Not Stepping Out?

sherryaustin(9b)April 17, 2013

Last summer I posted a picture of what I thought was 'Stepping Out'. Someone kindly informed me that I was mistaken... So, the search goes on. It's been in the garden since '98 or '99.. I can't remember if I dug it up from my old place when I moved... Most likely, it was an impulse buy in a little mesh bag at someplace like OSH... It's usually the first among the modern TB's to bloom and does so over a long period. 34" tall, nice scent.
Some possibilities:
Rare Treat, Classic Look, Blue Stacatto (too tall?)

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sherryaustin(9b)

Here's another to give you an idea of how it grows.. Any help appreciated.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:31PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I think it is 'Classic Look', but it could be 'Rare Treat'. RT is usually more ruffled. I grow 'Classic Look' and mine is about to bloom right now too.
That's a spectacular clump.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 11:35PM
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sherryaustin(9b)

Thank-you Renee, you always give such good feedback..

This is the picture I was looking for earlier.. This is truly my favorite iris.. It goes with everything... Here w/ Rose 'Radio Days'.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 12:40AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Gorgeous- it looks like Classic Look. Here's a photo of a clump I used to have. I pulled all purple out of my garden one year, then regretted it, and had to buy 'Classic Look' all over again. It's just starting to turn back into a clump.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:27PM
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sherryaustin(9b)

Oh that's nice Renee.. I found an old picture you posted of Classic Look on the forum, and one someone else posted. I think that's what it is.. Good call.
Is that Calla 'Green Goddess' next to it? Always wanted to get that.. So many plants, so little time....

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:56AM
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Ivan21(7b)

Really nice combination with the pink roses and grape vine. I will have to try that myself!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 5:28AM
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