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Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
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jakedasnake89
Mar 17, 2012 1:35 PM CST
Never have posted here before, I normally mosey around the daylily forums here or on cubits. Anyhow I got my first iris blooms today during our overcast weather. I know nothing about irises and this plant was a gift from my dad so I have no ID. They truly are beautiful flowers, I may take another road aside from daylillies and gardening.


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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 17, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Glad to see you. Your iris is an historic one, proably a form of I. pallida. Nice to have family plants.
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
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jakedasnake89
Mar 17, 2012 3:26 PM CST
I agree!
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 17, 2012 4:24 PM CST
Hi, welcome! A very pretty purple. Definitely an oldie.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 17, 2012 5:32 PM CST
Wecome Jake, My what brilliant color set off by that white beard. Must be some one who knows it's name among the historic iris lovers. Good luck. Tom
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Mar 17, 2012 11:18 PM CST
Welcome Jake - great group of folks here ~Jan
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
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jakedasnake89
Mar 17, 2012 11:33 PM CST
Thanks ya'll! My dad sent me them last summer/fall and they just took off. It was very neat to see them bloom today for the first time. Like I mentioned, I don't know anything about irises but now I am guessing I have a historic bearded purple one lol. Yay! more than I knew this morning Big Grin

Thanks again for the warm welcome!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 18, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Welcome! Jake! And please don't be a stranger over here. Our iris season is just beginning!

Betty
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Mar 19, 2012 9:14 AM CST

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Welcome Jake , agree with Lucy on historic form for sure, and yeah we are just beginning to show our colors. Mine will be later because today we to have my worker and it is snowing. So another no go day for sure.

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Mar 19, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Jake-Does it smell? Slight musky? Pronounced? Pleasant?

I will go look at my pictures. "Indian Hills" comes to mind.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Mar 19, 2012 6:05 PM CST
I do not think it is "Indian Hills". They look similar, but yours has a larger "haft" area and the beard is more fluffy than Indian Hills. Yours also has a prominant "stripe" 9actally veining) from the beard to the end of the Falls that Indian Hills does not have.


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It could be if it smells right!
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
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jakedasnake89
Mar 19, 2012 6:56 PM CST
Greg, after reading this I went out and smelled it. I can't say it really has a smell at all but then it has been raining last couple days, don't know if that has an effect on it. It smelt clean if I had to put a description of it. Hope that helps Smiling
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Mar 19, 2012 7:18 PM CST
Indian Hills is very distinctive and VERY pronounced. You can smell it a long distance off if there are enough in the clump. So I would think it is definitely not Indian Hills.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Mar 20, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Jake, I have to warn you, Iris are addicting. And this group of folks here, they are all a bunch of very friendly, very knowledgeable, ENABLERS. Whistling

3 years ago, I started off with 3 iris that I purchased after seeing a Schreiners catalog. I now have 2 dedicated iris beds, and about 50 cultivars..... plus last fall, I planted a bunch more iris at our family cottage in western PA.

Just warnin' ya... ~Jan
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
Daylilies Region: Southwest Gardening
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jakedasnake89
Mar 20, 2012 3:56 PM CST
Smiling thanks for the warning Jan! It would be awesome to complement my daylilies with other flowers.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Mar 20, 2012 10:18 PM CST
I have learned that daylilies like more water than Tall Bearded Iris. A few years back, I planted a bunch of iris, then a bunch of daylilies in front of them, figuring that when the iris were done, the DL would be starting, and hide the iris foliage. It was great in theory, but I started having problems with the iris later in the summer when their water needs weren't as high, and the DL were.

So last year I dug up those beds, and put the iris in their own beds so I can control the water a bit better. I think Rita has them in mixed beds, but if I remember correctly, her property is terraced, and she has the iris and daylilies on different "levels". ~Jan
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
Daylilies Region: Southwest Gardening
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jakedasnake89
Mar 21, 2012 8:30 AM CST
Yep, I keep them seperated. Here in the valley our temps have reached 120 degrees so I water the daylilies everyday. The irises grow along the base of a nectarine tree and during the summer they get watered every few days.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Mar 21, 2012 7:24 PM CST
You are smarter than me, I had to figure it out the hard way!
Name: Jake
Surprise, AZ (Zone 9a)
Daylilies Region: Southwest Gardening
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jakedasnake89
Mar 22, 2012 10:27 PM CST
Nope just very lucky. I learned afterwards as I go.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
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philljm
Mar 24, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

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