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Re: CULT: Favorite 'Lost' Irises

From: Ken Coleman <ciris@uswest.net>

You can try Riverview Iris Gardens for Gala Madrid.  It is in their 99 catalog
for $2.00.
Contact Tony DeRose  21680 Upper Pleasant Ridge Road, Caldwell, Idaho 83605
Phone 208 453 1305.
Carol L. Coleman
C.  Iris On Pond
Region 11 Zone 5

Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:

> From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
> From: Arnold Koekkoek <koekkoek@mtcnet.net>
> << When I get time, I mean to make known a few more goodies I have lost
> over the years, and I hope others will follow Walter's suggestion to do the
> same.>>
> OK, Arnold and Walter! Your eloquence has convinced me to post a short list
> of my "Favorite Lost Irises" with a request for any leads to current
> sources from which I might replace them.
> Gala Madrid (Les Peterson, '68) TB. Intense golden yellow and rich
> red-purple bicolor. Vigorous and floriferous (has given me up to 19 stalks
> per clump and regularly blooms for three to four weeks), but I lost it to
> botrytis after I divided and replanted it a couple of years ago. It's
> prpbably still in commerce, but I haven't seen it listed when I ordered
> recently.
> Gypsy Rings (G. Shoop, '67) TB. Salmon-pink standards, falls white with a
> tellow rim. I have grown others of this color combination, but none with
> such clean contrast or vigorous growth habits - GR has given me up to 16
> stalks per clump and a blo
> season of five weeks!
> Dresden Gold (D. Foster, '74) AB. Very intense yellow with a prominent
> chocolate brown signal; large globular flowers - that is my memory - it's
> been quite a while since I had this one.. This was one of the first ABs I
> grew, and I left it in place too long. It's history (for Sharon
> McAllister's benefit) was
>         1st year - no bloom
>             2nd year - no bloom
>             3rd year - 7 stalks
>             4th year - 25 stalks
>             5th year - 3 stalks
>             6th year - rot
> Would appreciate hearing about sources for any of these!
> Thanks!

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