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Re: The two Mrs. Darwins

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: The two Mrs. Darwins
  • From: CEMahan@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 20:31:34 -0700 (MST)

In a message dated 97-02-19 22:13:58 EST, you write:

<< Would someone be so kind as to tell me whether both MRS. GEORGE DARWIN and
 MRS. HORACE DARWIN are white selfs with red-violet haft marks? If so, are
 they easily distinguished?
MRS. HORACE DARWIN is pure white with violet reticulations on falls.
MRS. GEORGE DARWIN is white with violet and gold reticulations of falls.

Of these two irises bred by the genius of irises, the great Sir Michael
Foster, MRS. HORACE DARWIN blooms more freely.  Just a bit of trivia: Sir
Michael Foster named them for two ladies who were his close friends.  Cheers,
Clarence Mahan in northern VA where snowdrops are blooming. 

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