Lowell Baumunk's list
Lowell's list brought back many happy memories. A number of the varieties
on the list (ZANTHA, CHERIE, GRAND CANYON, OLA KALA, BLACK FOREST, BLUE
RYTHYM, CHIVALRY) were among the first irises I ever planted, back in 1956.
Some were part of a collection from Schreiner's but Cherie and Chivalry
were ordered separately. Cherie never bloomed there in the mountains of
northern Pennsylvania, and soon succumbed to rot. I don't think I have
ever seen it bloom. The others were very successful, and I dragged them
around with me for quite awhile from move to move. Except for Zantha,
which I recall as large and rather floppy, all of them had small, compact
flowers of very good substance, especially Black Forest and Grand Canyon.
Blue Rythym was especially vigorous and made a fine clump of tall,
Does anyone recall a huge bitone violet named WM. SETCHELL, and the red
bitone REDWYNE? They were other early favorites.
But enough of this wallowing in sentiment!
Best wishes, Bill
William A. Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 USA
phone (804) 223-6172
FAX (804) 223-6374