Irises forum: What kind of Iris?

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Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
May 11, 2014 5:53 AM CST
Can someone please help me ID what type of Iris this is?
Such a snaky stem on the bud.
Thanks! Ann

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Close up of the bud
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 11, 2014 6:18 AM CST
I have no clue, Ann. It will be interesting to see what responses you get!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 11, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Confused ...Arlyn
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 11, 2014 9:03 PM CST

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PBF and purple stem, maybe I. versicolor in parentage?
Evan
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 12, 2014 7:04 AM CST
Agree with Evan, as always. John Wood is a common one, to start your search, and it comes out twisty like yours. Don't know if it has PBF, though.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 12, 2014 7:29 AM CST

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When Gerald Darby bloomed last year I went photo hunting for purple stems. I bet a mature clump is a sight.
Evan
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
May 14, 2014 6:57 PM CST
It bloomed today!
What do you think? The Iris is more purple than the picture shows.
Thanks. Ann

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 14, 2014 9:59 PM CST
Does look like a versicolor to me.
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
May 15, 2014 6:43 AM CST
I appreciate your interest and help!
Thanks. Ann

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