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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 10, 2020 3:58 PM CST
I received this from Sutton's as Glamazon, which it is clearly not.

Could it be Elizabethan Age?
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iciris
May 10, 2020 6:59 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:I received this from Sutton's as Glamazon, which it is clearly not.

Could it be Elizabethan Age?
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Edit: I was looking to see if the pictures in the database had more tan in the standards.
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Name: daphne
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shizen
May 10, 2020 8:45 PM CST
evelyn, the falls have a similar look and feel as 'elizabethan age', but your standards have that yellowish cast which makes them appear more tan. i wish i had 'ea' to share so you could grow it side-by-side. Sad good luck. did you contact the grower?
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 10, 2020 10:09 PM CST
Daphne ~ Yes, I contacted Sutton's as soon as I discovered that it was not Glamazon. I notice that they are not carrying it now, this year.

Thank you for your input. Maybe someone else may have an idea. Hopefully I will hear back from Sutton's. Also, I was not happy with Spring Wings.

This is their picture of it: Then My picture:



It is advertised as blue!
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Name: daphne
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shizen
May 11, 2020 1:43 PM CST
Confused Sad sorry evelyn. i'd be baffled and disappointed, too.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 11, 2020 4:24 PM CST
Well, the first one is pretty, even if I can't ID it. However, I am disappointed in Spring Wings. I got an email saying that Glamazon will be replaced. No ID was offered for the first one. Differences in "cameras" was explained for Spring Wings.
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
May 11, 2020 7:06 PM CST
It's a shame Spring Wings didn't look like the photo. In Sutton's photo, the foliage looks more blue too.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 12, 2020 11:22 PM CST
Maybe it is Montemartre?



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I'll wait and take more pictures. This is blooming in a one gallon pot!
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
May 13, 2020 5:45 AM CST
It is definitely not Montmartre. The standards are all wrong. There are other iris similar to Elizabethan Age, such as Celtic Tartan, etc. Did you look on Sutton's site to see if they sell one similar to your NoID? Were your pics of newly opened blooms? Some, like Stage Lights, fade and then would have lighter standards.

Also, it really doesn't surprise me that Spring Wings looks purple in full sun. Most blues look purple in certain light. And even the bluer database picture has a purple cast. I think Absolute Treasure is the only one in my garden that stays blue most of the time.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 13, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Leslie ~ Yes, I immediately went to their website to see if I could find it, but to no avail. Then I checked all the luminatas in our database...still not a match.

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UndertheSun
May 13, 2020 11:57 AM CST
They have Elizabeth Age listed and it sure does look like it.
https://www.suttoniris.com/col...

I have a luminata that I have been unable to identify too. So I just enjoy it as lumi-noid now.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 13, 2020 2:31 PM CST
Rob ~ That's a good one! Luminoid! Hilarious!
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
May 13, 2020 2:34 PM CST
I agree Hilarious!
Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
May 13, 2020 9:12 PM CST
Lip Service?
The buds would have purple on them..
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
May 13, 2020 9:45 PM CST
Sherry ~ Thank you. I will check, if there are any more buds, that is...
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