Viewing post #898343 by brettttt
|Thanks, all, for the warm reception. Confirms my experience that gardeners are a generally friendly lot.
About my noid: I realize identifications are tricky, especially when you can't look at the actual flower. And I won't get rid of this iris if I never identify it. But I guess I've been in academia too long--it sort of bothers me not to have better information when I know it must be out there somewhere. I like to learn as much as I can about whatever I'm involved in, and knowing what this flower is would point me in the right direction for further research. So here it is:
A few months back I came across pictures of "Quaker Lady" (probably at davesgarden.com) and thought that that must be what this is. More recently, though, I saw pictures of "President Pilkington" and became less sure. On mine, the beard and the contrasting coloring of the haft around the beard both seem maybe a little more prominent than on Quaker Lady.
I've thought about just ordering one each of QL and PP and comparing them in person. Of course, maybe I have something different from both. Whatever it is, something about this historic iris just speaks to me. The colors are just so subtle and unexpected. Each individual blossom doesn't last long, but there are quite a few on each plant.
Thanks for any thoughts you might have.