Homage to those no longer 'popular'
The iris that started it all for me, "Honeymoon Suite" that I got from Cooley's, just isn't listed in the main catalogs any more. It's a modern iris with big flower head, heavily ruffled falls> Color is a lovely mauve-pink standards and lavender falls. It performs decently in my garden.
I lament the loss of perfectly fine flowers like this one. I don't know that anyone will even buy it anymore if it's not pushed by the major growers. In the race for ever something new, fine garden iris like this one get lost.
I love you, Honeymoon Suite, and will do my best to keep you alive and well. I'll propogate you and will pass you on to neighbors and friends so that all might know ye!