Irises forum: hoping someone can help me id some iris

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(Zone 6a)
signet
Feb 19, 2017 5:30 PM CST
Hi, It was just suggested to me that I should post some of my iris pics and ask if anyone can help id them. These all had names at one point but have long been forgotten . Any and all help would be most appreciated. Here are the first few
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Feb 19, 2017 7:34 PM CST
Thumb of 2017-02-19/signet/f15f05

Here are a few possibilities for your yellow and red variegata. You'd have to grow them side by side to be sure.. maybe you can eliminate by height, approximate age, or bloom season.

http://www.historiciris.org/li...

Perhaps one of our historic experts can chime in..
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Name: Niki
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HighdesertNiki
Feb 19, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Welcome! Signet, sorry I can't help with tentative IDs but they look nice anyways.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Feb 19, 2017 7:48 PM CST


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I'm wondering if it could be 'Easter bonnet'? In my climate, the colors haven't been this strong, but I've seen other pictures that look similar to yours. I'm just not convinced though..


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signet
Feb 20, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Morning Sherry and Nicki.thanks for the welcome and Sherry , thanks so much for taking the time to offer up a potential id. I appreciate the input. I do realize that trying to id a plant from an image is nigh on impossible unless the plant is so very distinctive that it is impossible to misidentify .So many iris out there are similar to another. I should have been smart and recorded the names . I just recently had a lady here on NGA id a pink iris for me. When she said the name, a light went off and the name rung a bell. So I have one of my lovelies id'd now and I have one that for some reason I didnt forget the name. That iris is Edith Wolford. Thumb of 2017-02-20/signet/c748b0
Why I remembered that name I have no idea.

I don't know if this will help, but the solid mauve one in the post above I have had for about 30 years. It does not seem to be affected by the iris borer like so many do for some reason. It also smells like Grape Koolaid and is about 30 inches tall. Not much to go on I realize but maybe that info will help.

Sherry , going on what I am seeing in the images of the two pink iris you posted , I don't think they match my pink one My pink one is a little weird in that the petals are almost opaque and the plant has quite the substance to it. The petals are not translucent like many iris petals appear.
I am looking closely at the yellow and browny burgundy iris images and am leaning more towards the 2nd image as the top of mine is really quite yellow.

I hope this isnt too much but here are a couple of others that need an id . Again many thanks for any help.

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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 20, 2017 10:54 AM CST
That first one in the second bunch Looks like Iduna.



Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Feb 20, 2017 1:46 PM CST
That iris is Edith Wolford. Thumb of 2017-02-20/signet/c748b0
Why I remembered that name I have no idea.

I don't think you have Edith, at least in this picture.. She has distinctive brown hafts and no brownish rim around the falls..

I do have a NOID that looks like yours however, and in my search for it's name I came up with this (not a match for mine, but maybe yours).. Both of it's parents, 'Amigo's Guitar' (bluer) and 'Milestone' (brighter) are similar.

'Gypsy Lullaby' is another similar one.


Here's Edith Wolford in my garden. In some climates (and age of flower) the color is more intense.


Yours:
Thumb of 2017-02-20/signet/ccaa02

Perhaps 'Wabash'?





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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Feb 20, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Welcome! Signet,

I am not familiar with the historics, but could your plicata be "Cozy Calico"?



Sherry, how did you copy Signet's image into your post?
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arilbred
Feb 21, 2017 5:19 AM CST
I'm with Sherry on Wabash the mauve looks like the species germanica it's the tenn state flower
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signet
Feb 26, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Hello all who have posted here . I wrote a post in response yesterday but checking today dont see it posted here . I have no idea what happened but I will post again today.

Firstly , thank you to everyone who has posted . I realize trying to identify a plant from a picture of a bloom in an almost impossible task but I appreciate your suggestions.

Secondly, I do believe that 2 of my iris have been id'd here which is wonderful. I dont know why I thought that iris was Edith Wolford except that I have bought Edith Wolford or at least was told it was Edith Wolford that I was buying . Either way , the plant I thought was EW is not . However that being said , I have bought the plant Sailmaster and so I do believe Sherry that you have nailed that one down for me . Thank you so much !

Also although I dont recognize the name the iris Wabash does seem to be identical to my image with the White standards and purple falls with the white edge. How wonderful to be able to put a name to a plant . I have definitely learned my lesson and will be placing tags beside my plants and hope that my dogs dont run off with the tags as they are wont to do.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 28, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Signet -- I'm wondering if the fourth Iris in your first group is Miss California. Here she is in my gardens:

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although the falls on yours look longer.................

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Mar 9, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Signet

Does your "Wabash" want a be have PBF or not?

Wabash has PBF and it is prominent at times😊
Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Mar 9, 2017 11:25 PM CST
I initially thought 'Miss California' too.. don't know why I discounted it, other than most my pictures look less bright, and don't show as much of a gold wash on the hafts.. It was one of my favorite historics last year..

'Melody' looks like 'Wabash', but doesn't have the PBF
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signet
Mar 15, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Sorry for the delay in replying .. We have been soooo busy lately that I am only now checking the posts. I hope you all know that I appreciate your input even if I cant be here all the time . So let me address the posts since I was last here .

First , MaryAnn, if your image of Miss California is accurate colorwise then I would have to say no to the name. My iris is a real rosy pink not a lavender pink but thank you for your suggestion .

Greg I have no idea what a PBF is ?????

Sherry , if you discounted Miss California then you would be correct in doing so as my plant looks nothing like it .

Well again sorry for the late reply and many thanks for all your input.
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Zencat
Mar 15, 2017 6:47 PM CST
PBF is purple based foliage. Some are very hard to see so you have to get down and look closely.
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IrisLilli
Mar 16, 2017 3:46 AM CST
PBF looks like this when there is a lot of it:
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arilbred
Mar 16, 2017 4:21 AM CST
PBF can also appear in spathes I have several thusly.
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JLKelley
Mar 28, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Is it anything like this?? A very strong grower for me and scented. No PBF that I have seen.
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IrisLilli
Mar 29, 2017 6:55 AM CST
Welcome! to the Iris Forum Jess! Hurray!

Well, it sure looks like it... but I am no good at IDing.

This calls for @Henhouse, @Misawa77 or maybe even @crowrita1 ??
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Mar 29, 2017 3:00 PM CST
http://www.historiciris.org/ph...

A good place to do some browsing on a rainy day.

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