Re: GRAPE SCENTED IRIS
Anner and any others who are interested; Linda and I have a grape scented iris on
the back portion of our yard that is a TB, very old (late 1800's to early 1900's
-- a guess), it is light to medium purple and is currently in bloom. I will have
to look at it tomorrow to give you beard color or any other markings. Neither of
us have any idea as to the name of this iris.
Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Missouri Zone 6
> Thank you, Lorraine, for the information on SOUTHLAND GRAPE.
> The query to which Lorraine was replying was one from me in response to a
> question this office has received about a tall, purple, grape scented iris.
> The person says their late mother grew it in southern Maine about 1950 but
> gave so much away that there was none left when she died in 1971. The person
> wants to have it or something similar again. I've asked several folks about it
> and Enchantment Acres thinks they may have it. Libby Cross also thinks she may
> know which it is, and is waiting for the buds to open to confirm grapeness.
> I'm interested in hearing names of any and all irises which are basically of
> the period and which meet the description. I'm betting it could have been
> ALCAZAR (Vilmorin '10), my mother's grapey bi-toned purple, but I'd really
> like to know which you thing it could be. Please drop me a note off-list if
> you have any notions. Let's help someone get an olifactory memory of their mom
> Thank you.
> Anner Whitehead
> Commercial Source Chairman
> Historic Iris Preservation Society
> Henryanner@aol.com, HIPSource@aol.com