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Re: Re:photo

The HIPS people have better descriptions of many of the important historical
irises. Those descriptions concentrate on the distinguishing characteristics
of the true cultivar versus the imposters or look likes. Since Wabash is an
important historical, you might be able to tap into that information system
to see if you can identify the look like.

Re my soap box email about not relying on identification from photos over
the internet. I was simply trying to get Andrzej to not feel as confident as
he had expressed. As a commercial garden owner I don't try to identify
unknowns/mislabeled clumps. I either sell them as unknown clumps for a
tremendous discount or I simply destroy them. Occasionally I have had a
clump not bloom true that I was able to identify because I was able to do a
side by side comparison with something correctly identified that was
blooming at that same time.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
El Dorado Hills, CA      USDA zone 9
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eleanor Cecchini" <eleanore@mb.sympatico.ca>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re:photo

> That is what I've been doing over the past few years, Harold.  It just
> so very long that way!  I've managed to identify perhaps 5 of the 30 or so
> unknowns that I have.  There's an iris of IB or BB height, that looks much
> like Wabash, that I've been trying for years to identify.  It spreads
> fast, and can be seen in many prairie gardens.  I'd sure like to know the
> name of it!
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
> DIS & MIS Display Garden
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Peters <harold@directcon.net>
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Saturday, March 03, 2001 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re:photo
> To have a reasonable degree of
> confidence in the identify of a previously unknown is to grow the
> cultivar side by side with the unknown. When the two bloom at the same
> and the blooms and plants are virtually identical, then you have a
> reasonable assurance of identity.
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