Irises forum: Charles Ayars - ethel guill iris (tall bearded)

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MelanieGuill
May 15, 2017 11:27 AM CST
My great Grandmother had a tall bearded iris named after her by Charles Ayars. Right before my Grandfather (her last living child) passed away he told me about it but had no idea where to find one and couldn't remember what it looked like. I am hoping someone will know where I can get it or even just tell me what it looked like!
Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

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greene
May 15, 2017 12:00 PM CST
I sent an email to someone who lives near me who is an Iris person. I will let you know if he responds.
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DaisyI
May 15, 2017 2:29 PM CST
It is listed in our data base but without photos. Its also listed by the American Iris Society as a hybrid developed by Charles Ayers, but again without a photo.
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Calif_Sue
May 15, 2017 11:55 PM CST

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Moved this over to the Iris Forum, perhaps someone can help.
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Henhouse
May 16, 2017 1:13 AM CST
It's not listed in the historic "Guardian Gardens List".. I would contact the historic Iris Society..
Historiciris.org
They have a member database that is different from the Guardian Garden list, I believe.. Arlyn @crowrita1 would probably know more..

You might also check out the german site: http://www.irisparadise.com/Ir... or the new zealand site: http://historiciris.blogspot.c...
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Totally_Amazing
May 16, 2017 1:25 AM CST
Hello Melanie,
The iris is listed in the American Iris Society database but there are no pictures.
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie... (all of Charles' irises)
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie... (Ethel Guill)

Good Luck with the search Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
May 16, 2017 5:30 AM CST
I don't have the Master Historic Databank list on this computer, so I'll try to remember to check,later. Dave would be able to check, also. @DaveinPA
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
May 16, 2017 5:46 AM CST
I posted the query on the HIPS site........Good Luck Crossing Fingers! !
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Calif_Sue
May 16, 2017 7:43 AM CST

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On the description, what does "Color Class S9D" mean?
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crowrita1
May 16, 2017 10:49 AM CST
http://www.historiciris.org/ar...
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Calif_Sue
May 16, 2017 11:54 PM CST

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Thank You! Thumbs up
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DaveinPA
May 17, 2017 4:20 AM CST
This iris is not found in the HIPS commercial seller list or the list of members holdings, sorry.
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Totally_Amazing
May 17, 2017 5:41 PM CST
I wonder what information had to be provided to the American Iris Society to register an iris. It might be worth asking them for the paper based record of registration and any other advice they can offer.
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crowrita1
May 17, 2017 6:03 PM CST
I think there are some of my old AIS bulletins that have the registration forms intact, and , when I get time, I'll hunt one up, scan it, and post it, As I remember there wasn't too much "asked" of the hybridizer........just about what you see on the Wiki .

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