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Re: Re: SPU: Unkown Oldie

  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Unkown Oldie
  • From: <willwarner@alltel.net>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 18:59:56 -0500

Jim, I second that.  It is i. orientalis.  The orchid iris name Mike was 
talking about, comes from it's torqued form, referred to by some as 
"spider-like."   This one grows great for me, but hates to be moved, and 
usually won't bloom for a couple years after a move.  Will Warner sw mo 
zone 6 
> From: Jim Murrain <jmurrain@kc.rr.com>
> Date: 2004/05/23 Sun PM 04:23:31 CDT
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU: Unkown Oldie

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On May 23, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Mike Greenfield wrote:

A friend gave me a start of these several years ago. She is close to
80. Her Dad purchased it from a catalog when she was young and still at
home. She has grown it all these years.  She said he called it an "
Orchid Iris". So it must be at least 65 years old. This is the first
bloom ever on it for me.
  Anyone reconize it?

      Hi Mike, that is I. orientalis. The most common of the spurias in the

Jim Murrain
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
Zone 5b

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