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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Iris

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awomanonabike

Trying to compare an imposter with the two other #iris-reticulata that are in flower at the moment. #iris-reticulata-harmony is in the foreground and #iris-reticulata-jsdijt is in the background with the rogue but beautiful one on the right 💜💛

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mrsflowerpot

Ooooh that one's velvety!!! 💜💜💜

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awomanonabike

It is and it’s a gorgeous warm purple but I’m not sure what it is. Any ideas Beck? 🤔 @mrsflowerpot

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awomanonabike

Urszula thought it might be Pixie or Palm Spring 🧐 @ublaszko @mrsflowerpot

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ublaszko

Perhaps Pixie because it's a sport of Harmony but purple rather than blue

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mrsflowerpot

I'm wondering if it is either Iris 'Pixie' or simply Iris reticulata. It could be a hybrid of any combination of pairings though. Sometimes bits and bobs slip through the net to intrigue us! 💜💜💜💜💜

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mrsflowerpot

Goodness me Palm Springs is a beautiful variety though I will have to keep my eyes out for that one!! 💜💜💜💜

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awomanonabike

Thank you both. I may just have to get a few of each, in the interests of discovery of course 🧐 @ublaszko @mrsflowerpot

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mrsflowerpot

😂😂😂 👍 Of course, just for scientific purposes Jacqueline!!

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sadieberg

I have posted pics of Pixie, it is similar

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ublaszko

I think M&S had Palm Springs and I regret not getting it when I had the chance 😭 I planted Pixie last autumn and I think some are coming up and showing flowerbuds. But then again it could be any other variety I had planted there before... 😂 Already had a couple of Alida's this year 😁😁

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sharonhayden

All sounds very technical to me 🤔

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awomanonabike

And as for this little imposter 🧐 I have no idea what variety it is, which is a shame as it is rather lovely 💙💜 It’s a bit more purple than harmony and a bit more blue then J.S. Dijt... #iris #irisreticulata

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valjones-hughes

A beauty. Wonderful colour!

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pauline33

Beautiful like velvet ☺️💙💙

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awomanonabike

Thanks Val. I think so too. It popped up in a pot of JS Dijt so I have no idea what it is 🤔 @valjones-hughes

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awomanonabike

It really is Pauline. So intense too 🥰@pauline33

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ublaszko

It could be Pixie or Palm Spring. Have a look down this list and see what you think 😊 https://www.pottertons.co.uk/pott/browse.php?folder=221

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awomanonabike

Thanks Urszula though that’s a dangerous website! 😉😂 @ublaszko

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awomanonabike

😂😍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

I might have to get some and grow them to find out 👍😂 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I think I found out about that website from you 😂😂 I planted Pixie last autumn but still waiting for the flowers.

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awomanonabike

You may well have done. I bought several varieties from them a couple of years ago 😍 I love supporting specialist nurseries @ublaszko

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