Irises forum: Help with tall bearded iris ID please?

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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 1:57 PM CST
I got a division from a neighbor, who did not know what the iris is. It must be a mid season as it is blooming right now. The flowers are fairly large. That's Rosalie Figge behind it.

Could it be 'Diversion'? If not, what do you think it is? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Muddymitts
Jun 11, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Is the color accurate? The brown shoulders puts me in mind of Persian Berry -- but it's more rose colored and not orchid...............
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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Yes, I think the photo is pretty close to the actual color, but it might be a little softer in person. I will look at Persian Berry though.
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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 5:23 PM CST
I don't think it is Persian Berry - here is another photo in slightly different light. Definitely not rose, not totally lavender or violet either. In between.

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tveguy3
Jun 11, 2015 5:55 PM CST
At first I thought of Designing woman, but the beards are pink on this one, and the white zone is missing near the beard.


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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Close, but I don't see any lines near the top of the falls...I forget what you call those. Pretty though!
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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 6:11 PM CST
How about Imperial Reign? There is a photo in that entry on ATP that looks just right.
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Misawa77
Jun 11, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Doubtful. Better yet, no.

Imperial Reign is a 2011 introduction which makes it unlikely (though you never said how long the neighbor had it). Yours has an older form, more lacing on the standards, lighter beard, and much more veining and white areas around the haft area.
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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Rats.
She wouldn't have had it more than a couple of years, because she only started gardening recently.
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Muddymitts
Jun 11, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Here's a picture of Persian Berry -- just in case we have different definitions of rose/lavender/etc.



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foraygardengirl
Jun 11, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Mary Ann, definitely not the right color.
Sighing! this might be difficult...
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Paul2032
Jun 11, 2015 8:49 PM CST
It will be hard. They can be beautiful but if the color pattern isn't very unique it is difficult
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Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 10:07 PM CST
Lorilee?

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Muddymitts
Jun 12, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Looks closer......................
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foraygardengirl
Jun 12, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Looks very close in every respect except mine does not have a white tip on the beard. It is totally orange.
So close though...making progress. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Zencat
Jun 12, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Argh! I thought I had it. Glare
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foraygardengirl
Jun 12, 2015 9:23 AM CST
I know how you feel. I really like this iris, and I would dearly love to know what it is. The neighbor who gave it to me moved this spring and the new homeowners dug up and sodded the small garden area she had...
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Zencat
Jun 12, 2015 9:46 AM CST
Thumbs down
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 12, 2015 10:11 AM CST
I agree
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