloom in 2014 at 38" (tallest bloom, not an average), and didn't get around to measuring last year. In my garden, I've found many that do not measure up to their registered height. The rest of the description seems to fit with mine. The one outstanding feature to me is it's stately elegance. It looks like an arrangement of flowers. I never did get a picture of it that I felt did the form justice. It's very elegant.
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CLUSIANA
Feb 29, 2016 6:14 AM CST
Henhouse
Some years ago I bought 'Skatng Party' a border bearded iris normally measuring 85 cm and the first year the iris was measuring 120 cm. Much taller then. The growth and height went back to normal the following years. In fact I dont know why some irises are beginning to grow taller or shorter than they should be. That happened most of the time in my garden with modern irises but some oldies take time to settle too and to reach height mentioned in the description. i perfectly understand what you mean by 'stately elegance'. I get the same feeling with some irises which draw your attention at first sight with their striking beauty, balance of the plant and arrangement of the flowers. 'Even if I do not grow 'Confetti' the photo of the flower itself is showing such elegance. It is the kind of iris you think straight away when looking closer at it 'I must have' (:))
At this period of time (around the fifties) you could find many plicata of the same type but 'Confetti' appears to have something more, very special, an 'added value' and if I may, I am wondering sometimes why some nuggets of the past either remain unknown from the iris world either are not spread enough in the gardens. Focusing on French irises I cannot resist to grow them, both for preservation and their beauty, as great achievement of an hybridizer, no matter of their origin or to the rank that an iris can have in the hybridization history. .When you are having a garden and not a field you have to make up decisions with a drastic choice.
Regarding photography I encountered the same difficulty to get what I see. On that point I think that the best way to really appreciate an iris is to see it in person. I agree with you, some are difficult to shot ; By the way,, the more you like it, the more you will find difficult to get the right shots.
Thank you for your comments and information. I like the way you are speaking about irises.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 29, 2016 11:39 AM CST
CLUSIANA said: By the way,, the more you like it, the more you will find difficult to get the right shots.
Thank you for your comments and information. I like the way you are speaking about irises.


Hahaha! How very true!

Thank-you.. I think we all do a better job speaking about something we love and are passionate about...
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CLUSIANA
Feb 29, 2016 12:15 PM CST
I agree

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