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Re: TB: Historic Unknown

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: Historic Unknown
  • From: "Judy Hunt" judyhunt1@bellsouth.net
  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 13:10:32 -0400

Thanks, Mickey.  I will have to pursue this  ID another way, and consult the
HIPS experts.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mickey Corley" <mcorley@compuserve.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 7:34 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: Historic Unknown

> Message text written by INTERNET:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> "Judy Hunt" <judyhunt1@bellsouth.net> - 25 Apr 2003
> >Our daughter bought her first house last fall.  She loves flowers, iris
> particular (we reared her right).  There is an iris in bloom now in her
> yard and, of course, its identity is unknown.  I looked through the HIPS
> photos and found a couple that it might be -- Gudrun and New Snow.  Does
> anyone have an opinion as to what it is?  I will send two more photos in
> another email.
> <
> Judy,
> I can't send you a photo as New Snow has lost her identification tag.  I
> have a picture taken from a catalog that I tried to scan and send but it
> picked up the color the paper has faded to and was terrible.  It does not
> have any veining or color visible in the  picture.  It also has ruffled
> edges on both falls and standards.  (Now mind you, In 1960 when I
> this the ruffling wasn't anything like it is today.
> This is the description (taken from the same catalog)
> NEW SNOW - ( Fay 1946) - Pure white; the only color it has is a full
> yellow beard.  Large ruffled flowers with no venations on tall sturdy
> stalks.  (HM 1946; AM 1958) - ML 38"
> The last time my records showed it bloomed was May 4, 1998
> Since your Historic Unknown does have yellow & veining on it, I don't
> it is New Snow.
> Mickey Corley
> Bethany, OK - Center of Oklahoma, USA
> Zone 5/6
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