old homestead bulbs

John C. MacGregor jonivy@earthlink.net
Tue, 09 Feb 2010 09:28:43 PST
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.


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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