Irises forum: Looking of historic iris Maid of Astolat

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Name: Jack and Marie
Cadillac, MI (Zone 4b)
cherub2007
May 7, 2014 3:41 PM CST
We collect and try and preserve historic iris. We are looking for the Sass iris Maid of Astolat. We would be willing to trade any of our established iris or would gladly pay for a rhizome.

Thanks! Marie and Jack
Name: Brett Barney
(Zone 5b)
Irises Region: Nebraska
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brettbarney73
May 7, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Hi Marie and Jack,

They have Maid of Astolat growing at the Sass Memorial Garden near Omaha, and every year they dig rhizomes to sell. If they dig MoA and you would like me to, I'd be happy to grab one for you and send it. You might get a more convenient offer, but thought I'd mention it in case.

Regards,
Brett
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Brett Barney
Rural SE Nebraska
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 7, 2014 4:12 PM CST
That's probably the only place you will find it. I've checked about everywhere I could think of, and it seems to be a scarce one....As is it's sister, Claribel....Arlyn
Name: Jack and Marie
Cadillac, MI (Zone 4b)
cherub2007
May 8, 2014 7:05 AM CST
Brett; Thanks so much for the offer. I sent you a separate 'treemail'.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2014 7:27 PM CST
Generous offer, Brett. Thumbs up
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