old homestead bulbs

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:12:02 PST
Hi, John .    The Historic Iris Preservation Society has photos of many 
historics on their website.

Worth checking for an ID. All appear to be correct  within my memory and 
references. Adam Fikso

 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John C. MacGregor" <jonivy@earthlink.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] old homestead bulbs

> On Feb 9, 2010, at 7:35 AM, Dennis Kramb wrote:
>> But my favorite old homestead flower is a bearded iris I've
>> nicknamed 'Wild
>> Lakota'.  The roadside places in which I've found it are nowhere
>> near any
>> existing home.  So I can't imagine how many decades they've been
>> able to
>> persist, untended.  And I've found it growing in a few rural locations
>> between Cincinnati & Dayton, so I assume it was a pass-along plant
>> a very
>> long time ago.  I collected a few pieces years ago and now have a
>> big patch
>> of it in my front garden.  For years it had never set seed, but
>> then last
>> year there were a couple bee pods.
> Dennis,
> How about a detailed description of your iris?  There are lots of
> heirloom irises found in old gardens. If it is old enough, it
> probably is distinctive enough to be readily identified.
> John C. MacGregor
> South Pasadena, CA
> USDA Zone 9
> Sunset Zones 21/23
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