Irises forum: flag iris

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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May 5, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Are all irises considered a flag iris
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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May 5, 2015 11:37 AM CST
I've heard the term "flag" used for various kinds, but I think it was originally used as a moniker for I. psuedacotus
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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May 5, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Flags are beardless iris as well.
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
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May 5, 2015 2:06 PM CST
I was told by "an oldtimer" that there is a connection to Memorial/Flag Day to the name since many are in bloom at that time. Of course that only works in certain growing areas.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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May 9, 2015 6:43 AM CST


The problem with that idea is irises were called flags long before there was such a thing a Memorial/Flag Day. :)
[Last edited by KentPfeiffer - May 9, 2015 7:34 AM (+)]
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