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Re: HYB: "Black and White Irises" ('Headlines')


From: z88keys@mindspring.com (L.Zurbrigg)

>From: HIPSource@aol.com
>
>In a message dated 4/21/99 8:58:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time, BILLS@hsc.edu
>writes:
>
><< I grew 'Headlines' many years ago, and on consulting my photo file found
> that the picture Anner refers to in the Rix book is woefully off.
> 'Headlines" did have falls as black as any "black" iris of its time, and
> did give the impression in the garden of a black and white iris >>
>
>I'm glad to hear that. I've wondered, you see, since the literature does
>indicate such, but the photo, which is just unglamorized enough to suggest
>accuracy, does not seem very compelling. Maybe they don't even have the real
>thing in that picture. As recent books have clearly demonstrated, there are
>plenty of misnamed irises circulating in the UK as well as here. It is a
>colossal problem, and not only one that affects the historics. If you think
>of hybrid cultivars as unique botanical entities, it is also quite serious.
>
>Anner Whitehead
>HIPSource@aol.com
>
>Der Anner: I grew  HEADLINES many years ago , perhaps when I was still in
>Canada. It was not a really outstanding thing as I recall, but perhaps not
>too bad for that time in history.  Lloyd Z. in Durham NC , where the talls
>are nearing peak. There is a nice blended yellow with some cinnamon
>plicata marks at the haft, and reddish beards. But oh, so many worthless
>seedlings.



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