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Apr 23, 2015 2:18 PM CST
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Ah, the aggravation of waiting two years for a bloom, and having it be wrong!

This was supposed to be 'California Gold'.. It's a lovely white (planted next to warm colors)... I"m thinking maybe purissima...
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I've procured Iris for a friend of mine from our sales, and also divided many of mine for her.. The only one that I have that's close is Conjuration, but her's has no horns..
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Apr 23, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I think you're right about the white.
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Apr 23, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Frustrating, indeed, Sherry. Sad
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Apr 23, 2015 3:21 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
It is frustrating. And more so when you can't figure out what it IS.
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Apr 23, 2015 4:55 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
NoIDs...oh I've got NoIDs..

Here is part of NoID hill.
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Every iris you see is a NoID. I'll have some purchased misnamed ones sent to the hill this year.
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Apr 23, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Blinking Blinking
The purple one on the edge of the bed kind of looks like Autumn Thunder. Pure guess....
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Autumn Thunder')
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Apr 23, 2015 5:02 PM CST
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Ok Rob, you win in the NOid category Hilarious!

So, regarding my white... it's got PBF, which I can't find any reference to 'Purissima' having that.. Does yours have PBF, Arlyn?
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Apr 23, 2015 5:12 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
All those NoIDs were gifted to us by a hybridizer 20-25 years ago (may she rest in peace). This morning, one of the light blues was identified as "Blue Sapphire" and another iris was identified as "Indian Chief".

Some on the irises are still in the same place they were planted 20-25 years ago. I'm digging some up every year. Those blooming beds closest to the camera were replanted in October.

Autumn Thunder is a beauty, but it's too young to be one of those. Thank you for pointing that one out. Thumbs up

I have a white NoID with pbf too. However, mine has those tiger lines near the beards.
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Apr 23, 2015 5:22 PM 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
Ooooooooh, pretty ones, Rob!
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Apr 23, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I also have a NOID white that has PBF and a few tiger lines near the beard and a white/yellow beard. It is prolific and hardy. Love it! Wish I knew the name.
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Apr 23, 2015 8:48 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
But Rob -- your NOID hill is beautiful!!!! Especially the part where you have red and yellow and navy blue all together -- what a sight!!! Who cares what their names are???? Green Grin!
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Apr 23, 2015 10:07 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
The early registration didn't note the foliage, I think. Even in 1991 we forgot to note it for the M/TB 'Billie the Brownie' registration.
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Apr 23, 2015 10:30 PM CST
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Rob, go ahead and post some of your NOIDS.. We all love a good mystery. The bitone on the right reminds me of Alcazar, but I think yours is more modern.. have you ruled out Hello Darkness for your purple? I'd like to see that one closer up... Nice looking hedge of Agaves... Don't bend over with your back turned to them (she says from experience) Sticking tongue out
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Apr 23, 2015 10:55 PM CST
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Ouch (Sherry) *Blush*
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Apr 24, 2015 12:01 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Yep, I don't have them in my garden for that very reason.. Back in the '70's, someone convinced me that if I had a succulent garden, I should have Century Plants, and he happily provided me with pups... They grew very quickly and got in my way..(several times... I'm a slow learner) I don't remember if I dug them out or just moved..
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Apr 24, 2015 6:10 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
No, Sherry, my "sample" of Purissima does not show any (which may ,or may not prove anything ! Another story for a rainy day ! Sticking tongue out ). Everybody seems to have some nice noids Thumbs up !
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Apr 24, 2015 6:17 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
Thought this one might be Copper Classic (based on purchase records), but I am now mostly sure this one is Terra Rosa. Not sure enough to put the photographs in the database(!), just 99.9999% sure enough for my plant list. Hilarious!

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Apr 24, 2015 6:27 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I am new to growing Iris. What is pbf please???
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Apr 24, 2015 6:35 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Purple based foliage
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Apr 24, 2015 6:35 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
PBF = Purple Base Foliage

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