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May 24, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
I know this is probably a long shot...but here goes. I have two dwarf iris that I got from a friend. They are both about 5 to 6 inches tall.
Iris #1:
Thumb of 2018-05-25/petruske/19e977 Thumb of 2018-05-25/petruske/715082

Iris #2:
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May 24, 2018 7:20 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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At that height, and from the photos, it looks like they are MDB's. I don't grow either one but someone else may recognize them. Good luck. Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
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May 24, 2018 11:59 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
I can't find anything close to the first one. I found one iris that is similar to the second one called Blue Secret.
http://wiki.irises.org/Sdb/Sdb...

Good luck with your search Crossing Fingers!
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May 25, 2018 4:14 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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The second one looks like Boo to me.
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May 25, 2018 6:27 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Try "atroviolacea" (pumila species) for the first, and "Alpine Lake" for the second
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May 25, 2018 7:27 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
It is too short to be Boo, Tom.

I don't think it is Alpine Lake either. Here is a photo of my Alpine Lake.



The standards are never all white in any I have seen. In the photo Sue posted the standards look to be a lovely white. Shrug!
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May 25, 2018 9:26 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I thought it was short too, but by the looks of the plant it's pretty new and may have bloomed short the first year.
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May 25, 2018 10:53 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
i can't get any pix to upload...i'll try later
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May 25, 2018 11:41 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
Good point, Tom. Thumbs up
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May 25, 2018 3:12 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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the only Alpine Lake pic I can get to upload ?
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May 25, 2018 3:17 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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May 26, 2018 6:10 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
tveguy3 said:I thought it was short too, but by the looks of the plant it's pretty new and may have bloomed short the first year.


Tom, you are correct. The light colored one was planted just last year and went through a nasty Wisconsin winter. So, very possible that it will be taller next year.

The dark one has been in that spot for a few years.
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May 26, 2018 6:13 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I could send you a test plant if you'd like, as I have Boo. Or you could drive here and pick it up. Hilarious!
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May 26, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
I'm going to keep record of all your suggestions. Next year when it blooms again, I'll be able to compare it to the suggestions made here.

I'm leaning more towards Boo. Alpine Lake appears to have a blue beard and my picture doesn't. However, I'm not ruling it out at this time. I'll make the comparisons next year.
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May 26, 2018 6:16 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
tveguy3 said:I could send you a test plant if you'd like, as I have Boo. Or you could drive here and pick it up. Hilarious!


Smiling I'd love to have you send one to me!!! Smiling I'll t-mail you with my address.
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