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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 3, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Several years ago I received some Iris's from a friend who said he helped hybridize them in what was a 'clinic' at North Seattle Community College (I don't think they do any hybridizing there anymore)
I've been trying to figure out if he ever listed this Iris with AIS (I don't think he did)
My question is this, How important is it to list a cultivar? Here are a couple photos of the blooms, its a very pretty plant called 'Seattle Sunset'
Thumb of 2012-12-03/gg5/af4be7
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Thanks for your time
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Greg
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 3, 2012 5:09 PM CST
It is fine to enjoy it and share it with others with the clear understanding that it is not a registered variety and shouldn't be represented as such. It could not be shown in an AIS sanctioned show. I don't think it would be ethical to sell it as a named variety. It has a garden name but not a registered name. Pretty color.....
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Dec 3, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Hi Greg. I can't be of any help at all in the information that you're requesting -- but I absolutely love your Iris. Would you consider swapping a couple of rhizomes? I have a nice selection! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Dec 3, 2012 6:56 PM CST
Greg, it is not registered, I just checked the registry. He could probably still register it, especially if he remembers the parentage.

But important, yes and no. To the average gardener who just wants a pretty, no. To those of us who want to enter shows etc., yes. Or for those people like Jo who it drives crazy until she gets a name, yes. To me, I have both registered and unregistered and love them both, but never ever trade an un named iris without telling the person it's not named.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 3, 2012 10:11 PM CST
Hi all, thanks for letting me know...I'm new to this and definitely a novice gardener Sticking tongue out
I kept trying to add this Iris to the database and it wasn't being excepted, and no reason was given,
I'm glad it didn't go through because it would have messed up the data (sorry!) glad I asked *Blush*
Hi Mary Ann, this is a very pretty plant and I have several rhizomes that I could send you...why don't you send me a tree mail and we can exchange address and info.
Cheers and thanks again for info. everyone
Greg
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 3, 2012 10:35 PM CST
Mary Ann, I sent you a tree mail!
Cheers all
Greg
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Dec 4, 2012 8:32 AM CST
Very pretty color Greg. I don't think I have ever seen one that color before.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 4, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Polly tee!hee!
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Dec 4, 2012 11:34 AM CST
And really the name would have been perfect.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 4, 2012 12:18 PM CST
I know, I'm surprised other hybridizers haven't already used it! This Iris is unusual, it goes from this bright orangie, to what I call rootbeer, as it fades it goes to more and more brown...In spring I'll gladly share/trade rhizomes with folks Hurray!
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Greg
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Dec 4, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Great, I would love to trade for it also.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 4, 2012 1:30 PM CST
Sounds good...so Mary Ann, Polly and maybe Shannon, I'll keep ya'll in mind come spring Hurray!
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Dec 4, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Thanks alot, I have a bunch of iris we can do a trade :)

I just Love the color Lovey dubby
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Muddymitts
Dec 4, 2012 6:06 PM CST
Well -- I, for one, can't wait!! Love those big bushy orange beards!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Dec 4, 2012 6:17 PM CST
I agree It will look great in with yellow ones :)
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 5, 2012 1:35 AM CST
I'm so glad that people want these even without the names! I have a local friend here who wasn't sure, and then I showed her a photo and she's like "ah yep, I'll find room somewhere!" Its just that I want other colors and types and I'm growing them in a parking strip so space is very limited!
And as all of you know, when Iris's are happy they go crazy with the rhizomes! (they should be called friendship flowers!)
Bye :)
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Dec 5, 2012 8:07 AM CST
Yes it will Shannon. And can you see it with deep purples? Or blacks?

Greg -- I don't have many NoID's -- I like to know the names of my Irises. But I have a few that I bought years ago before I realized how important Irises were going to become to me, and that I like too well to discard. And I've made exceptions for a few since then, that I liked so well that I didn't care what their names were. Yours is the newest one of those. All of my Irises have identification tags out there in the garden, and yours will too. Likely it will be *Greg's Seattle Sunset*!!
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Shannon
Dec 5, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Most of my iris are NoID's I have some that have names but,alot with out. I really don't care
I just Love iris they smell sooo nice Smiling And they remind me of when I was younger

I have a bunch that were rescues from a house next door they are turning out to be Beautiful Lovey dubby
And you can tell I like yellows I have a bunch of Summer Olympics I have almost a box of them that
we are taking with us to RI

MaryAnn..Yes it will look pretty with thoses colors also Thumbs up
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Dec 8, 2012 12:54 AM CST
I know in the daylily world we call them seedlings. When I started collecting I thought they meant first yr plants but if not registered they stay a unregistered seedling. Is it the same in iris?

Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 8, 2012 1:13 AM CST
Teresa that's a really good question!! Shrug! it makes sense to me! I can't wait to get these to you all, especially since you're showing such much more interest than I expected (which is nice, I've always liked the blooms but not many of my friends really paid attention) Sticking tongue out I like knowing I have something worth trading Hilarious!
Cheers all
Greg
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