Re: HIST /CAT- Action Front Source-Guess Who
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- Subject: Re: HIST /CAT- Action Front Source-Guess Who
- From: Henryanner@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 14:47:29 -0600 (MDT)
Graham asked about a bearded iris named ACTION FRONT:
<< 1. Does anyone know of a US nursery offering this variety? Names and
addresses please (I need to know for a US resident friend).
2. Action Front is listed in the 1949 Checklist as not introduced.
is a listing for "Action Frost" as introduced by National Iris Gardens of
Oregon in 1943, indicating that the plant in question is in fact Action
How very odd to have this question today! My May issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED
came yesterday and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a picture of
ACTION FRONT on page 42. Must say it looks like an older iris in the picture
and I wondered if it was mislabeled. The name seemed to have a brisk
contemporary tone as well. How curious!
Kindly tell your American Friend that Mary's Garden in Hico, Texas lists this
iris in their 1996 catalog--with a date of 1942-- at four dollars. Described
as a copper red self. The new catalog is not yet out. As I have said on
numerous occasions, I have not dealt with this commercial source before so
cannot vouch for them, but they have an interesting catalog with some rarer
older irises. If anyone requires the address please e-mail me privately.
Anner Whitehead, Richmond, VA battening down the hatches for the cold snap
Henry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org