I was once told I could make a living wholesaling irises if I planted
and maintained 5 acres or more. It's VERY possible
that some of the smaller or busier wholesalers aren't real careful about
names and garden records? I know one or two that might have this
problem. Once every year or two I find an iris growing in a spot
I don't remember planting it! I've either mixed in a rhizome or forgot
to note one on the map! Imagine what would happen if one were growing
large quantities for wholesale and forgot to make a notation.
Betty, factor in accidents of nature
and the problem snowballs. I came home tonight to find the new bed I had
carefully planted and labled and mapped, in chaos. Either the resident
armadillo or my neighbor's dog had rearranged the whole thing. Most of these
are irises I have growing elsewhere so I will be able to recognize them
when they bloom.