Irises forum: Need help finding Innerst cultivars via "Dave's Garden" site users.

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Dec 13, 2013 9:21 AM CST
Everyone,

Hello. I need more help with my Sterling Innerst cultivar search. I have identified five folks at "Dave's Garden" site that have cultivars that I need that I have only one or two sources for. I need to contact them. Please send me a Tree mail note that you are willing to help and I will send a reply mail with the info needed. Thanks!

Greg
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Dec 13, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Greg, I am getting in on things a little late. Are you looking for TB's or medians?
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Dec 13, 2013 6:35 PM CST
I am looking for cultivars hybridized by Sterling Innerst. Do you have any? I have a list online of what I need. It is a tad old, but will do for now.

http://www.dvis-ais.org/Hybridizer_wiki/

thanks.

Greg
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Dec 29, 2013 10:38 PM CST
I looked at your list, but I don't have any of them, I can't believe out of all those, I didn't have one name. I'm sorry.
Why are you looking for iris from only Innerst? just curious.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Dec 30, 2013 7:27 PM CST
Greg I only have two Innerst Iris and they are 'Hee Haw' and 'Smart' and I see them on your list of haves. Sorry I could not be of more help.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 30, 2013 10:20 PM CST
You have what we have now.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Dec 31, 2013 7:41 AM CST
Thanks Lucy! You were one of the very first to help me out back in 2010/11. The "Carriwitched" you sent has been going like gang busters!

Grannysgarden (Bonnie) - Not an issue. I am keeping a spreadsheet of the more rare Innerst cultivars and have noted "Hee Haw". It is always good to have a backup plan. I had 8 rhizomes of Smart last season and lost all but two (rot), so I need to keep the sources up to date. The other cool thing is that I can also promote his work.

Frillylily - Two reasons I am collecting Innerst cultivars. One, it was a way of trying to limit the amount of irises I got as my yard is not very big. Failure on this point. The second was that Sterling was the president of my local iris society and I thought it a good idea to preserve his work. Alot of the old guard hybridizers started to pass away in 2010/11 and my effort was to not let his (their) work slip away. I also thought it would be much easier to collect them than it has been. The biggest surprise was how much of his stuff was held locally within the local iris society. Very little variety which was VERY shocking.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Dec 31, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Frillylily - I also had a short article published in the Jan/Feb 2013 AIS Bulletin in the "My Back Yard" section that detailed my Sterling Innerst quest. Check it out! - Greg
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 31, 2013 9:54 AM CST
note: IB 'Carriwitched always grows like gangbusters. The 'bad' year of iris growth in 2012, it had half the clump in bloom, while other IBs suffered.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Dec 31, 2013 8:34 PM CST
Well this may sound like a duh question, but have you contacted other iris societies? Or published your request in any of their bulletins?
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jan 1, 2014 10:24 AM CST
I had an article published in the American Iris Societies "Bulletin" in the Jan/Feb edition last year (2013). Not a single person responded to the request at the end of the article. Not even someone to say that they think the idea is great, good, bad, ect or that they have iris xyz which I already have.

I have been "talking" to folks in Australia, France, Canada, and the Netherlands about this and been taking most opportunities to find the missing cultivars. It is never ending. But it also is fun and lets me "meet" folks around the country and around the world that I would not have done so unless on this quest.
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Muddymitts
Jan 1, 2014 10:57 AM CST
I think that's very cool, Greg. Green Grin!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 1, 2014 12:18 PM CST
I think a legacy garden is a wonderful way to educate and pay tribute to either a hybridizer, as you are doing, or to a mother who grew iris and passed on the love of the plant to her child. I am amazed by all the new beautiful iris and if I had room I would like to have them all. As it is I have to pick and choose which to grow and I cannot toss an old darling for a new beauty. I consider some to be old friends that have been uprooted, like me, for various reasons, and have put down new roots and made the best out of life. I will have to enjoy most of the new varieties by looking at their pictures posted on this site so keep the pictures coming!! Keep me in mind as a source for the two I have, Smart and Hee Haw, and I will keep my eyes open for any others by innerst. Good luck with your quest and keep us updated.
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