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Irises: Intermediate Bearded NOID in burgundy

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dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9125351

I think this happy IB came to me as a bonus from the Suttons or from Schreiner about 4 years ago. I can't match it to any of the IBs pictured in recent catalogs. It has a touch of purple on the bracts. Beards are orange tipped. Definitely a reddish violet with hints of brown, except for lavender-blue veining (or something) in the centers of the falls. The photo is pretty true to color.

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dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9135643

It is indeed a Sutton (George) intermediate bearded iris, "Pop Art", and it grows like a weed for the Suttons too.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

May 24, 2012
3:27 AM

Post #9136205

Love it! How tall is yours? Does it grow like a weed for you too?
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9141971

I haven't measured bloom stalk height, but "Pop Art" shares a container with Schreiner's TB "Amity Estate", which starts blooming almost two weeks later and overtops it by 6"-12". I'm pretty sure I started with no more than one rhizome of each, and "Pop Art" has taken over that container and puts up about a dozen bloom stalks with 4-6 flowers apiece. I'd call it a weed if it weren't so pretty. It seems to shrug off pests, though gray aphids seem to have messed up a stalk or two this year. "Amity Estate", crammed into the container with it, manages half as many stalks with enormous purple amoena flowers.
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9144884

Just gorgeous...I want it !

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