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Re: What is a "Blyth iris"

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: What is a "Blyth iris"
  • From: Arnold Koekkoek <Koekkoek@dordt.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 12:23:31 -0600 (MDT)

Kathy Guest wrote the following in answer to the question as to what 
a Blyth iris is.  "This is only an iris that is hybridized by a 
gentleman from Australia named Barry Blyth.  His irises are often 
distinctive and he's got a slightly different approach than many 
other hybridizers.
His irises are availalbe in great selection from Keith Keppel in 
California, to name one outlet.."

Gotcha this time, Kathy!  I know it is an inadvertent slip on your 
part to say KK is from California.  He's been in Orego for 3-4 years 
now., a  change which I hope will mean more hardiness bred into his 
lines.  Beautiful iris,  but most of them won't do well here in NW 
Iowa.  Blyth's iris, on the other hand, perform as well as anybody 
else's here.  The most vigorous, prolific and floriferous IB I have 
is Blyth's POSH, a golden orange.

Arnold Koekkoek

Arnold Koekkoek                         Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
Assoc. Prof. of History                 Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
Dordt College                           e-mail koekkoek@dordt.edu
Sioux Center, IA 51250

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