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Hybridizer Robert Wayman

Bayside, Long Island, New York and St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Specialist in Irises; published a catalogue beginning in 1923. The AIS 1939 Alphabetical Iris Check List states that Wayman has written much on Irises.


Arilbred: 'Governor', 'Queen Anne',

Intermediate Bearded: 'Aristo', 'Black Magic', 'Brilliancy', 'Bronze Champion', 'Coral Queen', 'Golden Crown', 'Grapta', 'Michael Junior', 'Red Melody', 'Redlight', 'Rose Allure', 'Sweetness'.

Japanese: 'Red King', 'Ruby Giant'.

Louisianas: 'Fulva Special', 'Red Tile'.

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Black Bird', 'Fauntleroy', 'Papoose'.

Siberian: 'May Morning', 'White Way'.

Spuria: 'Blue Champion', 'Gray and Gold', 'Mauve Giant'.

Tall Bearded: 'Artistic', 'Beau Brummel', 'Beautiful', 'Beige Princess', 'Blossomtime', 'Blue Dream', 'Blue Gem', 'Blue Glaze', 'Blue Melody', 'Bonny Gaul', 'Castalia', 'Charming Princess', 'Chieftan', 'Comet', 'Copper King', 'Cream Giant', 'Dardanella', 'Dream O' Beauty', 'Empire State', 'Evening Splendour', 'Fireflame', 'Fireworks', 'FlorenceTerresfield', 'Forest Fire', 'Gay Day', 'Gold Magic', 'Gold Mine', 'Gold Queen', 'Golden Dawn', 'Golden Image', 'Golden Magic', 'Golden Wedding', 'Goldilocks', 'Grace Wayman', 'High Hat', 'Hillcrest', 'Home Run', 'Ivory Tint', 'Lady Fair', 'Lilac Gem', 'Lilactime', 'Lovely Lady', 'Marvel', 'Mary F. Gibbs', 'Maud Adams', 'Maude Gibbs', 'Mauve Princess', 'Maywood', 'Merry Widow', 'Miracle', 'Miss Bonnie', 'Mme Pompadour', 'Negrillon', 'Pale Moon', 'Pansy Boy', 'Pearl Princess', 'Pearl Satin', 'Peeress', 'Pirate Gold', 'Pittsburgh', 'Poinsettia', 'Polar Bear', 'Pompous', 'Prince Michael', 'Purple Encore', 'Red Giant', 'Red Glory', 'Red Meadow', 'Red Queen', 'Red Robin', 'Red Ruby', 'Red Sunset', 'Refulgence', 'Rose Beauty', 'Royal Red', 'Royal Splendor', 'Ruffled Beauty', 'Ruskin', 'Silver Swan', 'Smoky Rose', 'Snow Man', 'Snow Mountain', 'Snowboy', 'Songbird', 'Stateliness', 'Stupendous', 'Summer Eve', 'Sunglow', 'Sunkist Gold', 'Swansdown', 'Sweet Fragrance', 'Tan Tone', 'Tint of Gold', 'Velvet Wonder', 'Violet Melody', 'Ween Marie', 'White Banner', 'White Robe', 'White Sapphire', 'White Splendour', 'Whitebird', 'Yankee Rose', 'Yellowite'.

Another large-scale grower is Emil Wittman, of Clifton, New Jersey, successor to Robert Wayman. His fields are located just off U.S. Highway 6, on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, opposite New York. He has an exhibition garden unequalled in size in the East, to my knowledge. The best of the old varieties are represented, along with the newest and finest introductions. Mr. Wittman visits the gardens of leading hybridizers frequently during the iris season, and has spared no expense to add the very best things to his collection. In his extensive hemerocallis plantings, too, are many seedlings which he has purchased outright for exclusive introduction. Mr. Wittman is enthusiastic, and he has abandoned a large retail florist business to devote his energies exclusively to growing plants for his catalog. He has always had one of the largest assortments of Kaempferi iris, and I shall never forget the steaming day I photographed them in color for my slide sets! [Corliss, M.D., Phillip G. (1949). Two Big ā€œWā€™sā€, American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 56.]

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r14 - 07 Sep 2020, Pamina
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