Monday, July 8, 2019

Photo Essay: Historic Varieties from 1926

By Mike Unser

A selection of irises I have grown that were introduced in the year 1926. In the United States Grace Sturtevant and Bertrand Farr were working in the east, EB Williamson and the Sass Brothers in the mid-west, and Mohr and Mitchell in California. England's own Arthur Bliss was thrilling European gardeners, as were Vilmorin, Millet et Fils and Cayeux in France and G&K in Germany. The new tetraploids from the decade before had unleashed much potential and possibility, and hybridizers were putting them to good use.

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