Iris Fan question

motomomMay 17, 2010

I have been growing Iris for a few years and over the years have added different colors just to see them bloom. I don't keep up with names or any of that. A few days ago I got a mess of fans from an older lady that told me something about them and I was curious whether it was true or not.She said that if you look at the back of a fan at the bottom of the stem if it has a purple color to it it's most likely going to be a two-tone color. Does anyone know if this is true? I checked mine and I have alot with this color on them. Because most of them I bought last year they didn't bloom this year so I haven't even seen the bloom colors.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

I have selfs (solid) with purple base foliage too.

Laurie at Shadowwood has a list. It shows up on my browser on the lower right of the screen.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shadowwood PBF list

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 2:33PM
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Nancy zone 6

I have several selfs with pp foliage too. I thought for a while that purple foliage might mean purple or blue blooms, but Harvest of Memories has very purple base foliage.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 6:20PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

She said that if you look at the back of a fan at the bottom of the stem if it has a purple color to it it's most likely going to be a two-tone color. Does anyone know if this is true?
I've never looked at the back of a fan at the bottom, only looked at the front of the base.

I do know that Wabash and Bright Hour are both 2 tone and the way to distinguish between the two is that Wabash has a purple tinge at the base of the fans, most visible in the spring.

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: A tale of two iris

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 8:34AM
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