I agree with you! That is why I buy an iris that might be it.........when missing a name and plant next to it. This is the only true way to verify to me. If they bloom together.....same plant habit, same color, shape and consistence, blooming side by side....in comparison, they I will name it. The problem with the older iris, is trying to find a piece to buy to do the comparisons. LOL
But I have to agree. I pulled about 4 pictures of Jazz Festival off line and compared to the pics I took. Looked like less substance, less ruffle and in some pics the beard color was different. So, I too don't believe it was Jazz Festival..........so I didn't put out the feelers to buy that one..........LOL. I have checked some of my older magazines and didn't find anything yet. But, thanks for some leads to look into.
I also agree that the integrity of correct names to flowers is of the utmost importance. Nothing is worse than buying an iris by name to find out that it isn't what you bought.....and worse yet...........you have that iris and then recognize that someone fudged it because it was the same color.........or made a mistake because it was sold to them that way. I am so careful about labeling and naming in my beds. I do have beds of unknown. I keep because I love their displays..........knowing they will always be unknown to me! :) :) :)
Have a great day!
Linda in Lascassas
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Iris <email@example.com
I'm sorry, I was too tired last night to respond to your
picture but I don't think that it is Jazz Festival. JF has alot of
substance, almost like wax. Yours looks like an older iris to me. Compare to
Latin Lilt or Latin Lover. Jazz Festival also is a very large flower and
more ruffled. Do you have some older catalogs? I am going to look
through some older catalogs for you and see if I happen to notice
something. It is my opinion that it is better to have an iris that does
not a name then to give it a wrong name and share it with others. I am not
suggesting that you would do that but I did know a grower(who is not selling at
this time) that did. He also sold iris as something that it was not if he
had sold out of a variety. Right is right and that jeopardize the
integrity of our business. Remember that I said that was just my
I hope your day is a wonderful one!
Bonnie/Perozzi's Iris Farm
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Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:16
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Does anyone
recognize this neglecta?
Thank Pearl. I found that one and wondered. It appears that the
beards might be a little different....it is always so hard to tell from
pictures. I went searching to find someone who sells that. I
might be able to get it from a local grower and then I can grow them side by
side to be sure. If not..............it will probably end up going
to my neighbor who friend who doesn't label hers and just plants for nice
color and appearance. :)
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:23 PM, Pearl Doyle <firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe Jazz Festival?
Linda Hunt wrote:
This is an older iris. Always puts up lots of
stalks and has a lovely garden appearance. I bought it as
Thanks in advance for any help you might
Hope everyone has a great night!