Irises forum: Louisiana Iris

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 15, 2017 3:44 PM CST
I purchased these Iris years ago, anyone have a guess as the the variety?







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
Jun 15, 2017 4:16 PM CST
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!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 15, 2017 5:08 PM CST
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....
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jun 15, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I'm not sure but the first one looks like the iris posted on the thread
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 16, 2017 6:42 AM CST
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"
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
Jun 16, 2017 7:02 AM CST
Good call on this one Arlyn. I think it is a likely contender.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 16, 2017 6:12 PM CST
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?
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jun 23, 2017 7:18 PM CST
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.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jun 23, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Come to think of it, I saw some spurias at this year's Central Arkansas Iris Society Show. I think that @Lestv is right.
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
Jun 23, 2017 8:37 PM CST
They sure look like spuria. Which are awesome iris in their own right!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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