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Apr 28, 2021 8:28 AM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
Anybody have an idea of this one's name? Could it be Safari Sunset?
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Apr 28, 2021 8:42 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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It could be Safari Sunset which blooms early, or it could be Widdershins if it blooms mid to late season, and I'm sure there are others in the color pattern too. Is it blooming now?
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Apr 30, 2021 8:21 PM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Could be Safari Sunset. Could also be Flame Amber, Earthborn, Beach Dance, or several others. There is a surprising number of irises that look similar to that.
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May 1, 2021 9:41 PM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
tveguy3 said:It could be Safari Sunset which blooms early, or it could be Widdershins if it blooms mid to late season, and I'm sure there are others in the color pattern too. Is it blooming now?


It's not mine. It was posted in a gardening group that I belong to and was wondering what it's name was. Hoping to find it somewhere.
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May 2, 2021 5:07 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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While we are IDing irises, I was given this by my neighbor. Any ideas? It blooms in early June in Boston
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May 2, 2021 5:12 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Related to Wabash?
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May 2, 2021 5:17 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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I think you nailed it. Just looked up Wabash and it has all the same colors. Thank you!
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May 2, 2021 5:18 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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I don't know what it is, but it looks like a pretty distinctive historic. Maybe someone here has some ideas.

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May 2, 2021 5:24 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Thanks! I usually hang out on the Daylily forum but I actually have quite a few irises as wel...
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May 2, 2021 5:42 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Wabash has purple-based foliage. Does this one have it?
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May 2, 2021 5:48 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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I would have to go out and look at the clump. It's too dark now but I'll check tomorrow. So it's purplish at the bottom of the foliage?
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May 2, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Yes.
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May 2, 2021 6:22 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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If you search the database for tall bearded amoenas with purple based foliage, there really aren't that many of them. The results of my search are here, and you can take a look at them. https://garden.org/plants/grou...

So if your plant has purple-based foliage, the only one that really looks like yours is Wabash. Its combination of appearance and purple-based foliage make it pretty distinctive.
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May 2, 2021 6:44 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
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Just for fun, I'll post another image of the clump but I can't see from the photo what color the base is
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May 2, 2021 7:28 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Yes, that looks exactly like I remember Wabash. My mother grew it in the 1950s and of all her iris, it was my favorite. I'm betting you'll find the purple- based foliage. As a child, I loved the falls on Wabash because they were so much like purple velvet that I wanted to stroke them. Wabash won the coveted Dykes medal in 1940. Even though it's an oldy, it's a goody.
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May 2, 2021 8:00 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lucky Guy') For the OP but maybe your has more orangey beards?
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May 3, 2021 6:56 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
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And we have a winner! Definitely Wabash, folks, nice purple bottoms on the foliage, as Daisy said. Thanks so much for helping out! Maybe I can run some other Iris by the sharp knowledgeable eyes of the Iris forum? This is a much dicier proposition with Daylilies, there are just too many of them.
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May 3, 2021 7:12 PM CST
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
Is there a special significance to purple at the base of the foliage? Thank You!
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May 3, 2021 7:15 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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not that I am aware, but there are many that have it. The database does not always have that if it wasn't' specified at registry. It's just like rebloom on a daylily-many do rebloom but the hybridizer didn't add that info when registering it, so those kind of things are somewhat accurate, but they don't have to be.
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May 3, 2021 8:07 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Gaylord, Wabash, Bright Hour and Melody are similar. I think Wabash is the only one that has purple based foliage



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