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Cult: Pricing

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Cult: Pricing
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:11:55 +0000
  • References: <01BD95E0.D550D7E0@ppp210.povn.com>

J.F. Hensler wrote:
> Hi John,
> Would you please post the following?
> Subjects: local pricing/"Kissie"?(LA)
> This week I popped into a local nursery that specializes in pond gardens 
> and water plants hoping to find a few "treasures".
> >From the prices listed in the catalog, I expected to find clumps.... not so.
> You might be interested in knowing that Ensatas (generic mixed colors) 
> are going for $12.25. That's one small start in a gallon pot.
> I.psuedacorus (spelling is from their catalog) is $22.25.... 
> same size as the ensatas.
> Generic Sibs are going for $16.95 and they "need to be in water".
> I did see one blooming iris other than the I.psuedocorus, an LA that sure looks
> like I.fulva... They call it "Kissie Red", a hybrid that sells for them at $23.95 a pop.
> Anyone ever heard of this?
> I suppose the prices are easier to understand when the "goldfish" 
> they're selling are going for $150! (No offense intended to anyone who collects koi.)
> Christy Hensler
> Newport, WA z4b

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