Unknown Iris - Early

penelope(Z6 KY)May 15, 2011

These pictures of the same plants were taken on different days:

2-tone burgundy- historic, 27", gold beard

Pink/Apricot - 32", been there at least 12 years?????

White and Blue plicata - 33", white-to-yellow beard,

Had before 1998.

Huge Blue - 34", good branching, wh vein & beard, almost a white stripe in outer center of fall - had before 1998.

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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Here is another place!

Here is a link that might be useful: historic iris

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 8:58PM
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penelope(Z6 KY)

Thanks aquawise - I have looked at those pictures. I am not a member yet.


    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 4:42PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Penny! I am not either but it is a good place to look for reference pics. Here is another one

Here is a link that might be useful: old iris

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 5:40PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

2 tone burgundy:

Here are the closest matches I looked at and most rejected because the veining didn't seem to match, they didn't have the light fall edge showing on yours or beards not a match.
Some pics I looked at were taken in 2003 and accurate color has improved. Always someone takes a pic in the shade or indoors and there goes any hope of true color. So I give you the list as you will be the best judge as to a possible match. Good luck.

Colonel Candelot - no, veins don't match
Dauntless (gets very mixed up with Indian Chief) fall edge lightens slowly
Don Juan - veins go too low
Francheville - fall edges don't look a match, beard seems to be whitish at the end
Indain Chief (similar to Dauntless) fall edge doesn't match
Kansas Ingleside - possible
Junaluska - no
Louvois - no. fall rim more precise
Lighthouse - no, shaded color in standards
Picador - no, some pics have straw standards, some pinkish
Red Cloud - no light edge; vein area too large
Sir Michael - only 1 pic which was in lav; otherwise decent match
Satchem - no

Another place for some oldie Schreiner iris photos is Carlos' site called Brighton Park.

Some photos of "San Francisco" show fall plicata stitching all around the falls and little white on the standards.
All the photos I've seen show "Los Angeles" having stitching only partially on the falls.

I'm guessing there are some mis-identified photos of "San Francisco" at some sites.
But if it's not "Los Angeles" then it's "San Francisco". Beards almost identical on both.
huge blue:

Possibly "Victoria Falls"

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.brightonparkiris.com/schreiner.html

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 12:27AM
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penelope(Z6 KY)

Thanks Iris Gal - I do use Brighton Park as a reference! The Plicata looks to me like Mme Chereau, 32", M - What do you think?

The huge Blue has a white-to-yellow beard - something that I discovered later, after the post. It could be Full Tide????

The dark one will take me a bit longer. I do have a better picture somewhere. I'll look.


    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 5:21PM
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