Re: unknown lilac iris and Sapphire Hills
--- In email@example.com, Mike Ayers <otisburg426@y...>
> Pearl, I suspect you have AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiners 57).
Pearl, my own first reaction was also AMETHYST FLAME. I loved its
color and texture. A current variety that is clearly of this same
heritage is SWINGTOWN. As I age I have trouble sometimes pulling up
names from memory ("sticky file drawer" I sometimes explain), and
tend to think of Swingtown as my "Amethyst Flame" in the "now." It
has much of the same character, but in modern dress and form.
Neil Mogensen, z6b/7a near Asheville, NC where danfordiae,
reticulatas and crocus are beginning to show, but not yet in bloom.
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