RE: mis-named iris
- Subject: RE: [iris-photos] mis-named iris
- From: "Char Holte" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 17:18:36 -0500
- Importance: Normal
this is just
a thought. Are we, those of us who take part in this chat, better at
identification of the Noids we receive?
planning purposes expect the following to be incorrectly
to 100% of "Mart" irises. This includes all general nurseries and catalog
to 30% of irises obtained at an iris society sale where members contribute the
10% of irises obtained from a serious collector who has a computerized
mapping and field staking.
to 3% of irises obtained from a specialized iris nursery. Only a few
have better performance records than this.
(This could stir up a discussion.)
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
In a message dated 5/4/2005 6:53:23 AM Mountain Daylight
Time, email@example.com writes:
Continuing on the mis-named iris theme, here are two iris
labled Mother Earth. The pink iris came from Van Dyke's. I knew it wasn't
the real thing because it is a space-age iris(see the purple horns) and
Mother Earth is not space age. The maroon and white iris came from
Breck's. It is also incorrect. Mother Earth is pink and lavender. I was
guilty of buying one and my neighbor bought the
Give yourself a pat on the back, because you've
learned the crucial lesson to advance from "beginner" to true irisarian --
things acquired from general nurseries are often mis-identified. I
could share my own horror stories from the 1960s, but will just say that
each of us tends to learn the hard way.
Iris specialists aren't
infallible, but most go to great lengths to maintain accurate IDs.
When we put out a catalog, we included a true-to-name guarantee to our
customers and there was only one that turned out to be valid. In that case,
of course we provided a replacement and with it a new introduction as an
apology. But all of the other requests were from non-customers who had
heard of our guarantee and none could provide a complete "audit trail" that
would identify the original customer.
Obviously, the more
times a cultivar changes hands the more likely it is to be
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