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Re: PCN: douglasiana (143ex)

From: Doug Berry <dberry@marin.k12.ca.us>

Does anyone out there know of sources in the San Francisco bay area that might
sell PCN:douglasiana (143ex)? Thank you for any ideas.  Doug Berry

"Patterson, Dallas" wrote:

> From: "Patterson, Dallas" <nye@mail.fidalgo.net>
> Hello Rita,
> We've had this Douglas Iris for the past six years. It has always been a
> healthy and evergreen iris for us. We brought it home to Temple
> City, California from the South Pasadena Nursery in South Pasadena,
> California in 1993. They obtained it from the wholesaler-distributor,
> David-Royston, who had no further information about the introduction of
> this particular cultivar. Normally, we collect named PCI cultivars.
> However, we made an exception in this case, because we also collect
> many PCI and other species. Since the plant tag identified the plant as
> an I. douglasiana (143ex), we suspected the (143ex) designation may be a
> hybridizer's number for a seedling or a collector's number for a
> collected variety. We thought someone may happen to know something
> about who and/or when this particular (143ex) cultivar or variety was
> hybridized or collected.
> Although we already had other PCI cultivars and species in our
> collection, this plant interested us, because of its glossy and dark
> green foliage. After moving our portable plants to our present home in
> Washington, we were pleased to find several of our I. douglasiana
> remained evergreen throughout three winters. This (143ex)
> variety/cultivar was especially hardy in the snow, so we wondered if
> anything further is known about it.
> BTW, we just moved our I. douglasiana alba into a more exposed position
> by the highway. It was evergreen last winter, so we'll see if the plant
> withstands the more rigorous exposure this winter.
> We enjoy all of our PCI, but the simple beauty and hardiness of the PCI
> species have long proven to be very special features in our all-seasons
> gardens. (TB) Queen Dorothy blooms in the snow on Thanksgiving and the
> first week of December, I. unguicularis blooms off and on all winter,
> and I. douglasiana's foliage flashes its dark green out from under the
> mounds of snow. Iris in a winter garden are great <g>.
> Dallas Patterson
> Anacortes, Washington
> nye@fidalgo.net
> Zone 8
> AIS, SPCNI, SIGNA, et al
> Mike00Rita@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > From: Mike00Rita@aol.com
> >
> > In a message dated 11/6/99 12:56:19 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> > nye@mail.fidalgo.net writes:
> >
> > << nye@fidalgo.net >>
> > Hi,
> >      You will doubtlessly receive several replies on this but , in general,
> > I. Doug. is a Pacific Coast Native which grows very easily.
> >  It is almost an evergreen where you are and blooms profusely It seeds
> > readily so you may find you have more than one clump in a few years.
> >  They vary in color from pink, white, blue in light and dark tones.
> > Roy Davidson is quite well known here in the Northwest for his plant
> > knowledge. Hope you enjoy your iris.
> >
> > Rita B
> > University Place, WA
> > (South of Tacoma)
> > Region 13
> >
> >

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