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More than you might wish to know on Black Prince...

Simonet and Randolph BOTH did counts on Cordelia AND Black Prince.

No ambiguity -- results:Black Prince    26
                        Cordelia        25

This is nearly irrefutable evidence against synonymy. As to "Who done the

Black Prince, seen in the garden, is one of my 'WOW' iris. Its length of
time in commerce and gardens and the fact that it has traded under at least
a dozen synonyms would indicate that others over the past 170 years have
also considered it to be a 'WOW' iris. Dominion and its descendents are, by
and large 'WOW' iris.

When you look at Black Prince, Dominion and the legion of Dominion
children;  growing in a garden, a STRONG familial resemblance is
immediately noticed. I firmly believe that it would be VERY hard to defend
a paternity suit brought against Black Prince. Cordelia is not even in the
running, IMO.


Mike,  mikelowe@tricities.net   --   http://www.tricities.net/~mikelowe/
South Central Virginia, USA USDA Zone 7A, pH-5.4,  very sandy loam, warming
today to almost 80 degrees F!

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