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Name: Catt Porter
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golden_goddess
Mar 31, 2017 12:49 PM CST
Where do I go to identify this Iris that is miss tagged?





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Calif_Sue
Mar 31, 2017 5:12 PM CST

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Moved to Iris Forum.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Mar 31, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Hey everybody, this is my friend Catt.. She's been adding a lot her collection of Iris since she retired a year ago... My only beef with her is that I always called *myself* the Goddess of the Garden.. The nerve! Hilarious!
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Name: daphne
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shizen
Mar 31, 2017 10:23 PM CST
Welcome! welcome catt.....

and haha sherry. (goddess in your own right)
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iciris
Mar 31, 2017 10:27 PM CST
Welcome! Catt.
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Moiris
Mar 31, 2017 10:44 PM CST
Welcome Catt!!!

Can you tell us any more about the iris you are trying to identify? How long have you had it? How tall is it? Does it have a scent or purple based foliage? With that help we can sometimes search the database and give you suggestions of possibilities. The only way to know the identity for sure is to narrow the possibilities and then grow test plants of the possible matches in the garden next to your plant and compare time of bloom, height, color, etc. side by side.

...and Sherry Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! you can be a goddess too! Just give yourself a tag line! Big Grin
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touchofsky
Apr 1, 2017 7:50 AM CST
Welcome! Catt
I hope you get some leads on the identity of your mystery iris.
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crowrita1
Apr 1, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Apr 1, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Welcome!

It reminds me of a Sutton, like Fusion.
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Apr 1, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Welcome Catt! Welcome!
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grannysgarden
Apr 1, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Welcome to the iris family, Catt! Sherry, Catt is the golden goddess you are still the garden goddess. Smiling
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Apr 1, 2017 11:37 AM CST
Bonnie.. You have such a sharp eye! I misread her screen name...
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Name: Catt Porter
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golden_goddess
Apr 1, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Sherry you ARE the Garden Goddess for sure!!! ok to answer the questions Moiries:
1. This is my 2nd season with it
2. 34" tall
3. Very faint not sweet scent and no purple based foliage

Thank you all for the welcomes and help with the silly dilemma and I look forward to interacting with you. I can't believe I mislabeled the tag but I do remember last year the tag got misplaced so I thought this was a different iris...DOH!
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Apr 1, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Welcome to the iris forum! Hurray!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 1, 2017 2:15 PM CST

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Did you get it from an online vendor? maybe they have images to compare?
Would you recognize the name if you saw it? meaning, did you know the name in the past before the wrong tag got attached? Do you have a list of iris you own that can be checked for comparison?

Leslie mention a possible Sutton iris, which I also thought of right away. She brought up this one as a possibility but I think there are others that may also be similar.
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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Apr 1, 2017 2:54 PM CST
I was thinking Sutton too. Fusion is close, but seems to have less distinct veining on the falls, less white in the falls, more yellow in the falls and more white in the standards. Fusion seems to have more he ruffles too, which makes me think Catt's iris is a bit older. Still it's the closest I've seen. It has the light rim around the falls, the bluish streaks below the beards, similar beards, similar serrated edge to the falls and standards. The differences may just be lighting, the age of the bloom, or the difference in soil & climate.

Here is another photo of Fusion with similar lighting:

Fusion vs. Catt's Noid
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I can't find anything closer. If you are lucky maybe someone who grows this can send you a rhizome to compare.

Or maybe someone else will have another suggestion.

Good Luck Catt!

Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Apr 1, 2017 4:43 PM CST
Probably too much edge


Good possibility
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 1, 2017 6:15 PM CST
And Sutton had another one like Fusion. Used to be carried by Burgard. Which is the one I thought of but I am still struggling to remember it's name. *Blush*
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 1, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Welcome to the iris forums Catt Welcome!
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Apr 1, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Smiling Catt Smiling
Welcome!
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