Fw: Shilka orchid iris

boutin boutin@goldrush.com
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 18:47:23 PDT
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From: "boutin" <boutin@goldrush.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
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Subject: Shilka orchid iris

> Was leafing through a 1939 Carl A. Hansen Nursery catalog from Brookings,
> South Dakota, and noticed the offer of   "Hansen's new Shilka everblooming
> orchid Iris.    The offer was derived from collections made by Carl A.
> Hansen near the town of Shilka, in the wilds of Siberia.
> Description says it bloomed 6-8 weeks after all other irises were gone.
> Wide spreading blooms, single or double, in delicate tones of orchid and
> blue, mingled with creamy white.  Delicately fragrant.
> What Iris species is this?
> Fred Boutin

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