Terminology

natalie4b(7b GA)April 10, 2011

Hello,

If there is a site that explains all the iris terminology used here, please direct me there.

The only one I know is TBI - tall bearded iris. The rest - I am lost.

Thank you!

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Ha ha- I was so lost when I first started visiting this site! I remember now how many abbreviations and terms I was confounded by. Here's a page below with the classifications of the irises. Do you know the parts of the flower? That helps too- to know the difference between the falls and the standards etc. See this page here: http://lfrazer.com/iris/faqirisparts.html

And the colors? Amoenas have white standards, selfs are all one color, plicatas are sort of outlined, neglectas are two-toned blues and variegatas have yellow standards and reddish falls. I'll try to remember to put all of that info down when I post photos.

happy reading!
Renee

Here is a link that might be useful: American Iris Society

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 12:58AM
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natalie4b(7b GA)

Renee, thank you so much! I was totally lost reading the site - as if everyone spoke a foreign language.
Appreciate the reference to the website. May all your irises look like the highest award winners.
Have a wonderful spring!
~Natalie

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 8:00AM
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