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HIST: Guesses, anyone?

Hello Everyone (especially you HIPS folks and other historic aficionados),

I have a favor to ask of you.  I have just finished updating and adding 
quite a few more pages of unknown irises to my website - many of which 
are obviously historic - along with numerous photos and as much 
description as I could locate in my mess of iris-related paperwork and 
notes.  In anticipation of next year's iris acquisitions, I would very 
much like to purchase known cultivars that might be potential matches for 
my unknowns with which to make side by side growth comparisons in my 

If you find yourself with time on your hands at some point this winter 
and a desire to view some iris photos, would you please be so kind as to 
take a look through my unknown irises and let me know if any strike you 
as potential matches to known cultivars?  Bear in mind, however, that my 
numbered unknowns are planted in a sandy, shady bed where they are 
definitely *not* being grown to their full potential, so heights and 
classifications may be understated.

You can find links to all of my unknowns at the bottom of the named 
cultivar list at the following URL:

Thank you, all, for any assistance you may be able to provide,


USDA zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern MN
clay soil

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