Anyone know which iris this might be? I'm not even looking for a specific name so much as names of similar iris, as I'd like to get one like this one but it doesn't need to be identifical.
My guess is Mountain Melody.
Also check out Ruffled Queen, Belvi Queen, Tufatul, Sing Out, and Chickasaw Sue at Blue J Iris.
It's a subtle iris.
Thanks Renee. I don't think it's any of those; they look too orange or purple. The color in the picture is accurate.
My guess would be Roundup. Also try Patina, and the Innerst ones like Tennessee Gentleman, Tennessee Women.
My best guess is Smoke Rings, HM'73, Gibson'72
It often photographs pinker than it is.
I think the closest match is Roundup. Patina is lovely too. I don't think it was Smoke Rings because of the yellow on the falls, but a gardener in that same neighborhood did have what I think is Smoke Rings. Very cool color.
'Smoke Rings' does have the "Coleman's dry mustard" yellow falls which are often 'blown out' in photos. I found it very hard to get an accurate photo.
Haven't seen 'Patina' in person. Pictures look as tho its fall edge is narrower. But the main reason I would suspect 'Smoke Rings' is the beard. Patina's beard is a deep antique gold. 'Smoke Rings' beard looks exactly like the above photo.
I've never seen 'Roundup'. Do you know what year or which hybridzer?
Roundup is Keppel '74.
I don't think the mystery iris is Patina either ~ it looks too yellow to be the mystery iris, but I like it.
I am going to order Smoke Rings again. I ordered it once but it hasn't bloomed for me and I'm not sure I still have it. I haven't seen Smoke Rings in person for sure, just one that I thought might be Smoke Rings based on the smoky pink color of the borders.