Irises forum: Surprise Iris!

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Cynthia59P
May 9, 2016 5:28 PM CST
I just have to share with you what I found in my iris bed today! I did not plant this and I suspect that a bee took the pollen from the dark purple iris and placed it on the light lavender iris that surrounds this one. You can see the light lavender iris just to the right and in the background. I absolutely love it!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 9, 2016 5:38 PM CST
It is a beauty. Smiling
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West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 9, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Oh gosh! Lovey dubby
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tveguy3
May 9, 2016 6:20 PM CST
That's cool! I had two surprises this year. I noticed that half of my clump of Casper's Shadow is very different. Must have been a seed that grew and finally decided to bloom this year. The same thing is true of Gizmo the Gremlin, had two blooms open that are different then the parent.

Casper on the right, impostor on the left.
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Gizmo is the darker ones on the bottom of the picture, the impostors are the lighter colored ones at the top of the picture.
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Now I have to make sure I get them moved out of there.
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Zazinnia
May 9, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Cynthia59P said:I just have to share with you what I found in my iris bed today! I did not plant this and I suspect that a bee took the pollen from the dark purple iris and placed it on the light lavender iris that surrounds this one. You can see the light lavender iris just to the right and in the background. I absolutely love it!
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It is a beauty!! What is the daylily in your avatar? It is delicious!
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Cynthia59P
May 9, 2016 7:13 PM CST
Thanks! My avatar is Electric Mist.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
May 9, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Love the surprise!! That's just flat out stunning!!
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Wow, what a beauty!!
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Muddymitts
May 9, 2016 8:15 PM CST
How cool is that? Congratulations!!!!
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