Irises forum: Is Silverado fragrant?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 5, 2017 8:19 PM CST
I have Silverado and Uncle Charlie, unfortunately only one of them is blooming this year and I don't know which one it is. It is really fragrant though, is either of these fragrant?
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
May 5, 2017 9:03 PM CST
I love iris fragrance so I am a bit embarrassed to say I don't remember what Silverado smells like. *Blush* Hasn't bloomed in a few years.
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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
May 6, 2017 12:07 AM CST
Looking at the database Silverado is not listed as being fragrant and Uncle Charlie is listed as being Slight Sweet in fragrance. I don't grow either so I can only look up the data.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 6, 2017 9:52 AM CST
I grow Silverado, have for 4 years now and if it finally decides to bloom this year, I'll try to remember to give it a good sniff! Crossing Fingers!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 6, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Well it has a strong fragrance, but I really think it is Silverado that is blooming, so who knows. Does anyone have any tips on telling them apart?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 6, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Lillie, PLEASE sniff! I would love to see your post-sniff report! Green Grin!
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 7, 2017 8:54 AM CST
Well, it'll have to bloom first! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 13, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Mine opened yesterday and I didn't detect any fragrance.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 13, 2017 2:23 PM CST
Okay thanks for letting me know! Perhaps mine is Uncle Charlie then. Shrug!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 13, 2017 3:18 PM CST
You're welcome. Thumbs up

Can we see a picture of your iris?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 13, 2017 10:35 PM CST

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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jun 12, 2017 7:29 AM CST
My Silverado just opened its first ever bloom and the fragrance is mild sweet floral.

Hope this helps! Crossing Fingers!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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