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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 16, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9126106

I thought maybe it was Jessie's Song but now I am not so sure. I got a truck load of them from a person moving into a new home and ripping out the existing gardens.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 16, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9126198

how tall is it?
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 16, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9126376

The flower stalk is just over 3 feet and on one stalk I counted as many as 7 flowers/buds

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 16, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9126693

It is an older form of plicata than Jesse's song. i would suggest trying HIPS website as it looks like a historic type of irises to me. You can get the site through www.irises.org whic is the AIS site & click on the historic site.
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 16, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9126714

Thanks, I'll check it out, although looking around other websites today I thought it maybe looked a bit like Mme Chereau ??
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 16, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9126717

Maybe this one? It's called blue shimmer and it looks really close

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9126975

that does look really close

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 17, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9127095

Note that your flower has blue lines on the hafts, but Blue Shimmer does not. Close, but not there.
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 17, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9127500

San Francisco?

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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 17, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9127501

Mme. Chereau?

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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 17, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9127502

Xanadu?

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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 17, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9127505

Queen Dorothy? Iast one. :)

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 17, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9127836

I would say closest to S. Francisco. Look at the beards. Are they yellow?
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

May 18, 2012
11:12 PM

Post #9129184

The beard tip is white and gets sort of a creamy yellow near the throat. Does it matter that mine has a wider band of purple color along the bottom edge?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 19, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9129909

yes, it would be one of the flower characteristics.

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