Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Abbey Road'): This blossom is not Abbey Road

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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Feb 28, 2018 2:18 PM CST
Abbey road is a bi-tone flower.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Feb 28, 2018 8:18 PM CST
SpringGreenThumb said:Abbey road is a bi-tone flower.


Yes, it is. But a very creamy one. David Silverberg saw this photo years ago and did not question it. My source for the iris was Superstition Iris Gardens back in 2001 and they seldom sell incorrectly id'd cultivars. I think in the photo it is just the effect of my very bright Texas sun when it was taken. The sun here tends to bleach out the color in real life as well as in a photo. However, I'm perfectly happy for the admins here to remove the photo if they believe it's questionable.

Donald
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KentPfeiffer
Feb 28, 2018 9:02 PM CST

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Looks correct to me, Donald.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Feb 28, 2018 9:58 PM CST
Ok, you can see why I might question..

Even the form looks different but if you say so...

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Mine always has more yellow and the same dog ear falls look as the other pictures. Online.



Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Feb 28, 2018 10:12 PM CST
It's true mine never had quite that form. But the photos on the iris encyclopedia on the American Iris Society show form that is close to what I grew, though certainly with more contrast between the standards and falls than my photo depicts.
http://wiki.irises.org/TbAthru...
Even so, I would have no problem believing that your photo and mine are the same iris.
Donald
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Feb 28, 2018 10:14 PM CST
Awesome!

Your flower is beautiful. Have a nice day. ❤️

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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Feb 28, 2018 10:31 PM CST
My mistake. I should have recognized it. Sorry.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 1, 2018 9:08 AM CST
It sure fits the description and looks like the 'Abbey Road' pictured on this page: http://historiciris.blogspot.c...
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SpringGreenThumb
Mar 1, 2018 11:46 AM CST
Good enough for me!
I'm completely convinced.
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