In a message dated 5/22/2003 11:34:05 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Oddly enough, Rare Edition was one of the original 19 rhizomes that I
started with, sent by a friend in Texas in 1996.
Attached is a photo of Rare Edition. If you will notice underneath the middle bloom the newly opening fall peaking out compares to the falls your picture shows. Such a characteristic is pretty thin in chasing identity. Bloom season for Rare Edition here is very early and before Batik.
Your photos beard color compares favorably with RE and the most telling comparison is the tale tale tiny purple point on the fall at the tip of the beards.