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KatsI2
Nov 7, 2020 9:05 AM CST
This is my IM(?) purple historic. It has a heavy sweet perfume and a consistent rebloomer for me. One day I hope it can be identified. I am not holding my breath! You cannot kill it! Grows like a weed!
Th beard is white with purple tips.




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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 7, 2020 11:21 AM CST
Pretty little historic NOID. A sweet fragrance is always a big plus in my book. Smiling Thanks for sharing!
Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Nov 7, 2020 7:47 PM CST
How tall is your lovely historic? It reminds me of IB Crimson King, which is also a reliable rebloomer and is fragrant. Also IB Eleanor Roosevelt is a rebloomer, but it not listed as being fragrant.
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KatsI2
Nov 8, 2020 8:39 AM CST
I did purchase elenor hoping it will match. It is definitely not Crimson king. The beard does not look correct. Too full and purple tips I think rule it out. At first I thought that would be a match. Height varies. Average about 20
Inches. Very strong perfume. I guess Elenor is not a match due to the scent. Darn! That is one feature I forgot to check. Darn again!

Anyone wanting this, it is readily available!
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 8, 2020 10:22 AM CST
Often fragrance was not noted in descriptions of older iris. Even new irises don't always have that included if the hybridizer doesn't check for it or doesn't have a good sense of smell! Smiling
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Nov 8, 2020 5:50 PM CST
It could be Kochii or Crimson King. Joshua provided some information in the past on how to tell them apart
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Name: Ian McBeth
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SonoveShakespeare
Nov 9, 2020 8:38 PM CST
KatsI2 said:This is my IM(?) purple historic. It has a heavy sweet perfume and a consistent rebloomer for me. One day I hope it can be identified. I am not holding my breath! You cannot kill it! Grows like a weed!
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Very pretty. Lovey dubby I do like a lot of the historic (old-fashioned irises). They seem to be more hardy and vigorous than most of the irises today.

I've never had an iris that was hard to get rid of (a weed). In what ways is this iris a weed to you? I'm curious and very interested about this weed-like iris of yours. If you could, please, tell me more. nodding
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Nov 9, 2020 8:42 PM CST

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SonoveShakespeare said:Very pretty. Lovey dubby I do like a lot of the historic (old-fashioned irises). They seem to be more hardy and vigorous than most of the irises today.


The idea that older Irises are hardier is actually the result of selection. Basically, most of the older Irises that aren't hardy aren't around anymore, whereas the hardy and vigorous ones have been shared around for years!
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Name: Ian McBeth
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SonoveShakespeare
Nov 9, 2020 9:13 PM CST
Australis said:Basically, most of the older Irises that aren't hardy aren't around anymore, whereas the hardy and vigorous ones have been shared around for years!


That's too bad. Sad Do you know any old-fashioned (non-hardy) bearded irises that are still around?

...All of a sudden I had a non-hardy pink bearded iris come to mind.
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Name: Ed
Upstate SC (Zone 8a)
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Nov 10, 2020 5:52 AM CST
My guess would have been Crimson King, too. Mine was a reliable rebloomer...I lost it when a lab puppy decided to see if it tasted as good as it smelled. Maybe we can trade some next year? Most of my iris are historics.
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SonoveShakespeare
Nov 10, 2020 3:48 PM CST
The bloom looks a bit small. Are you sure it's Crimson King?

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Here's a few of Robin's photos to compare the sizes.
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If you click this link, her second photo appears to have floppy petals and (skinnier looking petals at the beards).

I can't remember, but either Joshua or Robin has stated that 'Crimson King' tends to look messy after a light storm.
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Henhouse
Nov 22, 2020 11:47 PM CST
Crimson King (L in all pictures here) is shorter than Eleanor Roosevelt (Rt), and the form isn't as good. The beards can look scrawny or thin.. Sometimes it's a little floppy.
ER has fuller falls & a thicker blue beard. It has a more refined, regal look to me.
Both rebloom, although ER usually only in the fall for me (sometimes February), whereas CK can go off a few or more times a year on no apparent schedule.

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Crimson King looks redder in this picture, and ER bluer.. They can look very similar in color in reality... but this shows how photos can vary by camera and lighting.
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