Plant ID forum: Iris 'Wabash' or 'Bright Hour'; or something else?

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Name: Tropicalover
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tropicalover
Mar 29, 2012 7:12 AM CST

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A friend sent me this iris a few years ago, she wasn't sure of the name but thought it was "Cycles" I have just found out that it is not. Would anyone have ideas what the name is? It is a very fast grower in zone 5a. The woman had told me it is an old heirloom that her grandmother had. The colors are very vibrant and it multiplies very quickly! Thanks to anyone that could give me help on this one.
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JRsbugs
Mar 29, 2012 8:04 AM CST
I know I'm not supposed to try naming Iris, however, take a look at Wabash.

http://www.oldhousegardens.com/display.aspx?cat=iris&page=2
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Mar 29, 2012 8:56 AM CST

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Looks like a match, a popular historic. Here is our own database entry, which I always like to promote and send people to! Green Grin!
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Wabash')
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Mar 29, 2012 10:03 AM CST
Wabash has PBF, purple based foliage. Does yours have that?

Now look at the 3rd iris down in this link. The triplets. That is Bright Hour. Can you tell the difference between that and Wabash?

http://cindydyer.wordpress.com/tag/spring/
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 29, 2012 11:04 AM CST

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That is one beautiful blog!
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