Irises forum: Iris ID

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Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
Aug 25, 2017 8:08 AM CST
We have a couple of clumps of this Iris on a property we purchased and have never been able to ID. Anyone? Thanks!



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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2017 10:48 AM CST
I don't know what it is, but it's sure a nice historic. Smiling
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Aug 25, 2017 12:59 PM CST
I thought I have seen this iris or something similar in a past thread.
Does anyone think this might be it?
Edit: Oops, fixed spelling
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Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Region: Virginia Herbs Cat Lover Bee Lover
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greenthumb99
Aug 25, 2017 2:57 PM CST
Think you have nailed it iciris, thank you very much! Thumbs up
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Aug 25, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Well, I it could be, but you should obtain one and grow them side by side, see if they both bloom at the same time, and then take apart the blooms of each one and completely compare all parts of each them. Then make the decision.
Will others chime in if there anything I forgot to mention?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 26, 2017 2:39 PM CST
I think that says it Barbara. Grow the plant you select as a match side by side and compare height, time of bloom and then bloom details. So many are 'almost' alike except for the beard, etc., and that will mean you do not have a match and must continue your quest for a name. One thing to always keep in mind is that some irises DO NOT have names. Some are seedlings that took over an iris bed and were allowed to grow. They are hardy and lovely so they were shared. Some are ones that hybridizers grew as seedlings and decided not to introduce, but are lovely enough for anyone, so they gave them away. After time passes, and the irises origin is forgotten, (and in this day of liking our plants to be named) we then begin a futile search. Smiling I hope it is a match. If not, enjoy the search. I have a few noid's that I love to see bloom and someday may find a match for.
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