hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

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
> >
> >

--------------------------- ONElist Sponsor ----------------------------

Tired of filling out forms and remembering passwords? Gator fills in
forms and passwords with just one click! Comes with $50 in free coupons!
  <a href=" http://clickme.onelist.com/ad/gator4 ">Click Here</a>


 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index