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Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
Apr 30, 2020 9:50 PM CST
Here are a couple more I can't identify and hope someone can. Thank you!
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This last one has some distinctive spoons
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Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Apr 30, 2020 10:37 PM CST
Maybe : For the second photo.
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Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 1, 2020 11:21 AM CST
Mine seems so "ruffled". Would it be considered a "bubble ruffled" ?
Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 1, 2020 11:27 AM CST
Barbara - It does look very much like Persian Berry though!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
May 1, 2020 3:49 PM CST
'Persian Berry' is pretty distinctive.. It was my thought too... Here's a picture with ruffles to compare..
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
May 1, 2020 4:02 PM CST
Your Space Ager may be 'Wing Commander'


Another source for searching that I've found useful from time to time is BlueJ Iris's website.. You can do some specific searches by color or type (space age, plicata, etc)..
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Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 1, 2020 4:45 PM CST
Thank you. I will look further on those recommendations. I also just came across a really nice commercial FB page called Scott's Iris Gardens. When you click on them there are several videos that run separately showing irises alphabetically. I watched about 4 of them. The music and photos are lovely.
Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 1, 2020 4:54 PM CST
And in response to "Wing Commander", Sherry. I had looked at that one, but I think the beard and "wing" is just too different as you might see in these closeups.
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Update: Look how different the appendage on this same plant looks a week or so later @sherry
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
May 1, 2020 6:54 PM CST
Space agers are variable with their appendages.. You can get one flower with horns, spoons and flounces.. sometimes all horns, sometimes all spoons.. This one tends to be one of the more consistent at putting out spoons (or are they flounces?).. But here it is with just horns..

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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
May 1, 2020 8:26 PM CST
Where do spoons end and flounces begin, anyway? I have been asking myself that question lately. Can anyone explain it?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 1, 2020 8:28 PM CST
spoons are usually round on the end like cereal spoons.
Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 1, 2020 11:04 PM CST
Oh geeze...and here I thought those appendages would be a certain way of identifying which variety it was. Now, it seems that part is variable, too! Give e a break, LOL!!
Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 2, 2020 10:07 AM CST
You are soooo right @henhouse about "Wing Commander". Here's a photo I took just this morning from the same plant as the one I originally posted. Not only is the color much paler, but the appendages are totally different and more like yours! I'm going with that!
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 2, 2020 9:26 PM CST
i was going to suggest wing commander, too but thought as you did, that my photos were different enough that i didn't offer an opinion. here are photos of my 'wing commander' this year, and several photos from several years.
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thought i'd throw in a curved ball (lol) Rolling on the floor laughing accidentally selected this watermelon (yes a watermelon) photo while choosing 'wc' pics. was going to erase it , but kept it. an acquaintance carves these melons as gifts, or sales. this was a gift for my friend's b'day.
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
May 2, 2020 11:10 PM CST
shizen said:
thought i'd throw in a curved ball (lol) Rolling on the floor laughing accidentally selected this watermelon (yes a watermelon) photo while choosing 'wc' pics. was going to erase it , but kept it. an acquaintance carves these melons as gifts, or sales. this was a gift for my friend's b'day.
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Yes - that's amazing. I wonder how long it takes your friend to do it.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 3, 2020 1:17 AM CST
this acquaintance says, it takes about 1-2 hr. depending on the size of the melon. Hilarious!
Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
May 4, 2020 1:27 PM CST
And....here are some additional ones that popped up today, May 4...who knew it was International Star Wars Day? May the 4th be with you!!!

The first is just a really good example of Wing Commander from the "other side" of the garden. It's weird to me how different the appendages can appear (and intensity of the color) from one bloom to another a week or so apart even on the same plant! The one on the right is a second stalk of bloom from a plant on the opposite side of the garden. The first time it bloomed, it looked more like the new bloom on the left.
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Then there is Thornbird. Last year, this same variety was pretty boring in color. I relocated some and I think this one has beautiful colors.
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Another one that came out for the first time this year is one that I had previously identified as "Carnival in Rio". But when it came out today I'm wondering if I've got that right. Any help appreciated. The left photo is from the web. The right is mine.
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And, lastly...can anyone identify this one that seems to be popping up all over my garden. The intensity of its color seems to be fairly variable.
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Name: LOUISE LARSON
N Santa Barbara Co, Central Co (Zone 9b)
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en2gen
Jun 6, 2020 8:43 AM CST
Here is a late arrival in my garden that is NOID. I'm hoping someone can identify it for me. At least can someone tells me something about the characteristics you see that might help me key it out.

Would you call it a "late season" bloomer or something else?
I believe it would be identified as a "self" because the falls and the standards are the same color.
But what form is it? I know it's NOT ruffled but how do you describe the bloom?
I said the beard is "white", how do you describe the pattern beneath the beard?

Thanks for any help. I'm in California (Central coast), so I will also post this in CA Dreaming.

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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jun 6, 2020 1:56 PM CST
your iris reminds me of 'eleanor roosevelt' but the standards are the wrong color. the beard isn't white in your photos, to my mind's eye. it's more lavender and yellow. (lol, but i have cataracts Sticking tongue out ) i don't know what your iris might be, but the form is more historic than modern.

is your iris an 'ib'? how tall is the flower stalk, from the base to the top of the flower?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 6, 2020 8:22 PM CST
looks like an historic TB to me. Although if smaller, Eleanor Roosevelt is a good chance.

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