Yes, it was introduced by French hybridizer Lemon
(sorry, can't put the proper accent on the e)
B.J. Vera wrote:
> Thank you so much and for the link also. Does this mean that it dates
> back to 1840?
> On May 22, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Jean Richter wrote:
>> I agree, 'Honorabile' (Lemon 1840) is a likely candidate.
>> There's a photo at:
>> (scroll down and click on the 'Honorabile' link)
>> in the windy SF bay area, zone 9
>> B.J. Vera wrote:
>> > This is the second iris I met in my younger days. It has been in my
>> > parents' yards for over 50 years also. I just noticed last week that
>> > it was blooming in the yard where my father was born in 1912 but have
>> > no idea when it was planted, perhaps 60 years ago? Does anyone know
>> > what might be her name?
>> > Thanks so much for your help.
>> > B.J. in VA