Recently, a rhizome a friend gave me last
year bloomed. He purchased it from a nursery that gets about 80 of them a
year from a little old lady that lives near them.
They pot the rhizomes and sell them as
"purple" irises. No name.
For those of us growing it in the Phoenix
area, this iris is carefree, disease (rot) resistant, free flowering, great
branching/bud count, produces increases like a rabbit (I have six increases so
far on it), and I I have two crosses out of two tries successfully forming seed
pods on it right now. As an added bonus, the flower is really
Once it bloomed I recognized that it had a
really old form and is most definitely a historic. I would really like to
find out the name of this cv, and figured with all its different colors and
patterns it shouldn't be that difficult to identify. I have been through
the historic website, and did not find any iris there resembling this one.
So I am asking for your help. Does
anyone recognize it, or know of someone I can get in touch with to find
out? I would really like to find out.
Phoenix, AZ USA