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Nov 18, 2012 4:34 PM CST
I picked these up at an end of season sale a few years ago and promptly forgot about them. Great surprise in the spring. The bag labels are long gone and I have no idea what they are, except that they are a dwarf variety.
I noticed in the Iris database that all plants are listed by botanical name, and cultivars alphabetically at the end. What would be the best way of identifying my irises?
Nov 18, 2012 9:35 PM CST
|Oh dear, I think that you are lost. By this time it would be impossible to find the registered cultivar name unless there are tags. Just know that they are SDBs (standard dwarf bearded irises).|
Nov 19, 2012 5:29 AM CST
|Good luck with that Dora. I go to an iris farm every spring.We can dig our own for seven bucks a clump.|
I become so distracted with looking and digging I forget to make label notes.
I have searched the net for an id for this one and just gave up.
Lucy is right,just e satisfied you know they are SDB's.
Nov 19, 2012 11:20 AM CST
|Thanks. Irises don't need a name to be loved I guess.|
But maybe I'll call it Harry.
Nov 19, 2012 11:27 AM CST
|When they bloom again, try for a pic "straight down", like Jo Ann's last photo. That angle seems to show the falls very well on SDBs.Make good notes of height, foliage coloration ,etc.Then, browse the vendor's web catalogs for likely candidates.Then you'll have to either purchase the one or two most likely ones to grow for comparison, or find someone who grows them, and do a" swap" for comparison.Or, just call it a pretty NOID , and use it as a reminder to keep better records! Positive I.D. is REAL hard to come by!...Arlyn|
Nov 19, 2012 5:45 PM CST
|I have been cruising vendors catalogs and gave up after 5.|
I call mine Danas Weeblue
Nov 19, 2012 6:38 PM CST
|Hah!! Harry!! |
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Nov 19, 2012 8:08 PM CST
|I would call it Hairy, instead of Harry....'cause it's got a beard! ....Arlyn|
Nov 19, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Anyway, I shall be content with NOID for now, but keep an eye out. There were actually two types in the bag, and this was the other one,
Nov 20, 2012 4:14 AM CST
|Try this catalog.It has a large selection of Dwarf Iris.|
Nov 20, 2012 10:46 AM CST
|the irises which you dug may not be registered.|
Nov 20, 2012 11:13 AM CST
|I suspect so. He breeds iris and has his varieties on his website but no other registered iris.|
He does sell registered iris from his fields.Its a krap shoot either way.
I am slowly giving up on names.Just every now and then my "need to know" button goes off and I start the hunt again.
This is the farm where Polly and I dig every spring
Nov 20, 2012 12:59 PM CST
|I took a look. The petal color is easy to match but the beard isn't. The closest I've seen is from the Chapman site, Jane's palatte: http://www.chapmaniris.com/id1...|
Nov 20, 2012 1:23 PM CST
|Dora ! why did I look at that. I have bookmarked it and will cruise thru it again.|