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■(TB) 'Lichen'

1989, Byers

'Lichen' (Monty Byers, 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.

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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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-02
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IMG_1453-X2_lichen.jpgjpg IMG_1453-X2_lichen.jpg manage 112 K 17 Feb 2016 - 01:58 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Lichen-3.jpgjpg Lichen-3.jpg manage 41 K 16 Sep 2012 - 16:55 UnknownUser
Lichen.jpgjpg Lichen.jpg manage 65 K 12 Mar 2010 - 20:02 Main.chinon36 Photo taken in the Loire Valley, France,zone 7, by Sylvain Ruaud
Lichen02.jpgjpg Lichen02.jpg manage 63 K 28 Mar 2014 - 22:01 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
lichen1.jpgjpg lichen1.jpg manage 175 K 10 Jul 2019 - 21:54 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
lichen2.jpgjpg lichen2.jpg manage 202 K 11 Jul 2019 - 02:11 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 11 Jul 2019, TLaurin
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