Irises forum: Identification Help

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Name: Paula
Hot Springs, AR (Zone 7b)
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LakeCatherine
Apr 2, 2017 7:01 PM CST
I have some first time Iris blooms that I need help with identifying. Would appreciate your help.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Apr 2, 2017 7:17 PM CST
Hi Lake Catherine and welcome to the forum!

While not a definite ID, as there are many iris that look alike, your first picture resembles Progressive Attitude. This is from my garden, for reference



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Name: Paula
Hot Springs, AR (Zone 7b)
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LakeCatherine
Apr 2, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Thanks Snork!! I agree. Thanks for your help. Thank You!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Apr 3, 2017 1:56 AM CST
Hello LakeCatherine and welcome to the iris forum. Snork is right it is similar to Progressive Attitude but it may not be a match. You will have to consider how tall it grows, how old it is, whether or not it has PBF (purple based foliage) and then the bloom. Does it tend to have open standards, ruffles, flared falls just to mention a few? And then consider the size of the bloom and the color and size of the beard. Once you have narrowed it down to one iris the best thing to do is get a piece of the iris you think it is and grow it nearby. Then you can get a positive i.d. There are so many white ground purple plicatas that you do have a challenge before you. Good luck and any more photos, and all around information concerning the iris that you have, will help us narrow the field with you. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
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Moiris
Apr 3, 2017 3:00 AM CST
Welcome LakeCatherine!! Big Grin Welcome!

Your second iris resembles one I grow called Boysenberry Buttercup. It's hard to ID from a photo, especially when the photo is taken from the side and doesn't clearly show the details of the bloom. Here is a photo of this flower from the database. sometimes it has a blue tip to the beard and sometimes it's more gold.

As Bonnie said. Once you narrow down the possibilities the only way to be sure is to grow a test plant and compare them side by side.



Good Luck in your search!!!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Apr 3, 2017 6:43 AM CST
Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

Other white ground purple plicatas to consider:




Shades of Silver: http://wiki.irises.org/pub/TbP...
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 3, 2017 7:45 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Paula
Hot Springs, AR (Zone 7b)
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LakeCatherine
Apr 3, 2017 7:53 AM CST
I agree with all your comments. Its not simple to just post a picture and ask for a name. Too many varieties and similar colors, etc. Enjoying this website and will continue to visit!! Thank You!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Apr 3, 2017 8:53 PM CST
Welcome! lakecatherine, to the iris forum. (sometimes it's best to just enjoy the beautiful flower for itself, w/out a name Smiling )
Eastern Shore of Maryland (Zone 7b)
NtheGardn
May 18, 2018 5:25 PM CST


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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
May 19, 2018 4:10 AM CST
Peek-a-boo Smiling Welcome! to the iris forum. NtheGardn.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 22, 2018 11:23 PM CST
grannysgarden said:Peek-a-boo Smiling Welcome! to the iris forum. NtheGardn.


Welcome! Hurray!

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