Re: Unnamed Irises
On 10/10/96 5:14PM, in message
Everyone, especially HIPS people:
I'm wondering--what are the chances that the old-fashioned iris we run
here and there once had a real name? Did many non-registered iris
of the nurseries, or did a large percentage of them simply become
from their names as the years went by?
Mary Forte, Atascadero, CA, zone 8/9, feeling sorry for her poor nameless
irises and wishing the 100+ days would go away
In my humble opinion I would say that most iris that are not species
were once named hybrids. Somewhere along the line either the
purchaser or the garden stopped keeping track. We have all seen the
ads for 40 mixed iris for $XX.XX. It is difficult for those of us who care to
keep track of them. Until I got "into" iris I didn't even know that flowers
had names, much less that you needed to keep track of those names.
Now I have tags, maps and computer files on everything. Just another
record keeping, obsessive, compulsive personality.
Dana Brown Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where the coldest it's ever been is
-17 on 2/8/33 and the warmest it's
ever been is 114 on 6/27/94