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Jun 2, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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This Iris was on our property when we moved here 38 yrs. ago.
Its a small Iris and the foliage is maybe 18" tall or less (guessing)
Its fragrance is a distinct ROOT BEER scent which I don't think I
have found in any flower! Lovey dubby
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Jun 2, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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I have my guesses but that's all they would be. I will leave it to the experts on this one but I want to know what it is, too. Lovely little thing, isn't it.
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Jun 2, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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I don't have a clue, but how awesome is that!
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Jun 2, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Name: Celia
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Gracchus and Loreley were my guesses. Loreley has a band around the fall, I believe.
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Jun 2, 2015 11:32 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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I don't think it's 'Loreley'. 'Gracchus' is not listed as having a root beer fragrance, but the HIPS pictures look right. ('Gingersnap' is the only one I know of having a root beer fragrance).
http://www.historiciris.org/ph...
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Jun 3, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Name: Missy
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Henhouse said:I don't think it's 'Loreley'. 'Gracchus' is not listed as having a root beer fragrance, but the HIPS pictures look right. ('Gingersnap' is the only one I know of having a root beer fragrance).
http://www.historiciris.org/ph...


Dang. Gingersnap smells like root beer...which I don't like...but I gotta grow one now just to smell it!! How interesting. Maybe in the winter we could have a favorite fragrance thread??? Hurray!
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Jun 3, 2015 6:53 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Confused Somewhere, on one of the forums....Cubits, HIPS, or ATP....we had a thread going on the "scent" of different iris, and had quite a list going, as I remember. There are several that have a "roor beer", or "cream soda' aroma, as well, of course, as the "grape " scent of the pallidas , the "cat pee' smell of English Charm, and the "fresh washed linen " scent of English Cottage. I darned if I can find it, though Shrug! ! Also...it may have been in Mike U's E-zine ," Flags", on the HIPS site, there was an article that listed a few.
Anyway, there were (are) several with a pronounced "root beer' aroma, although, I think other "points of identification" make more sense, than scents. Sticking tongue out
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Jun 3, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals Daylilies
Thanks you for your comments! When I have the time I will look up the info provided. Smiling
It could possibly be cream soda scent which would be similar to root beer.
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Jun 3, 2015 8:25 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Here are a couple of pictures I took of Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Gracchus') at Schreiner's Iris Gardens for comparison



and Dave added one of the beard, often an important feature to assist with an ID.
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Jun 3, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Gracchus is really lovely. I think I may need to order one. LOL
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Jun 3, 2015 11:05 AM CST
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Guess I should have gotten down and sniffed my Gracchus while it was in bloom. Just was not one of my "data elements" this year. It is a very nice one for front or edge of a bed. Fall and standard are about equal in width at 27-28mm/just over an inch. Falls are not very droopy so blossom is fairly wide for a short one at 105mm/near 4", stem 44cm/16", leave 35cm/13" in its second year in my poor soil.
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Jun 6, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Hi, my grandfather had one very, very similar named Chenedolle, I don't remember a root beer smell but that sounds nice. You have a beautiful flower there
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Jun 6, 2015 6:49 PM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
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Close but the beard in Chenedolle is shorter and not white on the fall end. Sorry pic is so dark; camera "readjusted" itself.

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Jun 6, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Oh, thanks for posting it, it has been decades since I have seen one. My old memory did pretty good, hahaha
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Jun 7, 2015 9:06 PM CST
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Jun 7, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
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