You are here: Iris Wiki>Main/Spx Web>SpxWhosOnFirst (05 Mar 2017, waynemesser)Edit Attach

■(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. 97X1A3: ( 'I. typhifolia' seedling x 'Flutter by Butterfly' sibling) X 90L12A2: (83N4B5: ( 'Ruffled Velvet' x 79P1: ( 'Polly Dodge' x 'Anniversary')) x 'Lady Vanessa' sibling). Windwood 2008, HM 2011, Award of Merit 2013, Randolph-Perry Medal 2016.

See below:
There are 8 images.
Please contact Brock Heilman for image use. Photo by Adam Cordes Photo by Adam Cordes Photo by Aitken Photo by Ensata Gardens Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden
----

References:

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
 

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Iris Species? Please visit the: Species Iris Group of North America website.

Your Observations are valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.

 

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
Topic attachments
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
Topic revision: r16 - 05 Mar 2017, waynemesser
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback