The African violet
community faces the same conundrum. I'm a hybridizer of African violets
(as well as being an iris addict) and saw a blue ribbon awarded to one of "my"
hybrids last year.....one I'd never released or shared with anyone as it was
still being evaluated for stability. The ribbon winner had bought a
NOID violet that looked similar to mine, assumed it *was* mine and
entered it in the show, putting the name of my hybrid on it.
I think this problem of
identifying NOIDS occurs in all facets of flower gardening, as I've seen the
same problem crop up in the Hemerocallis (daylily) community as well. Our
basic need to name NOIDS can cause more problems than it solves and I think we'd
be well served to give them numbers and love them for what they are rather than
what they are called.
Janet in Denmark
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Until the technology improves, you just cannot use any
digital image to
compare colors, or identify a particular iris. The
best you can do is
get a list of candidates to grow right next to
the NOID and see then if
they are the same.
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