Plant Database forum: Iris versicolor Purple Flame

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Apr 23, 2018 1:28 PM CST
Please direct me to the database entry for Iris versicolor Purple Flame, a new cultivar introduced by Mt. Cuba Center.
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plantladylin
Apr 23, 2018 2:17 PM CST
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.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 23, 2018 2:43 PM CST

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Do you have any further information about it? There's nothing on Mt. Cuba's website about this plant.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Bookworm Annuals
Roses Hostas Xeriscape Daylilies Aroids Region: Mid-Atlantic
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csandt
Apr 23, 2018 3:38 PM CST
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
[email protected]:

https://www.facebook.com/MtCub...
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Bookworm Annuals
Roses Hostas Xeriscape Daylilies Aroids Region: Mid-Atlantic
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csandt
Apr 25, 2018 12:02 PM CST
@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
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 25, 2018 5:14 PM CST

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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.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Bookworm Annuals
Roses Hostas Xeriscape Daylilies Aroids Region: Mid-Atlantic
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csandt
Apr 25, 2018 5:16 PM CST
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
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 25, 2018 5:24 PM CST

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Species Iris (Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame')
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Bookworm Annuals
Roses Hostas Xeriscape Daylilies Aroids Region: Mid-Atlantic
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csandt
Apr 26, 2018 7:57 AM CST
@KentPfeiffer,

I asked Mt. Cuba's Librarian and Archivist, Liz Fite ([email protected]), 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.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 26, 2018 10:32 AM CST

Plants Admin

At the moment, AIS registrations are only current through 2016. The 2017 registrations should be published sometime in the next few weeks.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Pennsylvania Growing under artificial light Foliage Fan Bookworm Annuals
Roses Hostas Xeriscape Daylilies Aroids Region: Mid-Atlantic
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csandt
Apr 26, 2018 12:26 PM CST
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.

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