, R. 1988). Seedling# D44-112. TB, height 29" (74 cm), Early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Standards usually light grey infused light green, sometimes greyed yellow; falls light grey infused light green or greyed yellow with texture veining which changes from olive brown at hafts to apple green; light yellow beard; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Spirit Of Memphis'
X 'Earl Of Essex'
. Moonshine Gardens 1989.
| From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing LICHEN * TB * Spirit of Memphis X Earl of Essex * Real gray infused light green with olive brown to apple green texture veining; yellow b. * A smaller, shorter everbloomer. Super flowers with strange but fascinatingly attractive coloring. $35.00.
| From Moonshine Gardens catalog 1989: LICHEN - 29" E-M. D44-112: SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS X EARL OF ESSEX. Usually light gray infused light green, sometimes grayed yellow, the F. have full length texture veining which changes from olive-brown at the hafts to apple green; light yellow beards. Can give the the truest grayest gray and the greenest green I've ever seen on any iris! - And both together on the same flower! I've been a'liken it more all the time, every time it blooms which isvery often indeed. Has always given loads of rebloom stalks, earlier than either of its classic RE parents, usually starting in September but last year a single one year old plant in our RE bed just wouldn' t stop blooming and it finally won my heart - completely! About two months after its spring bloom it gave a stalk in July, 3 more in August 1 , then another in October and another in November !!! Short little stalks without much branching. Smaller flowers but they're wonderfully formed - very compact, round and tightly ripple ruffled with super substance. Will develop its' own fan club in time' Can't wait 'til spring to get some IBs coming from it! $35.00.
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