Hybridizer Mrs. John C. Arbuckle
Amateur gardener, Founder and First President, Columbus Iris Society. Had a large collection of Irises... Responsible for many public Iris plantings, shows, etc. Mrs. Arbuckle became a member of the American Iris Society in 1921, just one year after it was founded. (Alphebetical Iris Check List 1939) Mike Unser in an article in "Flags" (on-line publication of Historic Iris Preservation Society, July 2011 issue) reports that Mrs. Arbuckle was an outspoken opponent of the infomous "Black List," saying in a letter to the A.I.S. she thought "all irises disserved to live as long as anyone wanted to grow it." Mrs. Arbuckle had only one registered introduction, 'Lindbergh'
, named in honor of Aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Tall Bearded: 'Lindbergh'
-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18