Lestv said:Vigorous? Easily Quaker Lady. She was buried in ivy for years with only little fan leaves visible. I dug her up and popped her in the garden bed where she quickly multiplied. I now have several clumps and more in pots. The iris was planted here by the previous owner, probably in the late 30's or early 40's, so it is well adapted to the climate and pretty disease resistant at this point. Wish some of my more modern iris would get to this stage!
In second place is my other vigorous grower, first planted in the 90's, Spinning Wheel:
janwax said:oh well, if we're going back to the historics for vigor, I'd have to name Milestone. You can't kill it. Reproduces madly. Given to me in the early'80's and introduced in
1965. (I should try it in my breeding "program"). It's my husband's favorite and he grows it in his vegetable garden. We've always had lots of it to give away.
hippie said:Hi Jan. Milestone is an excellent parent and is fertile both ways. I would love to have it and would definitely use it in my breeding program. Your husband has good taste.
Jan ~ If you have extra, I would be happy to take one or two off your hands.
Hi Jan. Milestone is an excellent parent and is fertile both ways. I would love to have it and would definitely use it in my breeding program. Your husband has good taste.
I'd be happy to send you some. Remind me if I forget, o.k.?
If there are others who'd like a piece of Milestone, you can remind me too.
I may have to charge for postage.
I've got you down too, Evelyn. But i may need a reminder. :)
evelyninthegarden said:Hippie ~ Of course, after you, sir.