Irises forum: This doesn't look like anything I ordered, but it's beautiful!

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Name: Angie
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BookerC1
Apr 23, 2012 8:54 PM CST
This just opened by my front door today, and I can't for the life of me figure out what it is! I did order 38 new iris last year, and labeled them religiously as I planted them, but we had a new roof put on last fall and I found a nice neat little pile of my zinc plant labels by my front door when the roofers left. This doesn't seem to match ANY of the iris I ordered, though. Any idea what it could be? It has really unusual horns (I think that is what they are called?), which may narrow it down a little.

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Would it be helpful if I listed what I DID order? I looked back through the invoices and all the pictures, and this doesn't look anything like ANY of them!
Name: Betty
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Betja
Apr 23, 2012 10:11 PM CST
Who did you order from? If they have a catalog you might find this one there. It's definitely a space-ager -- with spoons, I think -- either spoons or flounces.

Betty
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL (Zone 5a)
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BookerC1
Apr 23, 2012 10:50 PM CST
Most were through sales here and on Cubit's. I ordered a bunch from the PNW Iris sale, some from Enid's Iris, and then a wonderful Cubits member sent me a big box of named iris. That complicates things, doesn't it? I planted this one in a very prominent location, right by my front steps, so I know it wasn't one of the "no ID" ones.

I've been doing a little research tonight on Space Agers, and am still confused on the difference between horns and spoons. I haven't even run across the term 'flounces' yet. I still have so much to learn! I know my chances of getting any definitely ID are next to nil, but I'd sure love to have an idea what it might be!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 24, 2012 6:24 AM CST
'horns' are usually short & even if long are pointed. Most spoons are long & look like they have a small one at the tip. 'Flounces' are just that & IMO are messy & detract from the flower.
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL (Zone 5a)
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BookerC1
Apr 24, 2012 11:56 AM CST
So the ones in the pic above would be spoons? What would be an example of one with flounces?
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 24, 2012 2:12 PM CST
Flounces are like spoons but wider and often ruffled. I, like Lucy, am not crazy for spoons and flounces but I say that knowing we all like different things. Some one told me once that if we all liked the same thing all men would want to marry the same woman. That wouldn't be good. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Angie
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BookerC1
Apr 24, 2012 3:02 PM CST
LOL Paul, no that wouldn't be good, would it? Hilarious!

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