Irises forum: Is this iris Loreley?

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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 7:39 PM CST
It grows about 20-24" tall, blooms in early June, is free of iris borer, never needs staking and is luminous in the late afternoon. It was given to me by a friend some 20 years ago who got it from her grandmother. Grandma had grown it for years. I suspect it is an old variety.
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 5, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Does it have a good perfume?
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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Yes it does. Stronger than the newer varieties, but not at all overpowering. Very pleasant.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 5, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Do you have any closer pictures of the bloom?
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 5, 2016 8:18 PM CST
It certainly is an older variety! And your picture is wonderful!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 5, 2016 8:43 PM CST
@Lestv I don't tonight, but can get one tomorrow & post it. I appreciate your help.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 5, 2016 8:47 PM CST
Thanks, I think it will really help make a more positive ID for you.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jun 6, 2016 12:25 AM CST
I'd say it looks like it is... What a glorious mass of blooms!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 6, 2016 4:12 AM CST
I'm quite sure it is. Here's mine.
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It will often have some of the fall's colors show up in some of the standards, and I see that in your picture. Also the standards are not always closed, and spread out a lot. Has a nice scent, and grows well with little tending.
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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 6, 2016 6:06 AM CST
@tveguy3 and @Lestv: ok, here are some close ups. Keep in mind these photo were taken this morning after a downpour last night. The flowers look a little the worse for the pounding.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 6, 2016 6:09 AM CST
Loreley Thumbs up
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 6, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Yup, that's our girl. Thumbs up
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 6, 2016 6:52 AM CST
I Concur! Smiling
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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 6, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Thanks all!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 6, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Late to respond, but looks like mine too. Thanks for the extra pics Cayuga!
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
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DaveinPA
Jun 6, 2016 4:12 PM CST
Have to agree, Loreley, a nice grower.

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