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RE: HIST: Dr. Bernice

  • Subject: RE: HIST: Dr. Bernice
  • From: Laetitia Munro <lmmunro@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 02:58:21 +0000

I did give Laurie a piece of Dr Bernice a few years ago. Yes it is the same
plant vetted by Phil. I have given out starts of this iris to at least half a
dozen, maybe more people, one of which was probably Mary Hess, as I have been
trying to get some iris back into circulation, one of which is DB. Yes, it
grows 'stout'  in NJ as it does in MN.
Laurie, I don't know if you have found this to be true, but it seems
particularly hardy here...not one of the sissy ones that get all upset with
freeze/thaw cycles. It eludes me why such a tough little thing didn't seem to
be growing in any historic collections that I knew, except for Presby.

> From: ChatOWhitehall@aol.com
> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 20:02:49 -0400
> Subject: Re: [iris] HIST: Dr. Bernice
> To: iris@hort.net
> In a message dated 6/1/2009 7:31:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> lauriefr@localnet.com writes:
> The iris  depicted in my photo on the HIPS site was given to me by
> Laetitia in 2003  and (Laetitia, correct me if I am wrong) came from a
> Presby dig that  year.  This is the same plant that Phil Edinger vetted
> from  Laetitia's photo, I believe.  I don't think Mrs. Hess had anything
> to  do with the history of this plant's acquisition, either by Laetitia
> or by  Presby (again, Laetitia, correct me if I am  wrong).
> Hello, Laurie. Thanks so much for your response.
> Actually, I thought perhaps your own source, or your source's  source,
> might have been Mrs. Hess. The odds were good, I thought, that if  I
> here, one or another of the parties would see my  note, and voila!
> If Phil vetted it from a photo, I'd say it was likely something he was well
>  acquainted with. He is almost as conservative as I about these  things.
> I could speak with Mrs. Hess and Mr. Edinger, if only out of  curiosity,
> but we are all so busy at this time, and I'm working on  a project;
> I think, all things considered, I will opt for a  taller iris.
> Much obliged for the information, ladies.
> Keep them blooming.
> Anner Whitehead
> Richmond VA USA
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