Ask a Question forum: Species Iris?? Old fashioned iris??

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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Hi,

A friend gave me this iris many years ago. It grew in her grandmother's yard. It is nothing special. No bells or whistles but it is actually one of my favorites. It does not seem susceptible to the scourge of iris borer, it grows merrily along, never needing staking, and it is surprisingly luminous in the early morning or late afternoon.

Does anyone know what it is?



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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 5, 2016 2:21 PM CST
It's lovely and possibly Loreley?
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Wow Zencat, you are good! I think you are right. & Loreley is an old iris: 1909. Sounds right. Thanks
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 5, 2016 7:01 PM CST
To be sure, you need to grow a known test plant next to it.
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Celia...a test plant? Buy an iris named Loreley & see if it looks the same?
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 5, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Yes, that's right. You need to look at size, shape, color, height etc to be sure. Basing an ID for an iris just on a picture is, unfortunately, not always enough.

Find a vendor who sells it or find someone who owns it and test out the theory. I have Loreley but I don't have enough to share yet. Would you be willing to go over and show your picture in the iris forum? There are some folks there who could give a better yes/no than my 90% certainty. Smiling
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 7:42 PM CST
I just took your advice & posted the question in the iris forum. Thanks.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 5, 2016 8:09 PM CST
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