Irises forum: Need help with identifying this bearded iris

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Walnut Creek, CA
jtkatec
Apr 9, 2019 3:26 PM CST
This bearded was growing at my childhood home in Walnut Creek, California over 50 years ago. I saved some when we sold the house, but have always wanted to know more about it.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 9, 2019 10:10 PM CST
jtkatec ~ Welcome! to the National Gardening Association (NGA) and to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

I don't know the answer, but maybe someone here can help you.
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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Apr 10, 2019 5:37 AM CST
jtkatec welcome. Most in here are willing to help when they can. I don't have an answer for you as well. Maybe, someone in here has an idea.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2019 9:04 AM CST
Welcome! jtkatec

Do you have any photos of it closer up, and front on to the beards? There are a whole lot of pink historic iris, but with a few more pictures someone on here could probably point you in the right direction. Smiling
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Name: Haley
South Carolina
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aikenforflowers
Apr 10, 2019 9:05 AM CST
Perhaps Quaker Lady?

jtkatec said:This bearded was growing at my childhood home in Walnut Creek, California over 50 years ago. I saved some when we sold the house, but have always wanted to know more about it.
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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Apr 10, 2019 9:16 AM CST
Welcome to the iris forums, jtkatec! Welcome!
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Paul2032
Apr 10, 2019 9:24 AM CST
Welcome to the forum. I looked at the data base pictures of Quaker Lady and think your pictured iris, while being older, is a little more modern than Quaker Lady. The falls look wider.
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Name: Stephanie
Dallas/Ft. Worth (Zone 8a)
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Smyers817
Apr 10, 2019 10:09 AM CST
I have these 3 Noids that lost their name tags. I wish I knew the name of each of them bc they are prettier than some of my named irises. :(

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Name: Stephanie
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Smyers817
Apr 12, 2019 1:20 PM CST
Here is another iris that lost its tag that I would love to find a name for. I have it planted in 2 different areas and in both places the bloom has 4 falls.
Today's bloom
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yesterday's bloom on another clump
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GuiseppeJ
Apr 12, 2019 2:15 PM CST
The first one sure looks like an oldie, THREE OAKS by Whiting.
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san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Apr 12, 2019 4:06 PM CST
Welcome! jtkatec if i haven't already responded.

hope you find a name for it, so you can find a named one to grow along side of yours to compare. there's so many look-alikes that it's almost impossible to 'name' your lovely from pictures alone.
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UndertheSun
Apr 12, 2019 4:53 PM CST
@Smyers817 Stephanie, your first one looks like Conspiracy, the third one looks like Degas Dancer.
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Henhouse
Apr 15, 2019 11:09 PM CST
jtkatec, there are some that are similar to yours, and I think from the same era.. Look at Grand Canyon, Mulberry Rose, and Oriental Glory... They may have similar breeding or background that can lead you to a possible answer. Yours has that purple streak down the center of the falls that these have.
Also check out Historiciris.org
If you go through their pictures, you may find a match..

A full frontal, clearer picture would be helpful in narrowing it down.

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