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Jun 11, 2015 1:57 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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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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Jun 11, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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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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Jun 11, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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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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Jun 11, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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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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Jun 11, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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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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Jun 11, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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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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Jun 11, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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How about Imperial Reign? There is a photo in that entry on ATP that looks just right.
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Jun 11, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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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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Jun 11, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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Rats.
She wouldn't have had it more than a couple of years, because she only started gardening recently.
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Jun 11, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
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Here's a picture of Persian Berry -- just in case we have different definitions of rose/lavender/etc.

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Jun 11, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
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Mary Ann, definitely not the right color.
Sighing! this might be difficult...
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Jun 11, 2015 8:49 PM CST
Name: Paul
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It will be hard. They can be beautiful but if the color pattern isn't very unique it is difficult
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Jun 11, 2015 10:07 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Jun 12, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Looks closer......................
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Jun 12, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
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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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Jun 12, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Argh! I thought I had it. Glare
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Jun 12, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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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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Jun 12, 2015 9:46 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Jun 12, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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I agree
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