Plant ID forum: Iris id 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 11:20 AM CST
Hi,
I've had these irises for years and bluntly put...hate them. I picked them up from the curb with a free iris sign. I want to id them to help get rid of them. They bloom about mid season and are an historic variety. Any help is appreciated.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Lovey dubby They sure are beautiful! Sighing! I wish pretty Irises like that would grow here in Florida.

I don't know a thing about Iris but I'll submit a proposal to move this thread over to the Plant Identification forum to see if anyone who watches that forum might recognize them and be able to offer an exact cultivar name.
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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 12:12 PM CST
Thanks. I'm just learning about the forums. I'll make use of the other forum. I appreciate your help.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2016 12:13 PM CST
Lindsay, you are very welcome and I know you will love this site ... we have so many wonderful and knowledgeable gardeners who are always willing to share advice, etc.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 23, 2016 12:20 PM CST
A few possibilities spring to mind but some questions first. When does it bloom? How tall is it? Can we have pictures of the throat? Does the base have purple foliage?
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 1:20 PM CST
Hi,
They have finished blooming to get a good pic of the throat. Shucks. But, they do have purple at the base. I took the pic on May 29th which is early compared to my tall bearded iris for Michigan. They measure 23in. to 3 feet. The 3 foot ones are getting in an increasingly shady spot and are reaching for the sun.
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jun 23, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Lindsay, they are so pretty to me. One idea...you could list them in the plant trading forum and maybe trade for something that you do love. Hurray! Win/win!! Sorry I cant help with id.
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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
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Zencat
Jun 23, 2016 2:18 PM CST
Could be I. germanica or a few others. Great idea to sell/trade them if you don't want them. Perhaps a neighbor would?
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 23, 2016 2:20 PM CST
Too pink for germanica now that I look closer.

Indian Chief or something similar?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2016 2:40 PM CST
For comparison: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Indian Chief')
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jun 23, 2016 2:53 PM CST
I have those same iris, too. Mine are short also 24 inches. I always thought Indian chief, but recently was told they are too short to be Indian chief. I would also love to know their name! Many blessings to everyone!
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
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Zencat
Jun 23, 2016 4:52 PM CST
BTW, I love those with the Tradescantia. Lovey dubby
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jun 25, 2016 1:25 AM CST
Indian Chief has a "wire edge" on the standards and also a netting kind of pattern.. It's a vigorous grower, and prolific bloomer. This picture sort of shows both.
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and here's a clump shot..
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jun 25, 2016 1:32 AM CST
You might want to look at 'Dauntless' too..
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dauntless')
http://www.historiciris.org/listings/dauntless-2/
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