Irises forum: What kind of iris is this?

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Apr 2, 2017 4:13 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Apr 2, 2017 4:49 PM CST


Moved to iris Forum.
Looks like a bearded iris.
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Name: Robin
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Apr 2, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Welcome! klively1. Unfortunately I am not familiar with that iris but I am sure someone in this forum will be able to help you.
Name: Sherry Austin
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Apr 2, 2017 6:51 PM CST
There are many that look similar to this. 'William A Setchell' is one of them, and fairly common. I'm sure other folks will chime in on this. If you could get a picture that shows more of the beard, and the top part of the falls, it would be helpful for ID.
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Name: Leslie
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Apr 2, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Definitely a bearded iris. Where did you buy it? How long ago? Do you know how tall it is? Sorry for all the questions but they all help narrow down the possibilities.
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Apr 2, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Barbara
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Apr 2, 2017 7:22 PM CST
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Name: daphne
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Apr 2, 2017 9:33 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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Apr 3, 2017 3:07 AM CST
Nice to see you klively1 !!! Welcome!

Any info you can provide will help. There are a lot of similar irises. It definitely looks like an older cultivar.
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Apr 3, 2017 6:44 AM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum! Hurray!

It sure looks like a historic tall bearded iris!
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Name: Arlyn
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Apr 3, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
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Apr 8, 2017 4:14 PM CST


Since I haven't seen a response, I wonder if you are aware of the responses.

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