Irises forum: Help with "Miriam Steel"

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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
Jul 17, 2012 9:04 AM CST
A friend has asked me to post a message thread to see if anyone out there has "Miriam Steel". Here is the AIS info:

'Miriam Steel' (Schreiner, R. 1972) Sdlg. D 1147-C. TB, 35" (89 cm), M. Ruffled pure white self; whitish beard. Cup Race X Y217-A. Schreiner 1973. HM 1977.

This friend of mine is in the Iris business in central Pennsylvainia. Apparently the grand daughter for who the iris is named for is looking to accquire this cultivar. The grand daughter went to my friend because she used to carry it. She no longer does. Since this is a "Schreiner" introduction, I asked Carlos of Brighton Park Iris, the Schreiner expert if he had it. He does not have it!

So I am asking the community for help in locating this cultivar. I can offer a trade to whomever has this. I am looking for three rhizomes at the least and would like to see more if possible (I want to provide for my friend's customer, my friend, & Carlos).

Please help me provide this Historic iris to the family of the person for whom it is named.

THANKS!!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 17, 2012 9:29 AM CST
Never heard of it. what does Schreiners say?
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
Jul 17, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Lucy-You know, I did not ask them. I made an assumption that they would no longer have this cultivar since it is almost 40 years old. I will send them a note.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
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irisarian
Jul 17, 2012 9:15 PM CST
Might have a historic bed of their own stuff. Worth a try.
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
Jul 19, 2012 7:46 AM CST
As expected, Schreiner's does not have it. Bummer.

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