Iris I.D. Please

ashleigh-georgiaApril 23, 2010

Could you please tell me the name of this iris? Thanks =)

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Wow, that's really gorgeous. I like the blue/purple under the beard- very unusual. I don't have an answer for you, but have you looked at Blue J Iris's site? They organize by color, so it's easier to search.
Renee

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue J

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 7:43PM
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ashleigh-georgia

Thanks Renee...I swapped some plants with a gardening friend and this was one of the "surprise" flowers. They were all suppose to be in the purple family but I got this beauty instead. =)

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 9:30PM
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littlebit_gw

Check out Mountain Melody...

(J. Gibson, R. 1983) TB, 36" , EM
S. smoky mulberry and yellow orange blend; F. white, widely banded rich yellow orange. speckled smoky mulberry; orange ) beard; ruffled.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 3:08AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

I agree with littlebit. It looks like Mountain Melody. Beautiful Iris!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 5:55PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Mountain Melody looks like a good match. I would want to rule out these first tho.

Abstract Art

Plum Gleam

Prairie Plum

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 12:32AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I saw Mountain Melody for the first time yesterday and thought of this iris post.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 1:31AM
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littlebit_gw

The beard is the wrong color for Plum Gleam, but the others are oh so close..

Perfect example of how hard it is to truly id a lost name iris

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 3:21PM
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