The checklist database doesn't list an iris called
"So Grand," so it's most likely a bogus name.
Vern did a lot of hybridizing of pinks,
including pink medians, so it's possible
it's one of his earlier ones.
in the not-yet-raining SF bay area, zone 9
On 11/2/2011 6:02 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I don't think so. The beard on mine appears to be much darker. Here's
> the link to the iris farm that sent me the bonus iris. You have to
> scroll down to reach "So Grand". It states it's a TB but it mine is only
> 19 inches tall from the soil line to the very top of the flower, it
> doesn't give a year, nor does it say it's a rebloomer. The picture of
> the iris on this web site does look like what I have here growing in my
> BEARDED IRIS <http://www.williamsonfarmflowers.com/bi_sn_sz.htm>
> Thank you very much for your efforts Betty.
> Margie Brown, NY
> In a message dated 11/2/2011 7:33:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> Autmirislvr@aol.com writes:
> my picture of it in 2006, Does it look like it could be the same?
> Things sometimes look different.
> Betty Wilkerson
> Zone 6 KY
> email@example.com <mailto:autmirislvr%40aol.com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: birdwoman424 <firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: iris-photos <email@example.com
> Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 2:34 pm
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: NOID
> I received this iris as a bonus named So Grand (Wood). I can not find
> any info about this rebloomer. I am beginning to think that perhaps the
> name may not be correct. It bloomed the morning after the freak Oct.
> nor'easter. As a result it took a beating due to the rain snow wind
> etc. This 19 inch tall iris color changes depending on the available
> I have been able to compare it to My Friend Jonathan. 'So Grand?" is
> the same height, however, it has more substance and ruffle. And it's
> falls are more elevated as shown in day 2 photos.
> Please take a peek at my photos. Your time and comments are much
> Thank you,
> Margie Brown, NY
> Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished - Lao Tzu