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AIS: registration, out of class


BATIK was mentioned as consistently growing taller than its size class
in some parts of the country.  We had a very tall stalk of BATIK in our
show this year also.  Taller than many of the TB stalks on the table.
So tall that one of the judges questioned the identity, but the other
two assured him that is normal for BATIK.  They did move it to the BB
table.

==Who determines whether or not a registered iris is actually in the
correct class?  Isn't the hybridizer or introducer responsible for
measuring the height?  Surely all new irises aren't sent to Mississippi
prior to registration to make sure they aren't going to grow out of
class <g>

It sounds like BATIK would have been registered as a TB if it had been
born in this part of the country.

I've noticed that some TBs are registered with a range of heights -
i.e., 35 to 37 inches.  Maybe it should have been registered with a
height range of 24 to 36 inches, as a BB/TB.

==After the iris is widely distributed and it becomes known that the
registration is incorrect concerning class, is the registration ever
changed?

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Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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