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Re: [TB] Descriptions needed

Thanks Rita. And thanks to others who have sent info off-list. Turns out a couple of these I misread. Lightning Strike (which sounds interesting) is actually LIGHTNING STREAK, the much less obscure Gibson creation. And I'm convinced that Chico is actually CHILO, by local Don Nebeker. (Seems Chico is an SDB, and the leaves on this rhizome are too big.)

Anyone know who the hybridizer is for SOPHISTIKITTY? Seems to be a white over blue SDB, registered 1997.

By the way, the rhizomes and leaves of CHRISTIAN are exceptionally robust. The description sounds unique, really looking forward to seeing it.


GormleyGreenery@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 8/9/2005 5:01:38 PM Central Daylight Time, appleb@cut.net writes:

I made it into the big city for my first iris sale and auction on Saturday and had a fun time (thanks to Susan Boyce for telling me about it). This was the Utah Iris Society/AIS Region 12 sale. Brad Kasperek was the auctioneer, which made for lively bidding. Don Pinegar was there more or less giving away seedlings, of which I got a good sampling. Looking forward to seeing what they turn into. A very friendly group of irisarians was there (calling to mind one of the comments about the benefits of iris gardening). It appears the sale was a big success. Out on the sale tables I picked up a few iris I can't find complete information about:

Argentine Tango (2000 reg.)
ARGENTINE TANGO (Darlene Pinegar R. 2000) TB, 31", EM, Lightly ruffled light peach, F. with medium apricot hafts; beards medium yellow, tangering in throat, fuzzy short medium yellow horn sometimes present

Bride's Lace (1977)--lacy white with salmon pink beards (hybridizer?)
(O. Julander, R. 1977). Sdlg. J70-86-1. TB 30-32" (76-81 cm) ME-ML. "Heavily laced white self; red beard. (All Eternity x Celestial Snow) X Valentina., Tell 1978. "

Chico (1987 reg.)
only can find - CHICO MAID
(W. Luihn R. 1985). Sdlg. 79-23. TB 38" (97 cm) M-L. "S. pale blue (M&P 41-A-2) shading slightly deeper (41-AB-8) at base; F. pale blue (41-A-3 to 41-A-5); blue beard tipped bronze in throat; waved and lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 77-2: (Contempo x Five Star Admiral) X Song of Norway., Keppel 1985. "

Christian (2001 reg.)

CHRISTIAN 2001 R&I Darelene Pinegar R. 2001) TB, 33", EM, S. brown maroon; style arms golden brown; F. maroon black markings on yellow haft becoming solid at and beyond end of burnt orange beard;, petal edge lighter; lightly ruffled, flared, slight sweet fragrance.

Lightning Strike (Lange 97)--"purple"

(Anthony Lange, R. 1994). Sdlg. 4-88-15. TB 30" (76 cm) M & RE. "S. violet (near RHS 86A); style arms violet; F. velvety purple violet (near 82) with metallic overlay, edged S. color, veining around beards; beards old gold, white base, broad purple violet flounce; lightly ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Sky Hooks X Spinning Wheel., Camicot Acres 1997. "

I'd appreciate the missing info, or any additional info, if anyone has some. My stay in Salt Lake City was unintentionally extended for three days due to a broken auto thermostat, so I'm just now getting ready to plant, and would like to know what I'm planting, if possible. Thanks.

Sanpete County, Utah

Glad you had such a good time!

Rita Gormley
Gormley Greenery
Cedar Hill, MO
AIS Region 18, Zone 5

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