English Iris

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 14:28:24 PDT
Dear Friends,
	I belive we have had a discussion on English Iris before, but 
my mind may have wandered.
	Years ago I grew a few bulbs from a Dutch source and recall 
they were heavily virused and/ or weak growers.

	Two years ago I got some big healthy looking bulbs and they 
have done well. The second bloom season has just begun with "Mont 
Blanc' opening its first white flower. I believe the other one I grow 
is 'King of the Blues'. There's a few other named varieties around.

	These are related to Dutch and Spanish Iris and like them 
originate on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal), but these have 
flourished in the damper climate of England.

	Can anyone suggest a good source for more varieties? Does 
anyone hybridize for these things?  I know there's a somewhat common 
pink cv although I can't recall the name. I'll bet the Royal Dutch 
Bulb Soc has registered many cvs that typically are not in commerce.

	Appreciate any leads on these exquisite summer blooming bulbs.

	Thanks	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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