help id this dark iris!

gracesmith_03May 17, 2012

Hey, all! I visited a nursery with a NoID iris..(figures!) It is just gorgeous; I'm trying to figure out which darker one it is...does anyone know? Thanks!

[IMG]http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u453/gracesmith_03/Dark_iris.jpg[/IMG]

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gracesmith_03

Whoops...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 9:56AM
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marricgardens

Do you think it may be Anvil of Darkness by Schreiner's?
http://www.schreinersgardens.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SIGO&Product_Code=102157&Category_Code=TBI

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 11:26AM
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gracesmith_03

Possible...any reason you feel it's not Before the storm?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 9:43PM
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marricgardens

Both irises look similar to the one in your picture, it could very well be either? Do you remember how tall it was? BTS is 37", a late season bloomer and fragrant. AOD is 30" a mid season bloomer and also fragrant. The height would be a factor in deciding who it is. Marg

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:13AM
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gracesmith_03

Wow, Marg. Great help! Wasn't thinking about measurement at the nursery (told you i'm a newbie..and i had a tape measure in my purse!) So i guess i'm hoping that it's BTS as that's the one i located at a local nursery...(three huge flower spikes in a gallon pot for $12! YAY!) So hopefully it's the same one...and if not, there is always next year...:)

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:38AM
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wieslaw59

Definitely not Before the Storm(totally different shape of the flower). Before the Storm has tailored shape, no ruffling. There is no reason for looking for the most improbable choices, when the iris looks totally like Hello Darkness. If it has like 6-7 buds, it is Hello Darkness.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:30AM
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gracesmith_03

well, poop. that figures. lol at least it'll be one to tide me over till I get some cool iris. Thanks for the help with ID, wieslaw59.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 4:16PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Tough to tell which iris it is without beard color, bloom period, etc. There are dozens of irises in this color. It's \very pretty in your photo, especially with the companion plantings. You may be very happy with the iris you bought.
Renee

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 4:34PM
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