Not another couple of ID's!

aseedisapromiseJune 9, 2011

I guess this is that time of year, when we all show our stuff and ask about the ones we don't know what they are. Are either of these identifiable to anyone here? The darker purple one is and early MB iris that was a mistake packaged in with a Superstition. The light lavender is a TB I rescued from the garbage behind the Episcopal church two years ago after they had thinned theirs out. It has brown papery wrappers on the buds, and nice fat yellow beards. The Episcopalians have a whole lovely row of them in front of their entrance.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Here's a link to pics of the Dykes winners. If you click on a picture a new window with data and several photos appears. A couple prior to 1950 look similar to your bottom pic.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 11:17PM
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Thanks for looking and then responding! I did look at the Dykes page and the ones I saw there were similar, but not quite it. It's not really important to have a name, but the one from the Episcopal church is really a nice one that maybe should have a medal. I enjoy it anyway. I'll keep looking around. Someone mentioned a page where you can look up old irises, and if this is an older one maybe it is there? I really don't know how to date iris, but I think the rufflier ones are more modern.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 8:47AM
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Could the first one be SDB 'Yankee Skipper'?


    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:21AM
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Gee, I went through the photos from the historic iris list, and I think the first one might be "Black Magic". I think the second is maybe a pallida. That looks as much like it as anything. At least they must be closely related. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Magic

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:24AM
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Gee, thanks for replying with an idea, Sierra. I really think after looking up Yankee Skipper that it is lighter in color than the one I have, the falls are more dark than my photo shows. The falls are also more standy-outy on Yankee as well. Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 1:42PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

"Standy-outy." Heh heh. Funny.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 2:06AM
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