Irises forum: Presbys Crown Jewel or Loop the Loop

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Name: Sherri Page
Granite Falls, WA (Zone 7b)
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Aug 3, 2017 10:01 PM CST
I like both Presbys Crown Jewel and Loop the Loop but I'm wanting an iris that is white with Blue. Due to variations in the lighting of the photos I'm having a difficult time determining which would be more blue than purple. Is anyone familiar with both of these irises?
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Aug 4, 2017 9:18 AM CST
Crown Jewel looks to me to be more on the purple side.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Aug 4, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Even blue iris are going to look purple in some light. Loop the Loop is definitely more a violet purple, while Presbys is a deeper bluish purple.

I don't think there are many plicatas that are a true blue. Someone know of any similar to these two but more blue?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Aug 4, 2017 10:51 AM CST


Ink Patterns is much closer to blue than violet. It's also a great all around iris.

Name: Pam
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Aug 4, 2017 8:26 PM CST
Sherri I grow both of the two that you mentioned. To me both of them are more on the purple side. Another that is more blue is Palace Beauty.

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Name: Lilli
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Aug 5, 2017 5:17 AM CST
That really is a beauty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Aug 5, 2017 7:11 AM CST
I agree
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