Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Howard Evarts Weed, owner of Weed's Gardens, was an Irisarian and Author, Entomologist, and Landscape Architect who began to raise irises in 1912. He published his first iris catalogue in 1917. The garden name was changed in 1930 to Weed's National Iris Gardens. This site also includes introductions by family members Edna (not his wife who was Margaret) and son Thurlow who stayed with the family for many years. Weed family introductions are at times registered under the name National Iris Gardens, ie. 'Michelangelo'.
Intermmediate: 'Dainty Lady'.
Miniature Dwarf: 'Green Goddess'.
Tall Bearded: 'Azure Glow', 'Beauty's Shrine', 'Beaverton', 'Blue Skyscraper', 'Bronze Lady', 'Browngrey Blend', 'Claret Velvet', 'Copper Crown', 'Curlesque', 'Edna Weed', Fall Beauty', 'Firebrand', Forest Aflame', 'Genellen', 'General MacArthur', 'Grace Alexander', 'Greater May Queen', 'Hallowe'en Night', 'Happy', 'Icy Blue', 'July Beauty', 'Lavender And Old Lace', 'Marti-Sue', 'Michelangelo', 'Mr. Moon', 'Mystic Shrine', 'National Giant', 'National Prosperity', 'National White', 'Noonday Sky', 'Orange Bronze', 'Oregon Sunshine', 'Pearl Lustre', 'Pink Imperial', 'Prince Amba', 'Rain of Fire', 'Rose Bronze Blend', 'Ruby Queen', 'Rugajo', 'Star', 'Thurlow Weed', 'Veined Beauty', 'Western Dream', 'White Orchid', 'White Perfection', 'Wine Glory', 'Wonder Child'.
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