Irises forum: Historic Iris Online Sources?

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caitlinsgarden
Aug 12, 2012 7:05 PM CST
I am enchanted with a pic of "Louvois" does anyone know who sells it?
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 12, 2012 7:33 PM CST
I wonder if you contacted HIPS....Historic Iris Preservation Society if they might guide you to a source. I am not a member but know there are many people who love the historics.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 12, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Superstition Gardens might have it. Mind you the order must be in their hands this week.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 13, 2012 5:39 AM CST
Hi, I believe Mathews Iris Gardens, in Mo. has it on their list. Arlyn
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crowrita1
Aug 13, 2012 5:46 AM CST
Hi, Again! Just looked at Winterberry's Catalog, they have it also! Other places to check are Bluebird Haven, and Blue J iris, all good sources for historics. By the way, I've been hunting for Buechley Giant. It seems no place I've checked has it. Any one here know a source? Or grow it, and wish to sell a start?...Arlyn

caitlinsgarden
Aug 13, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Thank you, but neither one has a website!
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Aug 13, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Hi,! Bluebird Haven has it listed on their site. But watever you do, send for a list from Mathews,and be sure to get a catalog from winterberry, both are excellent sources for both modern and historics. Winterberry has a tremendous selection of rebloomers and medians. Check them out!...Arlyn
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Aug 15, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Superstition isn't showing it this year. In my opinion Superstition is the very best place to get historics from.

I have Louvois and it's a gorgeous iris, but a slow grower. I also have Petite Louvois, which does look just like a miniature of Louvois.

caitlinsgarden
Aug 16, 2012 5:42 PM CST
Thank you; guess I will have all winter to look for it!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 16, 2012 8:55 PM CST
Petite Louvois the miniature tall bearded iris does very well in our area.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Sep 1, 2012 6:21 PM CST
Susan, I know that Superstition has it, they probably just aren't putting it in their catalogue this year.

Just wanted to show you part of the order i just got from Superstition. Always a great place to buy from. I got 40 historics.

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Name: Louise
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louise
Nov 16, 2012 6:57 AM CST
I have Indian Chief iris if anyone is interested.

Louise
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PollyK
Nov 16, 2012 10:36 AM CST
Wonderful, Louise, and thank you for offering. I have it, but may I ask that if someone contacts you for a trade, you run it by Dee or myself, as we've had some scammers on this site already. You can send us a personal tmail. Pretty soon you will get to know who the 'regular' good people (most) are on here. Thanks.

But, don't let that stop you from offering, we have a really varied group of people here, with varied irises, and it would be great to get some trades going.
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Nov 16, 2012 11:36 AM CST

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Next year I will be offering a limited supply of historics.

D

Thank you Polly for telling her about the list we have going on scammers

Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak <url>http://snowpeakiris.com</http>

Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 16, 2012 12:30 PM CST
When do you publish the list for 2013, Dee?...Arlyn
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 16, 2012 2:23 PM CST
What damage do the scammers do? I would like to know
what to look for if I have been scammed.
LM
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 16, 2012 2:49 PM CST
Main problem seems to be ...You send the iris, and they never send the postage Grumbling !...Seems as how some people can't help but ruin a good thing Thumbs down !....Arlyn
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 16, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Arllyn,
Thanks for the information. I had quite a bit of traffic lately
with the mailing - some sent cash, some money orders and
some less than $2 (that I'm waiting for).
LM
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Nov 16, 2012 5:47 PM CST

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Louise since you are new, you might tell the people that want for postage, that you will mail as soon as you receive the money. 95% of the people here are super and honest as you can get, but then you get a few bad apples, that get them for free with either a sob story or never send money for shipping, then either landscape all their property for nothing or turn around and sell on Ebay for money. It is truly a shame, but if you have some that have not sent money PLEASE let me know or Polly so we can watch in the future.

D
Denise Stewart
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 16, 2012 6:03 PM CST
Thanks for the information. Most of my deals have been handled
in Tmail because of revealing mailing addresses, mine and theirs.
That's where I've been explaining that I send a package after I receive
their postage payment. Before frost, I always have many plants or
cuttings that I need to find a home for as I prepare for winter.

Many of my plants go all the way back to DG - that was before the
postage rates kept going up and up and up. And now, they are
saying the post office is in serious default. What next?????
Sad Grumbling Shrug!

Louise

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