Irises forum: Can anyone ID this iris?

Views: 232, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 11, 2016 1:32 PM CST
It grows just 24 inches tall, is blooming presently (MA--zone 6A), has small blooms, little or no odor. They are very hardy in my garden. At the base of the stems/leaves there is a slight maroon color.
Thumb of 2016-06-11/Cayuga/a995ba


Thumb of 2016-06-11/Cayuga/e5b0f5

I did try to use the iris search feature but I came up with nada. Part of the problem may be that I am a neophyte & do not know what most of the terms mean.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
Jun 11, 2016 1:50 PM CST
It's obviously an historic, I'm guessing some of the historic buffs will have a few possibilities for you to check out.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

caitlinsgarden
Jun 12, 2016 8:36 AM CST

Tristram?
http://www.bluebirdhavenirisgarden.com/siteV2/tbCatalog/pics...
[Last edited by caitlinsgarden - Jun 12, 2016 8:37 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1180129 (3)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
Jun 12, 2016 10:10 AM CST
At 24 inches, and with small blooms, it could be a MTB as well as a historic. I say this because there are a lot of MTB's with that sort of veining on the falls. AND yes, lots of historics have that too.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 12, 2016 8:53 PM CST
Thanks @tveguy3 @Lestv and @Caitlinsgarden , I think it might be Tristram! Another ATP member has offered to send me a piece of her Tristram for comparison sake. I love this website, or more accurately the great gardeners on this site!

@Lestv, the plant is actually taller. I initially measured the stand I have growing along our driveway. The soil there is not great, it gets hot & dry from the blacktop. I measured my second stand growing in better conditions & the iris is taller, more like 27".
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
Jun 13, 2016 2:35 AM CST
You will have to tell us what you find out after the test plant blooms.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"