Hybridizers have worked to get away from them, but now are reappearing as 'lines'. However they are present in the miniature tall bearded irises. I don't happen to have a photo of same as I don't have that color on my seedlings.
A few more pics to share.
Brazilian Art and Candy Club (I reallly don't like this one much on the cut list)
Champagne and Strawberries and Florentine Silk (this might be a repeat, not sure)
Magharee and World Class
I'm loosing track of what I have posted where, lol so I appologize for any duplicates in advance. I have a few more opened today, but waiting for the sun to go down some before I take pictures. I tried to make a few crosses today, so we'll see what happens.
Thanks Marilyn, Here's some more to look over.
Copper Classic and Double Ringger
Dipped In Dotts
King Tush and Kiss Me Please
Novel Idea and Pamper Me
Poem of Ecstasy and Starship Enterprise
Rim of Fire
Rogue Trader and Wintry Sky
Thanks Marilyn, Novel Idea is a lot like one called Splurge, only not as pink. My Splurge didn't bloom this year. The falls on Kiss Me Please will fade to be much lighter after a few days. I will take a pic then and you can complare. It's a big bloom. Double Ringger is a really good grower, and I have lots of it.
Here's where most of my historic iris reside, thought I'd share some of their pics too.
Flavescens - De Candole 1813 William A. Setchell - Brehem 1938
NOID purple and NOID Mauve
Burnt Toffee - Schreiner 1977 and NOID Yellow
Rhages - Reidel 1934
I think I included Siva Siva and Lorilee earlier.
The only historic I want yet is Eleanor Roosevelt. Then I'll have about all I want of those for now. I've ordered about 50 new irises,(well 52 to be exact!) and have about 20 seedlings to plant. (Not including any gift irises they send with the orders) I haven't even begun my veggie garden yet. I have two beds that need to be completely dug out and re-worked or the quack grass will be taking it over. This working gig sure took a bite out of my time to garden. I have a few that are on my "cut" list to get rid of and not replant. I will have tons of rhizomes to share in July. I might try taking some to a farmer's market in July too. My peach tree and apple trees are loaded with baby fruit. I'll be canning and freezing a lot this fall. I did make a new bed, It's a round one, and I'm going to plant irises from the center to the outside like spokes of a wheel. Each "spoke" will be of one variety. Thought it might be a fun looking thing if I can use irises that all bloom about the same time. Might put a Canna lilly (not sure how that's spelled) in the center for some hight.
Your historic garden is so pretty! I know what you mean about working taking a bite out of time to garden. When I am working, I keep thinking about all that needs done in my garden and wish that I could be outside playing in the dirt.
Tom, my Eleanor is too small yet to split, but next year we can steal you a piece! Just remind me in the spring. It's making great growth, and if the rebloom season is kind to it, I'll be looking at about 6 to 1 increase. It tried to rebloom last fall, and froze out. Considering the cold we had with no snowcover, and the power line fiasco, and being constantly dug up by various "critters", I'm very pleased with the survival rate on my iris. About 25-30 of them were planted WAY late in the fall, and about a dozen were "left-overs" ,all dried and wrinkled, and none too large to start with. I was disappointed with the bloom this spring, quite a few didn't show, and those that did, seemed "small-flowered" to me.....Arlyn