Irises forum: Need an ID

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 12, 2017 9:58 AM CST
I thought this was Giggles and Grins but not even close.
Any ideas ?

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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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cbunny41
May 12, 2017 10:12 AM CST
How long have you had it? I assume it is an SDB. There are three pictures in the database of pink selfs with blue beards, Chanted the oldest, Enchanted Princess and Giddy.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 12, 2017 11:41 AM CST
Charlotte, yes an SDB. It came as a bonus 4 years ago, a good spreader. I am not too fussy about names but there are times people want an ID and I'd like to have an answer.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 12, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Charlotte, I just googled all and my money's on Enchanted Princess. Giddy comes close but is too frilly.
Thanks again
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 12, 2017 11:49 AM CST
I see it has a red/pink and blue beard. That may help narrow down the choices. @grannysgarden Do you have any bi-tone bearded pinks?
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 12, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Like the one in your avatar... D'Oh!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 12, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Too much white on the falls for Enchanted Princess or Pinkster. Chanted has a lot of peachy tones in it. Gate to Paradise has open standards like the one pictured but is a paler pink. Giddy may be more of a match. I would need to see closer photos with more details. Are there haft marks? Is the beard red/orange in the throat like Shy Di is? If it is a new one it could be Oh So Sweet. Just need MORE photos from different angles. Smiling
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 12, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Haft marks ? Holicow.
I will try to get better pix tomorrow.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 12, 2017 5:36 PM CST
Big Grin Jo Ann. Some irises have very light or white haft marks and some pink irises have dark rose marks while others have none. Some beards that look one color have a different color on the back of the fall and some have color tips on the beards. It all goes into identifying an iris and can be enjoyable. Height, in the little guys, also plays an important role. And some that are very alike in color patterns can have a big difference in bloom size. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
May 13, 2017 3:44 AM CST
Thanks Bonnie, I will try for more detail this morning.
It's a cloudy day but my camera will see me thru.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 13, 2017 5:01 AM CST
I went back into old notes and orders.
In 2013 I ordered dwarfs , among them was Voldy's Mink and Cup of Joy. The iris in question here isn't Cup of Joy but most likely a packing mix up and Chanted, or whatever, was packed instead.

It's 12 inches,

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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 13, 2017 6:16 AM CST
Definitely not chanted. A lot of the pinks with blue/lavender beards have a peach influence as does chanted. I see some tiny lavender dots on the falls that I do not recognize in any of the pinks with blue/lavender beards that I grow. The fall would probably be described as white with a wide buff pink rim and lavender dots. Also, inside the standards on your iris there is a thin lavender stripe running from the base almost to the tip and the standards are more open. The outside of the standards have a definite lavender wash over them. The haft marks on the falls appear to be lavender with a wash of brown on the shoulders. It is a very interesting iris but I do not think I am familiar with it. Sorry I can't be of more help. Shrug!
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 13, 2017 7:03 AM CST
I am awed with your intimate knowledge of iris.
I guess it will be a NOID.
I remember ordering Voldy's Mink and Cup of Joe from Snowpeaks and planted what they sent in a triangle.
I love the iris no matter if it isnt Chanted or Cuppa Joe.
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
May 13, 2017 9:39 AM CST
Not a jot or a tittle as much knowledge as others, Jo Ann. But..... someday I will see an iris that looks just like yours and I will find you. Big Grin Until then enjoy it as a NoID. I have a few I would not part with for anything. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 14, 2017 11:44 AM CST
I cant seem to leave this iris alone.
I checked my orders for 2014 and did order Cup of Joy.
I checked this with Iris encyclopedia and turnes out one of the parents for Cup of Joy was Chanted.
Name: Brenda
Winnipeg, south of (Zone 3a)
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echoes
May 14, 2017 5:14 PM CST
I had a Bee's Knees that looked a lot like yours. Maybe check that one out. But yes, unless you can grow one beside it, the identity of your iris is never sure.
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