Irises forum: Who are you? This shouldn't be that complicated.

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Name: Traci Rowlett
Western Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Irises Region: Minnesota Birds Bulbs Garden Photography
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IdyllicIris
Jun 22, 2017 3:28 PM CST
I have a fairly unique, to me anyway, iris that I am trying to identify. It's a tall iris, about 38". It bloomed in my Minnesota garden on June 6th and it's last two bud open on the 20th. It's quite hardy and the flowers last for days. The first few flowers appeared to be more blue than subsequent ones but was still more bluish than purple to the last blooms. I don't know all the iris lingo but I believe it has three branches with double socketed buds. The thing that I believe may help in identifying it is the foliage, or leaves. They are not nearly as blade like as the typical iris, they are fatter and much more blunt tipped. They are thicker too with the biggest ones being ribbed. The first photo shows the leaves early season. Please look at the photos and see if you can help me ID this beauty. Thanks!
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jun 22, 2017 3:35 PM CST
Sorry I can't help with ID, but it is a lovely iris. Did you plant it or was
it there when you moved in? Knowing its approximate age might help
determine if it's an historic iris perhaps.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Traci Rowlett
Western Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Irises Region: Minnesota Birds Bulbs Garden Photography
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IdyllicIris
Jun 22, 2017 3:51 PM CST
I have no idea where it came from. There were iris here when I moved in, mostly historics and then I was given iris by a few of the ladies in town. I should also note that it has a wonderful diamond dusting, I don't know if that shows up in the photos for everyone or not.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Jun 22, 2017 9:22 PM CST
Hello Traci,
Do you think the colour in your photos is accurate? Sometimes blues and purples are hard to capture and I want to check I am searching the right colour.
Name: Traci Rowlett
Western Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Irises Region: Minnesota Birds Bulbs Garden Photography
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IdyllicIris
Jun 22, 2017 10:50 PM CST
It definitely has a bluish hue to it. Here is a photo of one of the falls. Viewing the photos on my tablet, the second to last photo is the most accurate.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jun 23, 2017 4:55 AM CST
A very pretty iris, & I agree, I would think the foliage would be a big clue. Nothing like any I have in my garden & I grow about 250 varieties of TB iris. Hope you find out what it is.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Jun 23, 2017 10:40 AM CST
It may be one you just have to accept and appreciate it for what it is.
It's just lovely!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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