There was a gentleman by the name of Bushy who lived in the Redding
area, as I recall, back in the 60's.
He grew and hybridized Onco's and Regelia's on his small hillside
garden. We were privileged to visit him and it was our introduction to
these 'exotic' iris. Unfortunately, we have spent the ensuing years in
areas that were unfit for these iris. I love seeing their 'prodigy' and
just wish we could grow them in western Oregon. Hybrid's, (arils), are
successfully grown here, but not the true species unless one provides
the special conditions they require.
Keep sending us photos!