Post a reply

Image
Apr 23, 2018 1:28 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
Please direct me to the database entry for Iris versicolor Purple Flame, a new cultivar introduced by Mt. Cuba Center.
Image
Apr 23, 2018 2:17 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Carol, we apparently don't have an entry for Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' (probably because it's new) and I couldn't find any information when doing a google search.

@KentPfeiffer is the administrator for the Iris Database so I'm sure he will be able to help.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Apr 23, 2018 2:43 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Do you have any further information about it? There's nothing on Mt. Cuba's website about this plant.
Image
Apr 23, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
KentPfeiffer said:Do you have any further information about it? There's nothing on Mt. Cuba's website about this plant.


Quoting from the email message I received in response to my inquiry to Mt. Cuba from
Liz Fite
Librarian and Archivist
Mt. Cuba Center
efite@mtcubacenter.org:

https://www.facebook.com/MtCub...
Image
Apr 25, 2018 12:02 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
@KentPfeiffer,

Does Mt. Cuba's Facebook description provide enough additional information for a new entry?

https://www.facebook.com/MtCub...

If not, what entry should I use?

Thanks very much.

Carol
Image
Apr 25, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Judging by the images you've uploaded to the database, I'm guessing you made a recent visit to the Mt. Cuba Center, Carol? The reason I ask is this, the plant is apparently not registered with the American Iris Society, it's apparently not available for sale, and Mt. Cuba's own website contains no information about it what so ever. Normally, I'd like to see something from at least one of those sources before adding an entry to the Irises Database. However, if you have a picture of the plant you want to upload it to the database, I'll go ahead and create the entry and hope that Mt. Cuba follows through with eventually making it available for sale or at least provides more information about it.
Image
Apr 25, 2018 5:16 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
KentPfeiffer said:Judging by the images you've uploaded to the database, I'm guessing you made a recent visit to the Mt. Cuba Center, Carol? The reason I ask is this, the plant is apparently not registered with the American Iris Society, it's apparently not available for sale, and Mt. Cuba's own website contains no information about it what so ever. Normally, I'd like to see something from at least one of those sources before adding an entry to the Irises Database. However, if you have a picture of the plant you want to upload it to the database, I'll go ahead and create the entry and hope that Mt. Cuba follows through with eventually making it available for sale or at least provides more information about it.


@KentPfeiffer,
Yes, I toured Mt. Cuba on Sunday, and I do have an image to upload. Please do create an entry.
Thank you.
Carol
Last edited by csandt Apr 25, 2018 5:17 PM Icon for preview
Image
Apr 25, 2018 5:24 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
Apr 26, 2018 7:57 AM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
@KentPfeiffer,

I asked Mt. Cuba's Librarian and Archivist, Liz Fite (efite@mtcubacenter.org), about AIS registration for 'Purple Flame' and received the following reply:

"We successfully registered 'Purple Flame' with the AIS back in August of 2017. However, it's not available commercially yet. We're in the process of working with the local nurseries to make it available to the general public and we're hoping that will happen within the next two years or so."

So I am confused as to why you did not find it to be registered.
Image
Apr 26, 2018 10:32 AM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
At the moment, AIS registrations are only current through 2016. The 2017 registrations should be published sometime in the next few weeks.
Image
Apr 26, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
KentPfeiffer said:At the moment, AIS registrations are only current through 2016. The 2017 registrations should be published sometime in the next few weeks.


That solves the mystery. Thanks, @KentPfeiffer.
Image
May 20, 2021 11:22 AM CST
mid-TN (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Bulbs Irises Region: Tennessee Peonies Clematis
Roses
Posting on an old thread --

I can confirm that this variety is now available commercially. I've purchased it from Spring Hill for delivery this fall. Smiling
Image
May 20, 2021 12:23 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Annuals Roses Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Region: Mid-Atlantic Hostas
Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Daylilies Butterflies Bookworm Aroids
Amazindirt said:Posting on an old thread --

I can confirm that this variety is now available commercially. I've purchased it from Spring Hill for delivery this fall. Smiling


Thank you, Amazindirt! When I saw this plant at Mt. Cuba, it was growing right next to a pond, and the Spring Hill website suggests planting it next to water and mentions that it develops the bi-color foliage in wet soil:

https://www.springhillnursery....

I don't have the right conditions for this lovely plant. I hope it does well for you.
Image
May 20, 2021 12:38 PM CST
mid-TN (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Bulbs Irises Region: Tennessee Peonies Clematis
Roses
csandt said:

I don't have the right conditions for this lovely plant. I hope it does well for you.


I make the right conditions for my moisture lovers by planting them in pots that sit in kiddie wading pools. :-)

And thanks for the acorn!
Last edited by Amazindirt May 20, 2021 12:40 PM Icon for preview
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: csandt
  • Replies: 13, views: 923
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )