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Vanity, Vanity, All Is Vanity (with pardons to the Preacher)

  • To: iris-l@rt66.com
  • Subject: Vanity, Vanity, All Is Vanity (with pardons to the Preacher)
  • From: CEMahan@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 00:03:40 -0500

In a message dated 96-10-27 15:55:22 EST, you write:

>Since someone in this thread has mentioned Vanity, and since in
>another thread it was stated that Vanity is a good garden plant but
>not as beautiful as some pinks, I feel compelled to mention that in
>one of the gardens in the D. C. convention there was display, about
>4' x 6' or so, of Vanity that was as gorgeous as any single-cultivar
>iris bed I have ever seen.

I believe this was Rosalie Figge's garden...Rosalie's favorite iris is VANITY
and she always has one or two large plantings of it.  It is far and away the
best pink tall bearded iris for the East...and it is a great parent for
rebloomers (ask Lloyd)....Clarence Mahan in VA

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