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■(Spx) 'Who's On First'

(2007), Hollingworth

'Who's On First (Robert Hollingworth, R. 2007) Seedling 01S3A8. SPEC-X (dip.), 37" (94 cm), Very early bloom. Standards and falls deep violet-purple; style arms violet; traditional siberian form, upright Standards, pendant falls, narrow foliage. Seedling 97X1A3: ('I. typhifolia' seedling x 'Flutter by Butterfly' sibling) X seedling 90L12A2: (seedling 83N4B5: ('Ruffled Velvet' x seedling 79P1: ('Polly Dodge' x 'Anniversary')) x 'Lady Vanessa' sibling). Windwood 2008, Honorable Mention 2011; Award of Merit 2013, Randolph-Perry Medal 2016.

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From Windwood Gardens catalog, 2008: WHO'S ON FIRST. Sdlg. 01S3A8. SPEC-X. 37", VE. 97X1A3 (I typhifolia sdlg. x Flutter by Butterfly sib) x 90U2A2 (83N4B5: (Ruflled Velvet x 79Pl: (Polly Dodge x Anniversary)) X Lady Vanessa sib). Although this is only one quarter I typhifolia, most of the flower and growth characteristics are typical of this species so it seemed reasonable to register it as SPEC-X. For a start, Who's On First blooms very early in the season, at least two weeks before the main Siberian bloom, which gives it its name- this iris will be on first. Second, the flowers have the classical species form with pendant falls and upright standards, but they are larger than typical for the species. A major value of the flowers is the deeply saturated violet-purple color with redder stylearms and no signal. The unopened buds are almost black. Other virtues are the outstanding vigor and tall, tight clump effect with a profusion of flowers.Typically it has 1 branch, 3 buds in the terminal, and 3-5 buds overall. Finally, like typhifolia, it has unusually narrow blue-green foliage, but fortunately this stays upright for the whole season without the summer collapse commonly seen with the species. $25.00

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_6463-X2_whos_on_first.jpgjpg BHP_6463-X2_whos_on_first.jpg manage 339 K 11 Feb 2016 - 20:15 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
WhosOnFirst02.jpgjpg WhosOnFirst02.jpg manage 144 K 01 May 2014 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
Whos_On_First.jpgjpg Whos_On_First.jpg manage 70 K 05 Feb 2012 - 02:14 AdamCordes Photo by Adam Cordes
Whos_On_First_3.jpgjpg Whos_On_First_3.jpg manage 55 K 05 Feb 2012 - 02:14 AdamCordes Photo by Adam Cordes
whoson01.jpgjpg whoson01.jpg manage 46 K 25 Apr 2015 - 12:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
whosonfirst1.JPGJPG whosonfirst1.JPG manage 570 K 30 Jun 2016 - 19:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
whosonfirst2.JPGJPG whosonfirst2.JPG manage 336 K 30 Jun 2016 - 19:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
whosonfirst2013.JPGJPG whosonfirst2013.JPG manage 60 K 07 Jul 2013 - 12:49 Main.TLaurin photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden
whosonfirst5NM.jpgjpg whosonfirst5NM.jpg manage 118 K 25 May 2021 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald - The Pickle Barrel Collection
Topic revision: r18 - 07 Jun 2021, Harloiris
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