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May 7, 2018 2:02 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
With apologies to the people who do rightly care about the names of good looking iris... here are some iris whose names were not always carefully recorded.

Seen recently in Phoenix...
Peachy (Keen?), I I Stutter, Give it Away
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Suspicion, American Original, Desert (can't remember)
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NOIDs
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May 7, 2018 5:23 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Beautiful photos Steve Thumbs up That last NoID is interesting.
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May 8, 2018 5:48 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I grow NoId's too Steve. I look forward to seeing their blooms each year. Smiling
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May 8, 2018 5:51 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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May 10, 2018 9:46 AM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
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My NoIDs put on a bigger show for me than other iris in the garden They are among the earliest to bloom and the last to go.
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May 10, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Mary, your NoIDs may be seedlings then. I find that seedlings are among the hardiest of irises. I guess they would have to be to survive the seed pod without any assistance from me and then root themselves and grow big enough to bloom. Ones that are not the sturdiest of irises would not make it here without being looked after and protected.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 10, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Arlyn ~ Thank You! for sharing that article on the value of cherishing old noids.

I am waiting for bloom on some, as I have collected irises not grown in their original spots, I am thinking that some, if not all of them, are from bee pods. I am looking forward to the surprise. One of them looks large enough to bloom, but, we'll see. If I like 'em, I'll keep 'em...if not. ..'bye, 'bye!
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May 10, 2018 5:26 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
grannysgarden said:Mary, your NoIDs may be seedlings then. I find that seedlings are among the hardiest of irises. I guess they would have to be to survive the seed pod without any assistance from me and then root themselves and grow big enough to bloom. Ones that are not the sturdiest of irises would not make it here without being looked after and protected.


Well that would explain why there are slight variations in color in the old iris patches. It would also explain the occasional changling child that appears. These NoIDs are seemingly indestructible. They have endured severe neglect at times and have never been fertilized. I have divided them a lot and use them all over the garden as a unifying element.

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May 12, 2018 5:48 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Steve812 said:With apologies to the people who do rightly care about the names of good looking iris... here are some iris whose names were not always carefully recorded.

Seen recently in Phoenix...

NOIDs
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Somebody please help me identify; I've tried. I must have it!!

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May 12, 2018 11:11 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
The closest I can find is Tiger Play. There is only one photo of Tiger Play in the database and it has veins running down the falls. I don't know if these veins are always prominent.
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May 12, 2018 11:14 PM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Steve all are beautiful Hurray! I really like the cream/ yellow iris with the dark falls.
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May 13, 2018 2:27 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
@Totally_Amazing

I think you are right and it is so close that if not, it would be just as good. And just when I am cutting off my ordering, so that one will have to wait for next year.

Thanks a lot for finding it. Hurray! Hurray!
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May 13, 2018 3:51 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Summer Shadow looks similar as well, there are a quite a few with this pattern out there.
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