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Apr 12, 2018 10:40 AM CST
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Stanley NC
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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Apr 12, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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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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Apr 13, 2018 12:00 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
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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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Apr 13, 2018 7:02 AM CST
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Height/time of flowering are needed an Iris expert.
So......Maybe Iris Carriwitched????

Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Carriwitched')
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Apr 14, 2018 9:47 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
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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.
Apr 14, 2018 11:33 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Looking at the photos in the database, the rim on Carriwitched looks too narrow and more clearly defined.
Apr 16, 2018 6:19 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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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Apr 22, 2018 1:57 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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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.
Apr 22, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
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Notifying the vendor is always a good idea. they know plants growing near the ordered plant.
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