Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Zealand Tall Bearded Iris "IRWELL DESERT SANDS "

There has been some inquiring interest by a few New Zealand visitors to the blog about this Ron Busch variety. Do hope this helps.The photo is a scan of hard copy photos sent to me by Ron. The above variety is slightly lighter lemon colouring than depicted in this photo but shows the plicata markings which will help with ID. Click on photo to view a larger image

AIS Checklist Description
IRWELL DESERT SANDS (Ron Busch R. 2007). Sdgl. 316-9559 TB. 38" (97 cm), M. S. and style arms lemon; F. lemon ground, light cinnamon plicata markings over all, cinnamon shoulders; beards cinnamon orange.Parentage Unknown.

Photo Credit and Copyright Ron Busch

Note: There is no Iris registered as 'Irwell Dessert' this name has been double checked with the AIS electronic directory. Perhaps if one was to be kind, this issue could be considered an excellent example of the exhibitor's limited knowledge of New Zealand Iris nomenclature and a judge that has not being kept fully informed of the latest breeding advances with newer New Zealand varieties.
I have removed "Question's that need to have answer's" section from this post as I believe to receive answer's would be unrealistic and the problems within the New Zealand Iris Organisation regarding Wrongly labeled Irises is systemic and will not change anytime soon.
I will be highlighting the problems over the coming months.


1 comment:

  1. Your page makes me even more excited about APRIL... that is when my Iris start to open. Happy SPring - Wonderful blog you share on Google.


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