Irises forum: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris ID

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 20, 2016 6:51 PM CST
Have had this awhile but don't know it's name. I see several that are similar but I can't really tell. Thought I'd try to see what came up in the iris forum. It's about ten inches tall with the bloom. I tip my hat to you. I added the second photo of todays bloom and it is much less yellow than the first.
Here is a third photo day three. If you compare it to the photo by Brock Heilman in the AIS iris encyclopedia........
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Mar 20, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Sure is pretty!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 20, 2016 8:55 PM CST
I'm trying to love it. Sad A name might help. Love the small size for the front. I'll be going to our local sale in two weeks hoping to find some tiny treasures.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 20, 2016 9:02 PM CST
What fun!!!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 20, 2016 9:56 PM CST
Check 'Red Heart' in the iris encyclopedia. Go to irises.org which is the AIS site. Click on iris encyclopedia down on the left side Next Standard Dwarf bearded, & then alphabetical.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 20, 2016 10:07 PM CST
I looked at those in the ATP db and they all had a line down the center of the falls. It was one of three I looked at as possibles. I'll check out irises.org. Thanks Lucy. I tip my hat to you. Hmmm wasn't red heart with the line down the center of the fall. I looked at Flower Child, Urban Star, 'Ritz' and 'Pippi Longstockings' and thats the one with a line.....down the back of her stockings? Funny.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 20, 2016 10:15 PM CST
Yes that was a much better sample and matches ours. Thanks for the info Lucy. Iris 'Red Hearts' it is. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 21, 2016 6:46 AM CST
If yu can find it from someone who sells historics get one & plant next to yours. the type of testing. I found one at a sale at Pickle Hill Garden in MI. that is an historic collection & they were selling increase to raise money. I will have to see it when it blooms. I will look for the line.
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Mar 21, 2016 6:57 AM CST
I agree, it's a pretty little thing. I have just ordered my first ever SDBs - Paul Black's 'Repeat the Blues', and also 'Cat's Eye', which I kept seeing on ATP threads. I hope I'll love them and get into ordering more!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 21, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Is your iris lighter in person? In your picture it has a yellow tinge to the standards and the rim on the falls, whereas Red Heart is white.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 21, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Mika - you will find that Cat's Eye is a very very good grower!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 21, 2016 9:40 AM CST
yes, the best way is to try & find another to grow with it. I suggested Red Heart as a possibility.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Mar 21, 2016 6:41 PM CST
Leslieray, Lucy is right and her suggestion was a good one. Now before you can actually call your little guy Red Heart you need to acquire a test plant from another grower/vendor, grow then side-by-side and compare them in size, time of bloom and color. If you do not have the time or space you can ask another trusted iris grower that has Red Heart to accept a rhizome from you to do the test. Then you can say you have successfully Identified your little iris. Good luck.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 21, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I won't spend my money on this one for sure.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Mar 27, 2016 4:07 AM CST
It looks a lot like one I got from an eBay seller that was ID'ed wrong. Think I got rid of it.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 27, 2016 9:45 AM CST
The iris photo has been removed from the db and it is off my list here. I do keep my own database also and there it will stay. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 27, 2016 5:05 PM CST
That just means that it's a NOID. Lots of us have and love NOID Irises!! Big Grin
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Mar 27, 2016 5:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I have several other noids Mary Ann. Just posted a beauty.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Mar 27, 2016 5:24 PM CST
There's nothing wrong with noise. It happens, bug not to say that they are any less beautiful then known name ones. They have names, just not known to us.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 27, 2016 8:33 PM CST
That's right Richard. And if we hang in there long enough, sometimes we get lucky and find out what those names are!!

Leslieray -- the lacy yellow is lovely!
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