Marshall Islands (Zone 11)
|Mitch - absolutely beautiful! I don't know if they will grow out here, but I will certainly look for these historical irises for my Colorado garden. Thank you for a gorgeous list to start a collection from.
|Nice!photos of your irises.I have a few.I like the violet harmony and Indian chief.The pink taffetta and sapphire hills is pretty.
KC Metro area, MO (Zone 6a)
|Love your article!!! I happen to be friends with an iris hybridizer. His name is Dr. Norlan Hernderon. Known best for Kansas City. Doc is 90+ yrs young now but is still out there digging and planting. He would approve of your list of irises for getting people started.
Frederick, MD (Zone 6a)
|Gorgeous iris! I need to look at these for an upcoming garden...how could I have missed these! Thanks for the informative article Mitch - the photos are fabulous also :)
Braselton, GA (Zone 7b)
|Very pretty! I must find White Parasol! It is just the prettiest white I have seen! I love the older ones! I have several I have not identified yet, but will keep trying! Thanks so Mitch for this article!
The Monadnock Region, NH (Zone 5a)
|Thanks, Mitch. You have provided just the information I need to get more color into my Iris gardens. All I have now is blue. I can't wait to see what combos of these lovely blooms I will be choosing.
Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a)
|Wonderful pictures! Now I have identified the magnificent Wabash that my elderly neighbor grows-thanks!
Benton, KY (Zone 7a)
|I fondly remember my Grandmother's deep purple Iris around her Victorian home, She had a huge bed of them right out front. Those and her dark red rambler rose that covered one end of the clothesline...
|girlgroupgirl ||Oh, Mitch! This is an excellent article. I love the photos. I must have "peach face" to go with the dwarf plumb colored irises I grow. And Saphire for the blue garden.
The information is greatly appreciated. I teach some classes in historical gardens appropriate for the homes in this end of Atlanta, now I have some more nice dates of iris. The most common found here is Wabash. It is a beautiful thing when the streets here with old houses are lined with the purple and white blooms.
Santa Fe, NM
|Beautiful iris. May be my favorite flower.
Ottawa, ON (Zone 4b)
|If only I could grow these! My town garden is too shady, and the cottage rampant with plant-devouring deer, rabbits and others. Maybe some day... I'll know where to look. Thanks!
Braselton, GA (Zone 7b)
|I don't have any critters that mess with Iris. Deer, nor Rabbits or others...so maybe you could have them at your cottage!
Southeast, NE (Zone 5a)
|You really opened my eyes about historics, Mitch. I thought they were all two-tone purple! Thank you.
Pocahontas, TN (Zone 7b)
|Wonderful article and good choice in old Iris.
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)
|Great article, Mitch, and thank you for doing it. I am very interested in the historics, started collecting them this year, with an order from Superstition.
Deer River, MN (Zone 3b)
|It's nice to see historic irises being promoted in your article. It is important to preserve these golden oldies from which all modern irises have been bred. It's also true that the historics have been around long enough to have proven their hardiness in a variety of climates and growing conditions. They are generally well-suited for difficult climates and novice gardeners.
I didn't realize that pics I've uploaded to the PlantFiles would be used in these articles, as well, but I'm happy to allow them to be used for this purpose.
|Great article and lovely pictures. Thank you!