Irises forum: Mystery Iris!! Not what I ordered for sure..

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Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
May 31, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Alright, so far this season I have discovered 4 iris that are now blooming but were NOT what I ordered. However this beauty is difficult to be angry about. I can't find a likeness anywhere including using the all plants search engine.

Any guesses on what this might be? It's gorgeous, no PBF, Midseason here at least 38" tall, peach standards, the dusty rim on the falls is a purple not brown as it first appears. bright orange beards.

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I'd also be interested in other peoples perception's about wrongly shipped iris.

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 31, 2014 11:18 AM CST
I don't know the iris, but contact the vendor & see what they say. If they know anything they will offer to replace them, if box store they don't know enough to do so.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 31, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Lucy is correct. If you bought it from an "iris farm", type vendor, they will probably know what it is, as it was likely a neighbor to the one you ordered, if you got it in a "trade", maybe the person you traded with will know, and if you bought at Wally-World.....you're just out of luck ! I've several more comments to make about "wrongs", but Rita says we're running late, so, later...Arlyn
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
May 31, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Yes, I've been contacting them since I keep a list every year of where they come from. This one's a keeper for sure but it's not Hello Darkness. Maybe it's someone's seedling!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 31, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Well, I haven't seen it yet as mine hasn't bloomed yet, but you might check out Beach Dance.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 31, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Mmmmmm -- don't think so -- here's my Beach Dance.

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Don't remember a rim on the fall petals -- at least, not a noticeable one. I'll go see if I have another picture.

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 31, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Well -- I don't think I'll devote the time. The standards aren't the same color, and Beach Dance has a medium orange beard -- Susan's beard is almost red.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 31, 2014 3:35 PM CST
Possibly Rio?
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jun 1, 2014 1:13 AM CST
I was thinking Rio too, but mine hasn't bloomed yet...
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Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Jun 1, 2014 2:39 PM CST
Henhouse said:I was thinking Rio too, but mine hasn't bloomed yet...


It sure looks very close to Rio for sure! Thank you. Maybe you can post a picture of yours when it does bloom.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 1, 2014 3:53 PM CST
Susan This is mine. It is brighter when it first opens, then tends to fade to the lighter orange. Not too many other iris like it.


Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 2, 2014 8:37 AM CST
I'm going to jump into this tread ( I won't use the term "Highjack!") with some "Miss-named" iris of my own(Garden Gremlins?);

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Received as Beverly Sills.....any ideas?


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Received as Earl Of Leicester.....any Ideas?


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Received as Helen Leader....Any ideas?


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Received as Edith Wolford....Any guess at all?

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Received as I Bless...contacted vendor, but haven't heard back yet.


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Received as Fair Flora...tentative ID, via HIPS, as Gypsy baron, vendor contacted.

There are 4 more ,that I've received as 'wrong" iris, also, but they are either being "cussed and dis-cussed" as to possible ID, or, already I.D.ed......And I still have 2 that are in bud, showing color, and appearing to be the WRONG color! So maybe tomorrow I'll have to add them!....Ifyou think you mat recognize any of these, give a shout, please....Thanks ...Arlyn
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM CST
Wow, Arlyn, so many wrong ones! I cannot imagine how frustrating that is for you. (although I really really like that first one, whatever it is). Smiling
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jun 2, 2014 9:48 AM CST
First one -- Silverado? Fogbound? Let me think about this some more -- sure looks like one I've got here somewhere.

Pretty sure I have the *I Bless* one too -- need to think about it as well..............
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jun 2, 2014 9:58 AM CST
I Bless one is NOT

Crinoline

It may be "Colorwatch" but my guess would be not as well.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 2, 2014 11:08 AM CST
OK -- I Bless could be Innocent Star:





Notice the sloppy standards.

Still working on this.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Jun 2, 2014 11:10 AM CST
good sleuthing Mary Ann!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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
Jun 2, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Or Starlight Sonata:





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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 2, 2014 11:25 AM CST
I think you hit a winner with Innocent Star, MaryAnn! that one is listed on their "list' of available iris. Ya' did good ! Thanks...Arlyn
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jun 2, 2014 11:49 AM CST
I did not think it had enough yellow in the Falls to be Innocent Star. However, the "sloppy" standards are spot on.

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