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Name: Ken Wilson
CUMBERLAND,MD
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Mar 23, 2016 8:13 AM CST
TRYING TO FIND BULBS/SEEDLINGS OF THIS IRIS ELAINE HALL WAS MY GRANDMOTHER MARY DUNDERMAN WAS HER CLOSE FRIEND WHO DID THE IRIS FROM ELAINES FAVORITE FLOWER AND SHADE OF BLUE ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANK YOU
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Hi Ken, Welcome to All Things Plants!

I've googled and searched and couldn't find Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Elaine Hall') for sale anywhere and our database entry doesn't show any members who own it.

I found a photo of it at this place near Seattle, Washington: http://www.leonineiris.com/l9i_orderinginfo.html but it says online Iris sales will open 4/12/2016 through 9/12/2016. Maybe you can contact them to find out if they will have it available or perhaps be able to offer advice on where you might find it.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 24, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Ken, you may want to post this question on the iris thread, there are several people there who grow many of the historic irises, and specifically the MTB's. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 24, 2016 6:51 AM CST
I don't know why I didn't think to give the link to our Iris Forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/irises/ Members who grow those beautiful flowers may very well be able to offer suggestions!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 24, 2016 7:20 AM CST
You might also try contacting the Historic Iris Preservation Society:
http://www.historiciris.org/
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Mar 24, 2016 4:24 PM CST
@irisarian hybridizes the little ones, and has a good knowledge of them, also @crowrita1 knows of lots of sources for the historics. Maybe they can help you.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Mar 24, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I don't grow that one, and a check of the HIPS "commercial source" list gave me no "hits'.....I will ask on their forum if anyone knows a source.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Mar 25, 2016 10:06 AM CST
I just checked the HIPS "databank"(a listing of what all the HIPS members grow), and it's not listed there, either. It sounds like the link to Leonine Iris might be your only hope.

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