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May 20, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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I am looking for a source in the US where I can order this iris from.
Does anyone know of any sources?
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May 20, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Hello Margaret. I do not grow that particular iris but I bet some of the other iris growers can recommend a vendor that does carry it.
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May 20, 2016 8:49 AM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
You mean the grape koolaid fragrance one? I have tons of it.
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May 20, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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I don't know what it smells like since I've never had it.
I've read the foliage is variegated though
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May 20, 2016 10:12 AM CST
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I grew some once w variegated foliage and it didn't increase well for me. I just stayed away from them after that.
I havent seen these for sale anywhere recently. They may be hard to find I guess.
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May 20, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
OK that would be I pallida variegata, which I don't have. sorry.
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May 20, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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http://www.breezewayiris.com/i...

Breezeway had them listed at one time, and may still...I didn't take time to look, but, if you "inquire', I think George can help you....he had quite a collection of variegated iris.
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May 20, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Thanks Arlyn I checked the link and he still has it offered.
I appreaciate all the help from you all.
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May 20, 2016 11:47 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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I. pallida 'Argentea Variegata' is slower to increase than I. p. 'Aurea Variegata' (aka: Zebra or just plain Variegata).

'Argentea Variegata' has silvery leaves with creamy white variegation.

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'Aurea Variegata' has yellow variegation.
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Both have the same blue flowers and a nice fragrance.
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I've grown both for many, many years, and can't imagine a spring without the fresh foliage of either of these brightening up the garden.
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May 21, 2016 2:39 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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I hope I don't start a series argument but I am curious so here goes.
The reason I want this Iris is because it is said to be a source of orris root.
There is also another Iris said to be a source. Iris germanica
Someone has said the I Pallida is not a true source of orris root and the I germanica isdoes anyone one know?
Oh and the Iris germanica names is Florentina
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May 21, 2016 8:09 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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What a neat looking iris!!!
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May 21, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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I think any of the "bearded iris" can be used for 'orris root" production, but I. florentina is the one that is commercially grown for this use;
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie...
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May 21, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Thank you very much for that link Arlyn.
I wasn't sure if all tall bearded Iris could be used for orris root which is why I went on a search. I have tall bearded irises growing here but seems like only a few have a scent.
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May 22, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
I am pretty sure that I Florentina is the main source of orris root. I have lots of this early pale iris, but it does not have striped foliage. That would be Zebra which Napa valley sells for 5.00. I once looked into orris root when I thought it would be interesting to use it for natural fragrances, but was put off by how much labor went into it.
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