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Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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brozeus
May 10, 2017 11:30 AM CST
This is the first season for bloom on this one, planted Fall of 2015. It does not seem to match anything I ordered that year. Anyone have any ideas? (I know the photos aren't great, just quick phone snaps before work) Also, apologies if there is an existing thread for this type of request, I am new to the forum.



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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
May 10, 2017 12:09 PM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum! Hurray!

Well, I am only just trying out arilsbreds in my climate, so I am no expert. Hope someone else can help id your iris! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 10, 2017 12:15 PM CST
Welcome! brozeus! a fellow Wisconsinite Smiling I have never tried any of the AB's up here, good to see it can be done. If you can, it's often successful to contact the vendor where you purchased it and let them know that it doesn't seem to be the one you ordered. Often they will know what it is, and will usually replace the one that was incorrect with the correct one. Good luck.
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 10, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Welcome! brozeus, i am not familiar w/ arilbreds. but, there are others on this forum who grow many and maybe able to help you.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 10, 2017 1:03 PM CST
And another Welcome! brozeus.
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 10, 2017 7:27 PM CST
Welcome! brozeus.

I don't grow any arils but I had a quick at the Superstition Iris garden facebook page and I think one possibility worth considering is "Tiny Pirate".
How tall is your iris? Is it tiny?
Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
May 11, 2017 3:06 AM CST
Welcome Brozeus! Glad you stopped by... and starting a new thread for this is perfectly fine! Thumbs up Welcome!

I'm sorry I only have a few arilbreds but maybe one of these members can help: @coboro or @arilbred
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arilbred
May 11, 2017 3:58 AM CST
Brozeus , Arilbreds are hard to I.D. very few photos except the newer ones. In my opinion from your photos it is Shepaug River. I have this photo of mine
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Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Wisconsin
brozeus
May 11, 2017 6:13 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome messages all!

@Totally - funny you mention Tiny Pirate, that is on my wish list for 2017 Big Grin It is normal sized however, so I don't think that is it.

@arilbred - I think you're right! Thank You! I had been considering that one too; mine just demonstrates more purple than the "porcelain blue" I have seen in most images, including yours. I suppose it could be that the flower just opened and will fade a bit.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 11, 2017 6:45 AM CST
Welcome! !
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arilbred
May 11, 2017 12:42 PM CST
Brozeus, that's a second day bloom it's more lavender the first day and PH could be a factor. Here's a first day I wouldn't usually post a photo in a shadow the purple shows more
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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
May 11, 2017 2:23 PM CST
When I saw your photo I thought it looked familiar. When Arilbred suggested Shepaug River I knew why. I looks like my Shepaug River. And yours is about the right height.

Shepaug River

Carl
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Wisconsin
brozeus
May 12, 2017 7:06 AM CST
Yep, I am fully convinced now. Good point on the PH too. Looks just like yours @coboro. Glad I posted! I normally post primarily on the Gardenweb forums, but I think I might be spending more time here I tip my hat to you.

To any aril growers-I know Superstition gardens is a great source (have my 2017 buy all planned out lol) but do you have any other recommended suppliers?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 12, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Welcome. Smiling
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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cbunny41
May 13, 2017 6:21 AM CST
I echo the welcome. Yes, we will be happy to see more pictures of Arilbreds. I grew one years ago. This year I am buying two, Desert Snow and Parable, which are said to be very easy. At last week's flower show, two members exhibited lovely stalks of Desert Snow.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 13, 2017 6:57 AM CST
Welcome!

Superstition has a great variety of arils. I think @coboro and @arilbred could best tell you other good vendors for them. They unfortunately don't do real well here as it is too humid and wet.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 13, 2017 7:22 AM CST
Judy Schneider has some Arilbreds and is a very good vendor. Smiling

https://theshadyspotiris.com/c...
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 13, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Hugh Stout at Stout Gardens has a handful of them, and he is a good vendor.
https://www.stoutgardens.com/c...
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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
May 13, 2017 12:33 PM CST
The Aril Society International has a plant sale every year. You can get some interesting arils there.

http://www.arilsociety.org/ind...

They haven't posted any details of this years sale, but here's the link.

http://www.arilsociety.org/ind...
Carl
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
May 13, 2017 12:36 PM CST
And I second the idea of Superstition Gardens as a good source. We visited two springs ago and bought nine new (for us) arils. The plants were great when they came in August. (Or July. I don't remember exactly when I had them shipped.)
Carl

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