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Name: Joshua
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Mar 23, 2019 6:13 PM CST

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janielouy said:I have long labeled my small early iris as Kochii but did not realize that it was another name for Crimson King.


They're not the same. According to HIPS:

From the Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: "Color effect an intense violet-purple self. Standards pansy violet, lighter to yellowish claw and wavy along the edge. Falls continga purple, almost velvety in texture. The veining is boldly spaced on whitish outer haft, while those on I. kochii are not so prominent. Its fragrance is good, its color very intense, and its spathe valves deeply tinged. The persistent green foliage is attractive in winter."

From J.C. Nicholls catalog for 1928: "Bright deep red purple self. Of as deep a color as I. kochii but redder in tone. Is also larger, taller, and more open in growth. An excellent Iris at a low price due to its plentiful stock."


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They have confirmed photos of both and it now makes me think that my purple NOID is Crimson King rather than Kochii.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 23, 2019 9:44 PM CST
So far, this is the only iris that I have in bloom.


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GreenIris
Mar 23, 2019 10:12 PM CST
Ev: They are just beautiful. What is that other purple bloom next to it?
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 23, 2019 10:47 PM CST
Elsa ~ Oh you mean the pansy?
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GreenIris
Mar 26, 2019 10:04 PM CST
Whatever is in the back of the 1st picture and is purple!!!
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Mar 26, 2019 10:23 PM CST
Evelyn - Those little reticulated irises are so cute! The more I see of them, the more I want some. Lovey dubby
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 26, 2019 11:06 PM CST
Elsa ~ That is a purple pansy from an unnamed mix. They are now out of bloom (the irises), but the pansy persists...for now.
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Mar 27, 2019 10:41 AM CST

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GreenIris said:Whatever is in the back of the 1st picture and is purple!!!


Enlarge the photo and you will see!
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 27, 2019 12:39 PM CST
Sue ~ Thank You! nodding
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iciris
Mar 27, 2019 2:02 PM CST
The Magnolia in full bloom in pouring rain.
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 27, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Barbara ~ I have never seen so many blooms on a magnolia! That is a MAGNIFICENT MAGNOLIA! Wow! Hurray!
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Mar 27, 2019 2:31 PM CST
Thank you Evelyn.
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Polymerous
Mar 27, 2019 2:41 PM CST
Magnolia stellata? I love ours, but yours looks a lot bigger! Thumbs up

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evelyninthegarden
Mar 27, 2019 3:08 PM CST
I have never seen one that large before.

I am going to have to visit you some day.
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iciris
Mar 27, 2019 3:32 PM CST
Polymerous said:Magnolia stellata? I love ours, but yours looks a lot bigger! Thumbs up


I tip my hat to you. Yes, it was planted about 12 or 13 years ago. It must like that spot. Also I think it must have liked all that rain this year.

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Mar 27, 2019 9:23 PM CST
That magnolia is magnificent, Barb ! Hurray!
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iciris
Mar 27, 2019 9:55 PM CST
Thank you Jan and Marilyn.

I'm glad I only have the two blooms on Milk in my Coffee right now. It's been hailing on and off for the last three-ish hours. We keep getting alerts on the cell phones to watch out for flooding.
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Mar 27, 2019 10:31 PM CST
Stay safe!

The Magnolia bush is also really beautiful! Lovey dubby
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 27, 2019 11:29 PM CST
Some of my daffodils are up, but just a few of them, and only a couple have bloomed so far. There were some scilla up by the road in bloom yesterday.

The rest of the daffs have only poked their heads up out of the ground...just starting, as well as the tulips. And, some giant allium, but they will bloom much later.

On Tuesday, I went to Home Depot, and of course while someone had to buy something important in the main section, I wandered off into the garden department and picked up some more alyssum and violas for the White Flower Border. (I should have put them in the shed!) I don't know what they look like now after the violent hailstorm we had today. At least it was small hail. And...the IRIS SEEDLINGS!!!! YIKES!!!
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Mar 28, 2019 8:21 AM CST
Thank you Monty,

There is still hail on the ground here this morning. I don't remember ever seeing it last this long. Compared to the size of hail they get back east, our hail is small, but yesterday's hail was the largest size I've ever seen here. The dogs had fun eating it as it hit the deck and bounced up. Hilarious!
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