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Friday, May 4, 2012

Name That Iris II

While no one was able to help me directly with my iris identification issues in the last "Name That Iris" game, the irises were enjoyed by many and I have come to know a few websites which may help.

Well, here's round two.  If you are familiar with the proper names of these irises, please let me know.

Iris #4
I got this iris from a friend who was thinning out a bed.
Currently referred to as "deep purple."



Iris #5
I got this iris from our amazing gardening neighbor.
Currently referred to as "grape."
It smells like grape Kool-Aid.


Iris #6
I got this iris from a friend who was thinning out a bed.
Currently referred to as "burgundy and salmon with purple."


Iris #7
I got this iris from our amazing gardening neighbor.
Currently referred to as "peach."



12 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I know Iris have "proper" names but I've always felt that they were known by color -- I think of them as an old fashioned plant passed from one friend to the next and if named, they are "Judy's blue iris" or "Sally's purple iris". So I'm no help at all!

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  3. Not any good at ID's. I have several also that I would love to get ID's on. Very pretty.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. What beauties!!! My favorites of these are #4 and #6.

    Enjoy and have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  5. I have an iris like the top one and the company that created it called it "superstition" It is a very hearty plant. When mine opens up we will have to compare photos. Mine should be open in a couple days.

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  6. I do not know their names either but they are just so pretty. I love the dark purple one and the peach. Gorgeous!Love irises. You got some lovely pass a longs .Have a great weekend.

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  7. I can't be sure, but your iris #7, 'Peach', reminds me of our Orange Harvest iris. I'll have to publish of our iris when I get back into town.

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  8. I think the second iris is Iris Pallida. A fairly common iris. I have it too. You can Google it to learn more. It is hard identifying irises because there are hundreds of cultivars. You have to look at the size, color, beard, leaves, height, ruffles, ..... That being said here is a website I have found helpful while trying to identify mine: http://www.schreinersgardens.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=SIGO&Category_Code=TBI

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  9. I planted about 50 different iris one year and labeled them all. I could not read the names the next year. I wish I could help. They are beautiful.

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  10. Hi Sherlock,
    I contacted The British Iris Society, and Jill said that they would be happy to try to identify your irises if you send some pics. The difficulty may come if any are self sown crosses etc. Just go to www.britishirissociety.org.uk, and use the contact address at the bottom left.

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  11. I like Charlotte's comment! I, too, have been careful to label so many varieties of so many plants, but then had the labels fade to illegibility or get lost. I try to recover them when I can; otherwise I just enjoy the varieties that obviously attracted me enough to make me buy/plant them.

    In general, I'm finding that I enjoy the simple, single color iris as I get older. The KISS principle. And fragrance will always add a big plus in my book!

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  12. You all have been very helpful. Some good links and some names to check into!
    I got all the irises from friends so no tags with them.
    I keep my tags in the house with a little map and now my database to remember what's in which bed. Those tags just don't hold up outside, do they?

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