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Jun 15, 2017 3:44 PM CST
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
I purchased these Iris years ago, anyone have a guess as the the variety?





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Jun 15, 2017 4:16 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That second one looks like a spuria instead of a LA? Do you know where you purchased them? That may help narrow down the choices!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jun 15, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
after digging into my email, looks like they might be spuria

from the iris gallery, no longer in business

could they both be spuria?

I did not even know that there was such a thing as spuria iris....
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Jun 15, 2017 7:21 PM CST
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I'm not sure but the first one looks like the iris posted on the thread
"? Species Iris" by Kent on June 14.
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Jun 16, 2017 6:42 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
The bottom one reminds me of "Missouri Rainbow", but I'm on the wrong computer, now, to compare pix. As to the top one, * maybe * look at "Sunny Day"
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Jun 16, 2017 7:02 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Good call on this one Arlyn. I think it is a likely contender.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jun 16, 2017 6:12 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
In digging into my records, i purchased 5 spuria iris in 2004:

golden lady, nighttime coral, arizona convention, lemon dilemma, and ila remembered

the 2 unknowns look like louisiana iris because of there wide leaves, so i just assumed.

when @Lestv said they looked like spuria iris, i took note.

I had never heard of spuria iris, and yet i ordered 5 of them 13 years ago!

so, given that info, what do you think?
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Jun 23, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
Butterflies Echinacea Hellebores Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I have two varieties of Louisiana irises,Voodoo Rite and a seedling given to me by the hybridizer M.D. Faith. Several of my friends both grow and hybridize Louisianas in Arkansas. I agree that neither one of your photos looks like a Louisiana.
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Jun 23, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
Butterflies Echinacea Hellebores Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Come to think of it, I saw some spurias at this year's Central Arkansas Iris Society Show. I think that @Lestv is right.
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Jun 23, 2017 8:37 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
They sure look like spuria. Which are awesome iris in their own right!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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