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Re: CULT: Matching Names to Plants

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Matching Names to Plants
  • From: "Pearl Doyle" <doyle@our-town.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 22:02:13 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)

Here are websites that were helpful in finding iris names for some of mine:




They have pictures and if you know the names you could probably find yours

Pearl in North central Texas, zone 7/8

-------Original Message-------

From: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 09:36:06 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Matching Names to Plants

(Hard to put a correct subject tag to this one, but suppose this is as close
as any we could choose.)
Robert:  I don't know any place on the net you could get such a list, but
there are 2 other possibilities for help.  If you know the names of all you
have but just don't know which iris go with which names, you could post the
names to this list and others could help you with descrip-
tions so you would have help in identifying things when they bloom.  Or,
again you need to know the names you started with, you could try to get hold
of (buying them or borrowing from somebody) the official Registration and
Introduction books of the AIS and look up the dexcrip-
tions.  I guess a 3rd possibility might be, if there were a knowledgeable
iris person near you, you could get down on hands and knees and beg that
person to visit you in bloom time to help give names to at least some of
your plants.  :-)   If there is some such person fairly near you, I really
think they'd be glad to help, just happy to have a look at your garden
anyway.    If these are all fairly recently introduced cultivars you would
not to look through a lot of the R & I books to get those descriptions; they
are published in decade by decade lists, as well as a list for each year. 
(Excuse me for telling you this if you already know it.  I don't mean to
come across as sounding like a know-it-all.)  I wish you success in getting
things straightened out.  So frustrating not to have things named.  And do
make yourself an on-paper map from now on, as somebody else already said. 
It's a necessary backup to easily-moved name tags.

Arnold & Carol Koekkoek
38 7th Street, NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
e-mail  koekkoek@mtcnet.net

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