Irises forum: Metallic overtones?

Views: 1068, Replies: 15 » Jump to the end
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Database Moderator
Image
eclayne
May 15, 2012 4:19 PM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

What is the name for the almost metallic looking flecks on some bearded? Is this common? Here's BB-Blackbeard.
Thumb of 2012-05-15/eclayne/24eefb
Evan
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
May 15, 2012 5:57 PM CST
I'm not sure, but I like it!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
KentPfeiffer
May 15, 2012 10:46 PM CST

Moderator

Diamond dusting. It's pretty common on modern iris, especially the lighter colored ones.
[Last edited by KentPfeiffer - May 15, 2012 10:48 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #258112 (3)
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 16, 2012 8:21 AM CST
I love that -- "diamond dusting"!! Lovey dubby Several of my Iris photographs clearly show this -- I wondered if all Irises have it, and I just hadn't noticed.................
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
May 16, 2012 8:23 AM CST
Not all--whites seem to have it more frequently, or we just notice it.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Database Moderator
Image
eclayne
May 16, 2012 8:51 AM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

Thanks Kent, Lucy. Took a magnifying glass out to look more closely. Any ideas if there's a species in the mix that has passed this down?
Evan
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
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
May 16, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Quite common on daylilies, too. Amazing, isn't it? Daylily hybridizers strive for it, I don't know if any of the iris hybridizers are.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
May 16, 2012 2:30 PM CST
They mention it if diamond dust is there.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 16, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Really Lucy? I never heard of it before this discussion. Of course, I don't get out much.................................. Rolling on the floor laughing
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Database Moderator
Image
eclayne
May 16, 2012 7:01 PM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

This photo by mattsmom shows it well.
Evan
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
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
May 16, 2012 7:52 PM CST
Sometime it's on the registration, Mary Ann. I don't see it registered much, though, especially on ones I know have it. Maybe Lucy is speaking of some other place they mention it.

I had a Jedlicka iris that I received as a bonus one year that was heavily diamond dusted. I will have to look up the name.

Here's a link to some nice pictures of diamond dusting:

http://cubits.org/irisforum/th...
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Database Moderator
Image
eclayne
May 16, 2012 8:14 PM CST

Plants Admin Emeritus

Here's Oblivion. Is this D Dusting? I was blaming pollen and having a difficult time getting a decent full sun pic. Especially of the falls.

Evan
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 16, 2012 8:16 PM CST
Well, I have several that are diamond-dusted -- and I have photos that clearly show this -- but do you think I can find them to show you? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. But I didn't know that it was a *thing* -- know what I mean? I thought it was just a trick of the camera that showed up in close-ups in sunlight. I'm gonna go look at your link now, Polly.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 16, 2012 8:28 PM CST
OK -- here's a couple:

*Clarence*


and *Eagle's Flight*


Can you see it?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
May 16, 2012 9:11 PM CST
It is usually mentioned in ads at introduction time, or reports in the iris magazine.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Betja
May 16, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Some daylilies even have "gold dusting," which I really love although I can't think of any at the moment. I know I saw one within the last few weeks, though. Do any iris have gold dusting?

Betty

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia and Crocosmia in late June"