Photo of Irises (Iris): Incorrect ID?

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Feb 3, 2015 11:08 PM CST

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Hi Jill,
I am not sure if this is actually 'Actress'. Your image shows lighter standards and the registration describes it as a Wisteria violet self. What really struck me though was the beard. "Actress' beard is pale lavender-blue tip, Indian orange in throat. Your iris appears to be a solid gold. Click to enlarge the image found in this link to really see a good close-up of the beard:
http://www.hillieronline.co.uk/products/plants/perennial-pla...

Additional images on the American Iris Society:
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/TbAthruE/TbActress
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Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Feb 6, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Thank you for the info. I purchased that plant as Actress, but it's always possible to have the wrong ID or the wrong flower. If you would delete the image, I would appreciate it. Sorry about the bad photo.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Feb 6, 2015 10:55 AM CST

Plants Admin

The bloom is too pretty to delete so I moved it into the generic iris entry. Thumbs up
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Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Farmer Daylilies
Irises Region: Missouri Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Dayjillymo
Feb 9, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Thanks, Sue!

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