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Re: CULT: Matching Names to Plants

  • Subject: Re: CULT: Matching Names to Plants
  • From: "pinkirises" <pbrooks@whidbey.net>
  • Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 02:58:28 -0000

If you have the names, the most comprehensive source I know of is the 
Riverview Iris Garden catalog.  They offer "over 9000 varieties", up 
to the most recent, and this year they included descriptions of every 
one, which a little checking determined they match the R&I lists I 
have for the '80s and 90s.

The catalog costs $7, but is a mindblowing source of both info and 
plants.  Their address is 21680 Upper Pleasant Ridge, Caldwell, ID 
83605.  Or they have a website:  www.Riverview-Iris-Gardens.com.  You 
can probably order the catalog there is you have a credit card.

Patricia Brooks
Whidbey Island, WA, zone 8

--- In iris-talk@y..., Arnold Koekkoek <koekkoek@m...> wrote:
> (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 
> Arnold & Carol Koekkoek
> 38 7th Street, NE
> Sioux Center, IA 51250
> e-mail  koekkoek@m...
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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