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Washington State, USA
Carol35
Apr 30, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Hello Everyone,

Last Fall I purchased some Dutch Iris bulbs and planted them. They are starting to bloom now and this beauty showed up in the pot. I haven't a clue what it is and am hoping someone here can help me.

I container garden on my patio in The Pacific Northwest, USA

Hopefully someone here can help me identify this flower. It's really pretty.
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SoulReaver009
Apr 30, 2020 2:43 PM CST
Need a closer pic of the one in question.

Leaf, flower, and stem please.
Washington State, USA
Carol35
Apr 30, 2020 2:52 PM CST
Thank you. Here they are
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Arico
Apr 30, 2020 3:45 PM CST
Gladiolus? The leaves are reminescent of that, but not sure
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gardenfish
Apr 30, 2020 3:47 PM CST
Yes, I'm thinking Byzantine gladiolus.
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Washington State, USA
Carol35
Apr 30, 2020 4:20 PM CST
Thank you all for responding. I looked up Byzantine gladiolus and it does look like what I have. And I did find out gladiolus are in the iris family.
Thank you again.
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Apr 30, 2020 6:55 PM CST

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Carol35
Apr 30, 2020 7:53 PM CST
Yes, Calif Sue. Thank you. I lived in So Ca for 45 years. Moved up here to be with my family. I miss So Ca growing weather. Getting used to the Pacific Northwest. It's different and beautiful in its own way. Thanks again.

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