Re: siberians - Can this be Caesar's Bro?
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- Subject: Re: siberians - Can this be Caesar's Bro?
- From: Ellen Gallagher <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 05:39:43 -0700 (MST)
>The correct name is CAEZARS BROTHER (And with no apostrophe). Morgan
>introduced CAEZAR in 1930, and CAEZARS BROTHER in 1932. In 1974 the
>Registrar approved a change of CAEZAR to CAESAR "to correspond to common
>usage"---an inappropriate change in my opinion. CAEZARS BROTHER, a far more
>populer cultivar, has not had its name changed. It is often sold under the
>"common usage" spelling.
Thank you Clarence - I'll add this to the reams of facts that I
didn't know about Siberians....I thought everyone was 'making a
mistake' in the spelling. :-))))
>As with many historic cultivars, especially Siberians, there are spurious
>clones that circulate in the trade, and in local iris sales. I think I have
>the correct cultivar, and it is the one that is most commonly grown under
>that name---but who can be sure? The foliage is fairly good at holding up
>straight, but does flop a bit. I do not find this habit unattractive. HIGH
>STANDARDS has foliage that remains straight and tall, and is a superior
Another reason to garden in the North....my CAEZARS BROTHER stands
up all season and doesn't reach the height that is indicated for it.
Maybe I have the wrong cultivar?
ILLINI ENCORE exceeds the height indicated for it and HIGH STANDARDS
is perfect....in every way.
Ellen Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Gallagher "I yam what I yam!"
Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA
USDA Zone 3