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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 10, 2012 6:23 AM CST
These are unknowns.
First one is a white with what appears to be a very light blue veining when it first opens.


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Second one is the purples that are in overabundance here and I've been thankful to find
homes for nearly all the ones I've dug up so far.


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Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 10, 2012 7:18 AM CST
So pretty. Both obviously historics. So regal looking.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 10, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Found another one this morning that opened but brrrrrrrrrrrr it is cold outside today and very windy here.

I got this more than 5 years ago. Planted it but didn't like its location so moved it 2 years later and it took off.
I plan to divide this one later in the season as it is getting too big for the spot it is in. I would say it is only about
16 inches to 18 inches in height, smaller blooms than some of the others I have but still a pleasing color. Seems like
the stalks are shorter this year. Possibly the weather?


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Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
May 10, 2012 7:42 AM CST
I'm going to say probably the weather, as it sure looks happy and well grown.

Lovely!
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 10, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Polly: Someone suggested to me that the first one is Florentina. I googled it and came up with this Iris site. It is a match for mine so at least I know now what it is. Your spot on for historical daylilies.
http://historiciris.blogspot.com/2009/03/iris-florentina.htm...

The second one they thought could be Kochii? But I haven't found a good photo match yet. But then again, purples are so similar they start to all look the same. Confused

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
May 10, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Julia, that site is run by Terry Johnson of New Zealand. He is a member on Cubits, and a friend of mine. I post the site quite often when he has new postings. It's quite something! Glad you found it.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 10, 2012 8:50 PM CST
They look good!
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 19, 2012 5:15 PM CST
Another one blooming. It has 36 inch stalks and the blooms are huge. I have a clump of them near our sidewalk.

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Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 19, 2012 9:06 PM CST
Very pretty!

Betty
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 20, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Beautiful! And I just love that historic white! ~Jan

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