Hybridizer W. J. Moffat
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
William Moffat and Leslie Laking are considered the founders of the Canadian Iris Society. His membership in the AIS extended from 1938 and 1964, (CIS-N v22n3p72) during which time he was Canadian AIS RVP for Region 16 (Canada) between 1944 and 1948. By 1948, Moffat had a “100" bed of the best iris cultivars on the continent in his Hamilton garden. (Bruce Richardson: CIS-N v.38 n.2 p17 4-1993) During the 1930s, as a mathematics teacher at Hamilton Central Collegiate Institute (and a teacher of Laking) he was known to bring bloom stocks from his garden into school during June exams for displays in the halls. (CIS-N v50 n.1 p4)
Tall Bearded: 'Laurentian Lady'
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