Irises forum: Best site to try to find a lost iris?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 20, 2018 1:07 PM CST
I assume there are a couple websites devoted to iris and thought perhaps someone here could direct me. I was gifted an iris years ago from a friend. It since disappeared, but I really liked it. For lack of anything else, I called it 'Old Lace' - it was a delicate tannish color with ruffly edges. Looked just like old lace to me. I have no idea if it was early-mid-late, how tall, or any of the other indecipherable (to me) acronyms relating to iris. It was a bearded variety. I think I might recognize it from a photo, but unfortunately our database is missing a lot of photos for iris. So, looking for a more complete database focused on iris. Thanks.

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DaveinPA
Mar 20, 2018 3:37 PM CST
The Amer Iris Society has a wiki that may be helpful if you know anything about the iris; not sure how you can sort with what info you know. wiki.irises.org
The Historic Iris Preservation Society has a gallery and it does allow some searching by various characteristics. https://www.historiciris.org/p... with searching on right side of screen
Both are somewhat slow probably due to the amount of data each has on the site.
Good luck
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TBGDN
Mar 22, 2018 6:10 PM CST
I don't know what it might be Deb, but irises have a way of "growing" on me. For example I will always have "Song Of Norway" in my garden. It's kind of like an old friend. If I should ever come across one that fits your description I'll remind you, or at least tell you about it.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2018 3:12 PM CST
Thanks for the link. I have been having fun opening ones that are similar, then going to the parent plants to see if one of those might be closer. Wow, who knew how many iris are out there...
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2018 3:34 PM CST
So far, 'Brandy' and 'Cambodia' are closest matches, although both are much too color-saturated. The one I had was a very delicate beige/tan with maybe a hint of purple. The yard I got it from no longer belongs to my friend, but I should do a drive-by and see if the iris are still there - if so, maybe the current owner would lift a couple for me. As I recall, they were planted all along the south side of the house in a narrow bed.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 23, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Did you see this one? It's an older one though.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Very pretty, but much too gold for my missing one. I've looked back in my photos to see if I may have caught it in the background, but so far no luck. It's somewhat of a treasure hunt for me.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 24, 2018 4:19 AM CST
You might get lucky and the new owners of the house will still have some to share. Smiling
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 24, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Probably not it, but I was thinking thornbird. I lost all my photos, but some years mine was more creamy colored. I have another that is a lighter beige, just cannot remember the name. I do not think Acrobat is what you are looking for, but I always thought of lace when I looked at it.
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 24, 2018 8:11 PM CST
Thornbird
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Mar 24, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Well, I'm sure seeing some beauties in the iris family!
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