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Aug 17, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
Ok, I've seen seed pods and thought nothing of them, but this summer an ODD looking iris showed up between a clump of Heaven's Edge and what I had been thinking was Sable. (but it has no PBF, so now I'm thinking it might be Ebony Queen) However, this strange new iris might be a cross between the two. I thought I'd put it out for everyone to see. After seeing this event, I've gathered all the seed pods and I'm going to try and grow them up. Might end up being a lot of junk but this new guy is kinda pretty! Parents are first then the possible cross, then a group shot.

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Aug 17, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
I like the seedling better than either parent!
Don't make fear based decisions.
Aug 17, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
I love Heaven's Edge! Unusual color combination. Now added THAT one to my get-this list. Hilarious!

Hopefully, Kent, Paul, or Tom will chime in, here, with their opinions.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Aug 17, 2014 8:57 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
Really interesting round standards. Almost like 6 falls instead. Love the blue beard color with the plicata.
"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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