Does anyone know of any Brown/Rust shaded Irises?

Mariah.BJanuary 27, 2013

A couple of months ago, I was looking through some tall bearded iris pictures on the internet and one in particular really caught my eye. It was a rich chocolate brown color with an almost satin sheen to it. I have no idea what the name was, I think it might have had chocolate or coffee in the title. Does it sound familiar to anyone?

If not, does anyone have suggestions for some beautiful brown/rust toned TB irises to add to my garden this spring?

--- Mariah

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mccommas(z5CT)

I would really like a brown iris as well. You know, not orange but real brown like a brown pair of shoes. No one has managed to breed one that is brown enough for me.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 9:37PM
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Mariah.B

They are not sold very often because apparently brown shades are not that desirable and don't sell well but the rich brown one I saw was beautiful! It was a true solid chocolate brown, I should have saved the website...

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:08PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

If you find it again, post it here. I will do the same.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:10PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

This is a yummy iris in tones of russet, etc. Many pics online are inaccurate in color. This one is accurate.

Ruffled Copper Sunset

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 11:22PM
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Mariah.B

What a lovely iris! I'm such a big fan of the russet color, thanks so much for the suggestion. I'll see if I can find any sellers of it this year!

I actually came across a decently brown iris, I'm not sure if this is the one I mentioned above but it sure comes close! It seems like a true rich chocolate brown from most photos. I think I might try to purchase it...

It's called Chocolate Ecstasy

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 1:22AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

That's quite brown indeed. Changing Seasons and Coffee Whispers are golden brown. Huckleberry Fudge is brown. And I think there are some Aril irises that are really truly brown.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:57PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

Ruffled Copper Sunset is a very beautiful iris but that is not brown.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:07PM
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Mariah.B

Huckleberry Fudge is nice shade of brown! I think that's another one I might look into getting. :)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:59PM
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flowergirl70ks

Brown Lasso and Dutch Chocolate

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 8:16AM
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sc_gardener(zone 5)

I saw dutch chocolate at an Iris farm near us. It was beautiful and truly brown. I have "lovely senorita" from Schreiners, and it looks really good. Tan/orange/brown and nicely branched.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 7:49PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

The Dutch Chocolate looks red to me. Very nice, just not brown.

Brown Lasso is unusual. It has what you could say is a brown outline on the rim of the lower petals but the rest of it is blue and yellow.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:11PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Copatonic is a good one! Here is a pic of it in my garden!
Velvet robe
Boss tweed
Harvest moon
these are some for you to look at.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 11:25PM
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sherryaustin(9b)

Blue J Iris show one called Chocolate Ecstasy. I grow Gingersnap and like it quite a bit. From Schreiner's picture I was expecting more red, but this picture is pretty accurate.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 5:55PM
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njiris(z 5 NJ)

Here are a few more:
Brasilia, Malaysia, Chocoletto,Pretty Quadroon,Melted Chocolate and Chocolate Daddy. Sorry I do not have pictures where I am at the moment. Chocolate Daddy is really a bitone, but it does have the lovliest chocolate scent!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 4:19PM
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sc_gardener(zone 5)

when I saw dutch chocolate, it was brown. Maybe the ph in the soil could change the coloring. I know this happens with other plants.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 5:11PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Drambuie

This post was edited by aquawise on Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 23:22

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 11:47PM
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brettttt(5b)

That's beautiful, aquawise. Do you have any more information about it? I can't find anything using that name/spelling. Is it a dwarf?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 1:47PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

This is mine! I have lots of this one! I will add some info for you.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:22AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

ORIGINATOR: Anthony & Dorothy Willott

INTRODUCED: 1986

CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded

HEIGHT: 10.5"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. light brown flushed violet at base; F. light brown washed gold, deeper hafts; dark yellow orange beard.

PARENTAGE: 74-30: (72-33: (Blueberry Muffins x ((Nylon Loveliness x Dark Fairy) x Roberts 65R9)) x Gingerbread Man) X Sixpence

AWARDS: HM'91

INTERESTING INFO: Drambuie is a Scottish liqueur that combines honey, whisky and a variety of spices including saffron, anise and nutmeg.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:33AM
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illinoisdoglover(z5IL)

Will you be offering this one for trade this year? I have a friend that collects iris from the Willotts, she actually knew them.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 11:13AM
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illinoisdoglover(z5IL)

Thanks for the email.......good luck.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:22AM
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Mariah.B

Thank you all for the lovely suggestions, I think the one that I've been searching for was "chocolate ecstasy" so thank you to those who mentioned it!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 1:10AM
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