Iris japonica 'Eco Improved' and 'Eco Easter'
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:17:59 PDT
On 26 Apr 2011, at 9:18, Jim McKenney wrote:

> There is a plant making the rounds of local gardens under the name Iris japo=
> nica 'Eco Improved'. In the old days Iris japonica was not thought of as bei= ng
> winter hardy in this USDA zone 7 area, so I did some Googling to check ou= t the
> history of this plant. =
> What I learned is that there are two names being used for forms of Iris japo=
> nica with "Eco" as part of the name, 'Eco Improved' and 'Eco Easter'. =
> Are 'Eco Improved' and 'Eco Easter' the same plant?

I'm 99.44% certain that 'Eco anything' all comes out of the same breeding 
program or nursery. Unfortunately, the prefix Eco is so widely used in business 
names, quack products and programs, and similar that Google is of no help 
establishing the truth.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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