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Daylily Matthew Martin

By Dougherty 1992

Matthew Martin is described as brown over a gold throat.  It has ruffled edges on a 5.5 inch flower.  The plant is a dormant, tetraploid that is an early middle-season bloomer, that also has extended bloom.  I have to say neither the description nor the pictures can show the beauty of this flower.  I really think it is my favorite.  It is a really rich color that can look different depending on the light.  It shows hints of red, gold, copper and purple, and the darker band in the eyezone really makes the throat glow in the dark.  The frosting on the cake is the copper diamond dusting that makes it shimmer.

$14.00

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Iris What Again

By Ensminger – 1990

This little darling has wisteria blue standards and straw colored falls.  Brilliant blue beards complete the package.  Others say that it is supposed to be 8” but it is 6” tops here in Wisconsin.  I thought it was a MDB when I got it. A vigorous grower it won the American Iris Society Award of Merit in 1996.

$5.00

Iris Gingersnap

Developed by Schreiner it is a seedling of Brass Accents and Dark Chocolate – 1965

This tall bearded Iris is difficult to show in a photo. The rich ginger brown color with gold accents has a rich sheen that shows up in the right light.

It is taller than 3 feet, but the sturdy stems keep it from tipping even when loaded with tons of blooms. It is an early mid-season bloomer, but the thing that you will really remember is its memorable root beer fragrance. We sometimes call it the root beer Iris.

$7.00

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