Irises forum: Need Help with Iris NOIDs 2017

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Name: Iris Infatuation
Near Fresno, CA (Zone 9a)
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GreenLeaf1
May 11, 2017 7:12 AM CST
These 3 beauties have graced my garden from an anonymous grab bag. I'd like your expert help with ideas of who they might be. All Tall Bearded blooming mid season near Fresno, CA. THANKS in advance!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
May 11, 2017 10:00 AM CST
Very pretty! Not a clue what they are. There are 1000s of cultivars so it be impossible to know for sure. But you never know!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 11, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Could the first one possibly be Chasing Rainbows?

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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
May 11, 2017 11:30 AM CST
I think that's a good possibility Leslie! Great eye!

It's good to see you back Greenleaf1!! Hurray! I wish I had time to browse the database and look for you...but I'm leaving town. If you are lucky someone will recognize one of them. The third one should not be too hard to narrow down. But the only way to be sure what they are is to either send a piece of yours to someone who grows that cultivar and let them compare it at bloom time against the known iris, or they may prefer to send you a piece of their named iris and you can grow them side by side and compare all aspects of the bloom.

Examples:
Bloom time, size, scent, shape, pattern, texture, details such as markings on the hafts and style arms, whether either has PBF (purple based foliage), height....etc.

Good luck! I hope you come visit us again!! Big Grin If you don't find any answers check back in a few weeks 2 or 3 maybe. You can send me a treemail and I'll look for you. It's just that I'm going home on family business and don't know how long I will be down there. My mom does not have wifi and the search engine on the phone app is very cumbersome.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
May 12, 2017 5:44 AM CST
For number 2, how about Afternoon in Rio? I believe I have read that it fades some.



Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
May 12, 2017 6:08 AM CST
# 3 possibilities

but may be too flared.

Name: Iris Infatuation
Near Fresno, CA (Zone 9a)
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GreenLeaf1
May 13, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Wow! You are all amazing with your advice! I knew I would get great answers here. I DO have Chasing Rainbows in my garden, but somehow couldn't get that one connected in my brain when it 'got lost'. I am so relieved! And these others, I will do some comparisons and digging, LOL, and see if I can confirm a connection. Hurray! THANK YOU, ALL!

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