Iris spuria "Caitlin's Smile"

James Waddick
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:08:05 PST
>If Iris spuria Caitlin's Smile is as I think, a selection of a
>species,could someone reveal the correct botanical designation of this
>cultivar please?

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.

	Hope you are enjoying it.	Best		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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