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Apr 27, 2014 5:48 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Hello. I'm new here. Love irises. And this site.
More than 20 years ago I visited a renowned gardener in our valley (now deceased) . I came away
with a variety of irises that she was thinning. Over the years, many of the others have stopped blooming,
but this one thrives! I've forgotten the name. Can anyone please help me with it?
Thanks.



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Apr 27, 2014 5:59 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Welcome Jan! I don't know a thing about Irises and I'm really bad at comparing photo's for identification so I can't be of help but it looks like one of the Bearded Irises to me and I bet someone on the Iris forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/... might recognize that beauty!
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Apr 27, 2014 6:02 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I forgot to say, we also have a Plant ID forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/... where someone might be able to help.
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Apr 27, 2014 8:02 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Hi Jan! I can't help you with identifying your Iris, but wanted to welcome you!! Welcome!
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Apr 28, 2014 12:13 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Thanks everyone. It's good to find this site.
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Apr 28, 2014 10:30 AM CST
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Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Welcome! Jan, from a fellow Californian just south of you! Thumbs up

Hopefully someone will recognize such a colorful beauty that is over 20 years old. It's very striking and you got a great close up of it too. Did you know the name in the past so that you would possibly recall it if someone comes along with some possibilities?

On the ones that stopped blooming, did you ever divide them? That would help refresh them and they may start blooming again.
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Apr 28, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Hi, Jan. Smiling Welcome!
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Apr 28, 2014 1:08 PM CST
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Hello fellow Californian! Welcome!

All I know about that iris is....it's a beauty. Thumbs up
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Apr 28, 2014 1:08 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Welcome!
Beautiful mystery iris! Do you have any idea where the gardener was getting her iris from? I know it's a long shot, but different iris farms carry different varieties. May narrow the field.
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Apr 28, 2014 1:14 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
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Hi Leslie Welcome!

I've seen your posts, but I don't think I ever said "hi". Love the iris in your profile. Thumbs up
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Apr 29, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Rob! It's Grateful Red.

@janwax: I think it might be the tall bearded called Megabucks that was introduced in 1990. You can compare it with the pictures in the database and see if you agree.

Anyone else think this is a possibility?
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Apr 29, 2014 1:36 PM CST
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
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Leslie,
I think it looks like Megabucks, just as you suggested. I would vote for that. Megabucks was a very popular iris. I have seen it for sale many times over the years. I do not personally have it so cannot attest to the growing habits that seem significant to this iris in question.

From the Database I see several members have this iris(Megabucks). Maybe we could hear from one of them.

Katherine
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Apr 29, 2014 2:24 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Sure is a pretty thing!!
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Apr 29, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It really is a beauty and does look like Megabucks! For comparison, scroll down and check out the photo's of 'Megabucks' in the database: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Megabucks')
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Apr 29, 2014 2:48 PM CST
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Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Hilarious! I grow it but I didn't even recognize it. I lost the tag and it didn't bloom this year.
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May 27, 2014 5:36 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Calif. Sue - Thanks for the welcome. I'd forgotten that I signed on here in April. It's
been a very busy couple of months and this morning I got a new grandson! 7 lbs. 9 oz.!

(o.k. I promise I won't get off topic too much) However the piece of pottery in my new avatar
(I made the cachepot) has a shade of red in the glaze that I'd like to find in an iris. I make vases in those colors and I think a red iris would look great in it.. Enjoying seeing all the
iris pics here and they are so tempting. I've already overspent my budget!
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May 27, 2014 5:38 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Calif. Sue - I've since done some sleuthing and I'm pretty sure it's an iris called Gladys Austin . 1985
Now I'm wondering why I've forgotten how to upload photos here - since I uploaded some in April!
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May 27, 2014 5:39 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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...and I have four beds of them and can give some away or trade for.
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May 27, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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This is Tiger honey
Oh..there it is! I thought I had to do something differently.
I was just getting words in the box.

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May 27, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Name: Paul
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Welcome Jan....is the last photo Tiger Honey?
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