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VAR: 'Root Beer Iris'


From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>


>Does anyone know which iris people are talking about when they refer to the
>"rootbeer" iris? I take it that it is a passalong plant. Do we know what it
>is?

The classic bronze 'Inca Chief' has a strong, sweet fragrance definitely
like that of root beer.  The color of the flower also reminds one of that
beverage!

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
(804)223-6172
FAX (804)223-6374
email<bills@hsc.edu>

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