Iris spuria "Caitlin's Smile"

Peter Taggart
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:23:59 PST
Thanks Jim,
I definitely associated it with you, there is very little reference around
as to what species it is. I have various plants of Iris typhifolia, which
can flower here as early as April, and repeat as late as August. None of
them have given a really good show yet.
However The plants I received as "Caitlin's Smile" are a blue spuria of
modest size, absolutely upright, with a beaked capsule. I shall have to get
better pictures of it for identification and sow seeds to see if it is a
hybrid, and import some more Caitlin's Smile. Why can't nurserymen give the
species names with the names of the cultivars??? -then I would have sorted
out this several years ago!!!

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> >If Iris spuria Caitlin's Smile is as I think,
> Dear Peter,
>        If the iris you refer to is 'Caitlin's Smile' then it is
>        'Caitlin's Smile' (James Waddick by Kevin Morley). This means
> it is my seedling, but named and registered by Kevin.
>         This is a pure Iris typhifolia, a relatively newly
> introduced Siberian Iris species, not a spuria iris. It received an
> Award of merit in 2011. Incidentally both Kevin and I have daughters
> named Caitlin. It blooms very early.

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