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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Mar 27, 2014 8:43 AM CST
Debra -- Hilarious! nodding
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 2, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Sent off a Keppel order for Ride the Waves and By Jeeves. Big Grin
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 5:19 PM CST
Hurray! Debra!!!
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 5:22 PM CST
Just went and looked at a picture of By Jeeves -- now I AM jealous!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Apr 2, 2014 5:47 PM CST
I loved watching Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie as Jeeves and Wooster, so, of course, I had to have it. Big Grin
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Of course!! Green Grin!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Apr 2, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Oh my, that By Jeeves.. WOW. I would LOVE to get one of those.. but running out of space!! LOLL!!!
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Apr 2, 2014 9:01 PM CST
Congratulations Big Grin Debra you will enjoy both of them both beautiful colors !!!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 7:00 AM CST
Smiling
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 15, 2014 9:56 AM CST
I see this color as blue, at least on top. Smiling

Iris pallida, Grape soda smell and all.

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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Apr 15, 2014 3:20 PM CST
Debra, I LOVE that iris! That scent is just plain fun!
In my last neighborhood, I planted it all along my fence just for the kids. I also shared it with every neighbor I could possibly force it on. When it was in bloom, the whole neighborhood smelled like we'd had a grape nehi flood!
I was thrilled to find it growing at this house when we bought it. I brought some of mine along with me, and the two are slightly different, but both are delicious.
Hurray! Lovey dubby

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Apr 15, 2014 3:39 PM CST
Cindi - If you want some more, I can probably send some your way. I have some just peeking up.. but mine look a hair bit different.

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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Apr 15, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Thanks, Toni, but I have a huge clump I need to divide and share. Before I can do that, I have the plant the leventyjillion roses I bought. Blinking
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
Apr 16, 2014 7:48 AM CST
Cindy, you are the only person I have run across to think as I do that it smells like Grape Nehi, rather than Kool-Aid. My maternal grandmother kept cases of the stuff on her back porch for us.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 16, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Well, As to the scents of iris, I don't smell real good. Sticking tongue out .wait, that's NOT what I mean! My sense of smell isn't the best(.that sounds better ! Whistling ). Here's a list that I compiled of different iris, and their aroma. The ones with a *, are ones that I grow, and THINK smell the way they are "supposed" to..
Black Magic* Anise.....or MAYBE root beer?
Gypsy Woman "
Grape Situation Grape Kool-Aid
Sweet Lena grape Soda pop
I. pallida * grape
Grapette grape
Pocohontas* grape
September Sailor Root Beer
Gingersnap Root beer
Elkhart Root beer
Inca Chief* Root beer
Picador* Root beer
Alcazar * Root beer
English Cottage* fresh washed linen....reminds me of sheets dried on the clothes line!
Loreley* lilacs
Lemon Pledge lemon
Idol's Dream lemon
Lime Mist lime
Peking Summer orange
Heartbeat Away citrus
Last night daffodils
Petite Polka Nestle's Quick
Burgandy Brown chocolate
Death By Chocolate chocolate

I will add that of the ones that I grow, some of them just "smelled good" to me ,until someone else pointed out the "name' of the scent...then I said "yeah, it DOES smell like...." So, does anybody grow these? Is the list accurate ?Can you add any more ? I started gathering this info because I though about a "theme" garden...all different aromas, but, I got side-tracked someplace Confused !.....Arlyn
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Apr 16, 2014 9:11 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Arlyn

My sense of smell is limited, too, especially in Spring when this things are blooming Sticking tongue out , so I don't have anything to add. BUT, I have now added these to my list:

English Cottage
Lime Mist

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 16, 2014 10:18 AM CST
MDB Pin Tail. It's a little purple blend iris that has a slight fragrance......maybe root beer?
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Apr 16, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Man, now I really feel left out. I have only 1 iris that smells, and it's my NoID that smells like grape koolaid (I haven't smelled/tasted Grape Nehi in over 30 years, so don't really remember).
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Name: Brett Barney
(Zone 5b)
Irises Region: Nebraska
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brettbarney73
Apr 16, 2014 12:59 PM CST
I've always been puzzled by claims like "plant A smells just like whatzit." Other than the one that smells like cat urine to me (maybe English Charm?), I've never found such claims to be meaningful. There was an interesting little piece that's relevant to all of this in the January 1950 issue of the AIS bulletin, in which the author, A. W. MacKenzie, writes about a study in which 58 people "were asked to smell flowers of Bombeya natalensis and report" what they smelled like. "Clover strawberries, almond, heliotrope, coconut candy, honeysuckle, turnips, wild cherry, May flowers and stale orange rind together, lemon and apple blossoms, are some of the descriptions given by those who called the odor pleasant. Rotten coconut, lemon-lime, rotten eggs, sweaty socks, soured milk, wilted cucumber, pyridine, floor wax and 'something rotten' are among those given as unpleasant." You say Kool-Aid; I say tomato.
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Brett Barney
Rural SE Nebraska
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
Apr 16, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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