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Iris ID's, please.

Posted by wbonesteel 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 21:13

I'm not familiar with the different varieties, but I have a few of these tall bearded white irises growing in my garden, and more than a few of these lavender colored tall bearded irises, as well.

Edit: These were given to me last fall. I think the one on the right is plum pretty whiskers, but I'm not sure.

This post was edited by wbonesteel on Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 21:24


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RE: Iris ID's, please.

Was the wind blowing when you took the picture? It's too hard to tell the shapes and colors.

If you do a search on 'plum pretty whiskers' you'll see it has lots of veining in the falls banded by a large rim of light lavender.


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RE: Iris ID's, please.

I grow Plum Pretty Whiskers, and it is not like your iris. Here's a pic. Yours is a historic. You might want to check the HIPS site.

Here is a link that might be useful: HIPS


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RE: Iris ID's, please.

That Plum Pretty Whiskers is absolutely beautiful. Must add that to my want list. Nice picture.


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RE: Iris ID's, please.

HArd to ID your white. Hard for the purple too since the wind is blowing it, but it may be Lent A. Williamson. Check the HIPS website for a good picture.
Lent is a very old iris, one of EB Williamson's first and finest introductions in 1918. It is very hardy and well loved, can be found in many old gardens today. If you have Lent you have a real old classic there.


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RE: Iris ID's, please.

Yeah, the wind is almost always blowing, here. The irises came out of a bed that I know for certain is at least forty years old and probably much older than that.

That first pic of the white iris is about the best I could get w/o setting up a windbreak. Which didn't even occur to me, at the time. I plan to use them in conjunction with some white double hollyhocks and white glads in order to make a bit of a 'statement' in the front flower gardens. They'll be surrounded and/or framed with some color.

Thanks for your help folks! I do appreciate it.


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