Irises forum: What type of Iris is this?

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Name: nicole
MI (Zone 6a)
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nicole_anddime
Jun 8, 2016 2:34 PM CST
I have scoured the web, and best I can tell it is a combination.

Thing is, the lady I got them from said they were a rich dark purple in her yard.

Planted 2014; no blooms 2015
This year was the first :D
I love them! Really great experiance. I need to cut them but want to make sure I do it right! Thanks for your help :)




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Ok im still learning the site Smiling and not entirely sure how to respond individually lol. I added the 3rd photo per daisyl's request. It's the bezt I have right now I can get a better one tommorow. All of the other plants in the picture are the same Irises, 3 of them bloomed this year, the other two closer to my porch did not. I assumed this was due to the shade. There are tiger lillies also coming up with the Irises, as you can see I severely misjudged how big they were going to get ha! Also mixex in by surprise are American Blue Eyed Grass ( which I literally just identified )

Thanks for the other responses Smiling I did check the Iris forums here which made me think it was a combination.

They are tall however I really am terrible at judging the height. I am 5'1 and they come up to my hips, much like my 3 yr old. :)

Thanks again for the responses, Im looking forward to growing with you guys 😊

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 8, 2016 3:57 PM CST
Hi Nicole and Welcome! to NGA

Can you add one more photo showing the whole plant?

Daisy
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 8, 2016 6:53 PM CST
It is a bearded iris
Maybe tall looks like a possibly historic (old type)

We have an iris forum here with very knowledgeable people they may be able to give it a name.
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all else is just existing.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 8, 2016 7:06 PM CST
You may also want to visit the Iris Forum to find out the best care for your plant also,

http://garden.org/forums/view/irises/
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 8, 2016 8:51 PM CST
It's possibly Gracchus? There are a few that look like this one and the standards don't appear the right color. Let me look a bit more and I'll get back with you.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 8, 2016 9:38 PM CST
I'm not having any luck finding anything for you. I would head on over the iris forum and ask the experts. Thumbs up
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 9, 2016 7:59 AM CST
I was looking through the historic thread and looks a lot like Gypsy Queen
but I am no iris expert and so many look a like. Shrug!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 9, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Gypsy Queen starts with the standards kind of a light brown and changes to yellow. Did yours do that?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 9, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Check out MTB's too as it looks like it has the smaller bloom size associated with Miniature Tall Bearded iris. And a lot of those have the stripes/veining on the falls such as your has.
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Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
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cbelt1
Jun 9, 2016 10:13 PM CST
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 10, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Looks like an historic, not MTB to me.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 10, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Do some looking around on this site :http://irisparadise.com/Iris/index.htm
there is an "English" button, to make it easier. I'm sure it's a Historic, and I'll bet you can find some here that are close.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 11, 2016 10:57 AM CST
I fixed your link, Arlyn. The colon needed a space between it and the link.

http://irisparadise.com/Iris/en/index.htm

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