Irises forum: This is DEFINATELY not what was on the label!

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Greyduck
Apr 12, 2018 10:40 AM CST
I need help identifying the following iris. I thought it was an intermediate bearded iris called Kahuna by Marky Smith.
Which was supposed to be a nice warm copper brown color.

What popped up is a wonderful purple and cream with an purple/orange beard, any help would be appreciated.
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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 12, 2018 11:33 AM CST
I once was looking for confirmation for an ID for an Iris and was told that Iris cannot be identified from a photograph.
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Henhouse
Apr 13, 2018 12:00 AM CST
I'd check with the vendor you purchased the Iris from.. Some are better at helping than others. I do hope you contact the grower for a replacement. If they are reputable, it shouldn't be a problem Smiling

There are tons of plicatas, and they are hard to positively identify unless you grow the possibilities next to your NOID.

Post your picture on the Iris forum (if you haven't already done so).. Lots of knowledgeable folks there..
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Silversurfer
Apr 13, 2018 7:02 AM CST
Height/time of flowering are needed ...plus an Iris expert.
So......Maybe Iris Carriwitched????


http://wiki.irises.org/Ib/IbCa...


Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Carriwitched')



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DaveinPA
Apr 14, 2018 9:47 AM CST
What are some of the details: height, size of blossom, any purple in foliage, etc? All help to narrow the possibilities down. But as was stated it is hard to do a positive id from a photo alone.
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 14, 2018 11:33 PM CST
Looking at the photos in the database, the rim on Carriwitched looks too narrow and more clearly defined.
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gemini_sage
Apr 16, 2018 6:19 AM CST
That bit of orange glow on the styles and touch of warm color on the hafts near the beard is distinctive and may set it apart from a lot of other purple and white plicatas. Knowing if it is indeed an IB will help somewhat too.
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Name: Charlotte
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cbunny41
Apr 22, 2018 1:57 AM CST
@greyduck

The closest I am coming is "Outer Edge", but both it and "Carriwitch" seem to have larger white patches than yours. You haven't given us the height and if timing is right for an intermediate as well as height. It sure is pretty and if we can identify it, it will go on my wish list. I also tried Border Beardeds and nothing.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Apr 22, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Notifying the vendor is always a good idea. they know plants growing near the ordered plant.

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