Irises forum: Iris identification help

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Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Lbsmitty
Jun 23, 2016 11:07 AM CST
Hello,
I am new to garden.org and need help with identifying an iris. It blooms early in Michigan and may be a border bearded iris as it is medium sized height.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 23, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Hi Lindsay. Do you have any more photos of the iris? Perhaps a close up of the beard? How tall is it approximately. It looks lovely and perhaps someone here can come up with some matches to consider.
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Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
Jun 24, 2016 9:09 AM CST
I don't have any more photos, but will take some next year when they bloom again. I cut down the stalks already, but most leaves measure around or just under 2 feet.

caitlinsgarden
Jun 24, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Eleanor Roosevelt maybe? It is an IB, in the database here, and said to bloom in concrete (LOL!)
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 24, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Welcome! Lindsay ! I don't think the beards / haft markings are right for "Eleanor". Your noid seems to have VERY white beards and reticulations,.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jun 25, 2016 1:16 AM CST
Eleanor has blue tipped beards.
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caitlinsgarden
Jun 25, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Where did you get it? You can do a data base search based on certain qualities, such a WHITE beard - purple standards and falls. One similar historic is Rose Marie by Cayeux. You can also check the photo gallery at historiciris.org
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
Jun 25, 2016 9:25 AM CST
I got it from a friend whose house was foreclosed. I am nurturing many plants to hopefully give back one day when my friend is "back on his feet again." He didn't know what it was. It was there when he bought the place. Thanks for the tip. I'll try a search.

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