He has over 15000 plants and 631 variety of named irises. Everything is potted and you get all the pots, plants, sources of.things etc. He is asking $7500 for all. Whats an iris lover to do.?
15000 plants and 631 varieties means there are about an average of 23 of each cultivar. I sure would want to know the names of them, and be able to verify that they are what they are represented as. If it's near you, wouldn't they be blooming now or very soon? Other things you might want to research:
How many of a cultivar does a vendor usually have before they offer them for sale to the public.
Names and dates of introduction of the cultivars, and possible price you could expect to get for them if sold. (if they are a bunch of old has been's that people can buy almost anywhere is it worth it?)
If they are potted, and there are 15000 pots, how many rhizomes in each pot?
If you purchase them how long do you have before they need to be moved.
Do you have a place to move them to with water resources to keep them alive.
Is your health and strength in a place to do the amount of work needed to make this work.
What's the name of this company and what kind of reputation does it have.
How much additional man power will you need to make this work, including book work, field work, advertising,/marketing.
Have a "bean counter" check over the books to see the profit margin of this operation.
Is there a property available that you can afford, in an area close to your home or do you have to re-locate.
And most importantly, if you have to purchase land to do this, do a cost benefit analysis to see if this is cost effective.
If this is really something you want to do with your life and resources, is this the best opportunity out there, or are there other ways to get to this goal?
What ever you do, I wish you success!