Jan; the American Iris Society was born in 1920. One
of the main reasons
for forming was that there were so
many hybrids with similar cultivar names
and often the
same iris with several names that they saw the need
form an organization to straighten things out. Because
didn't exist before 1920 that is the
earliest registration date. But there
were many Iris
hybrids mentioned in the botanical literature
sometimes the date of their publication is listed.
These are the
dates one would find before 1920. The
first accumulated checklist was 1929
yearly lists were published between 1920-1929. I
we really didn't get yearly R&Is until after
1939 which is why that
checklist is so important. The
39 checklist also gave references to
mentions in the
horticultural and botanical literature with the
dates. I believe today the AIS has one of the best
systems of all cultivated plants. It is
hard to say when the first Iris
intentially created but I would guess that Sir
Foster might have been the first, his first Iris
in 1881, If I remember correctly he
produced a series of seedlings called
they were crosses of Iris monnieri and Iris spuria,
selected from they seedlings some to introduce.
--- Jan Lauritzen
> Thank you. I was wondering about the 1920 and 1924
intro dates in your book. Can you introduce the
> same iris twice? How
does that work?
> I tried to answer Steven's question
> collected vs hybridized before I received your
You should be able to give him a much
> better explanation than I did.
Mine was a quick
> answer. If I had known you were online this
> I would not have answered. You are the expert.
> Thanks again,
> Jan in Chatsworth
Robt R Pries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> No this was any early experimental hybrid.
> It was
> --- Jan Lauritzen <email@example.com>
> > Andi -
> > Is this really
1910? I assume that it was
> > collected, not hybridized, if the date
> > early.
> > Jan in
> > "a. rivarola" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > This is Spuria Iris MONSPUR CAMBRIDGE BLUE
> > Andi
> > Valley Glen,
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