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May 28, 2021 5:51 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Received in trade, no idea who it is but it's a keeper.

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May 28, 2021 5:53 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Look up Ocean Fisher, an LA.
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May 28, 2021 5:53 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Photos don't actually do justice to the graduation of color in the center.
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May 28, 2021 6:13 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
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That's a beauty!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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May 28, 2021 7:21 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Ocean Fisher is gorgeous. Does it sometimes lean toward purple? Mine looks a lot less blue than that one does in photos I looked up. The color in my photos is pretty true to life.
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May 28, 2021 8:40 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It's dark blue here. Is yours 43"?
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May 28, 2021 9:08 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
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To me, it doesn't look the same as the pictures of Ocean Fisher. For one thing, this mystery plant looks more violet, and the second thing is that it has a reddish blush around the signals. I don't see the reddish blush at all in the pictures of Ocean Fisher.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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May 29, 2021 10:10 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Not Ocean Fisher. That is Queen Jeanne. QJ has really pronounced steeples (the yellow blazes on the falls).


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May 29, 2021 10:23 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Yes, that looks more like it, Leslie, and I can even see a bit of a reddish blush around the steeples.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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May 29, 2021 12:01 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Queen Jeanne is a closer match I agree. Is the color in the photos generally pretty true? Mine is darker, and there is a bit more green in the steeples (new iris vocab for me!).

I do think you've all pointed me in the right direction though. Do you think Swords Drawn could be it?

Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Swords Drawn')
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May 29, 2021 12:22 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Taqiyyah, I think Swords Drawn looks even more like it!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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May 29, 2021 12:34 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Queen Jeanne and Swords Drawn are siblings with the same parents, both of them Hybridized by Heather Pryor. No wonder they look so similar! Kudos to you for Aaparently looking up Pryors other cultivars.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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May 29, 2021 4:11 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Hahaha, I wish I was that keen, Daisy!

Swords Drawn came up in Google image searches and it looked so right I took a closer look. It really looks like I'm looking at my own, so that's what I'll go with, with caveats of course!

Thanks, all.
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May 29, 2021 7:33 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms said:Hahaha, I wish I was that keen, Daisy!

Swords Drawn came up in Google image searches and it looked so right I took a closer look. It really looks like I'm looking at my own, so that's what I'll go with, with caveats of course!

Thanks, all.

I agree
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May 30, 2021 9:08 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
@lovesblooms

So is yours purple? Queen Jeanne is more blue. I can see why Heather would introduce that pattern in purple. It makes the steeples pop even more than the blue.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 30, 2021 5:13 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
Yes, it's a deep royal purple, and it does pop, especially with the green-centered steeples.
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Aug 12, 2021 8:03 PM CST
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Roses
Region: Maryland Region: Mid-Atlantic Container Gardener Winter Sowing
I found who it is by searching back through my trades: Swirling Waters. Thanks, all!
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