What is meant by 'old fashioned'?
I got some iris in a trade.
TB - 'Corn Harvest'
SDB - 'Blitz'
unknown1 - light yellow with burgandy "thumbprint on the falls"
unknown2 - stem has burgandy base at rhizome
unknown3 - the gardener said "pale lavender, old fashioned'
So any guess as to what she meant by "old fashioned"? And I know, depending on the person, it will mean different things.
p.s. Caught the bug (always do). Looking forward to getting to know you all.
p.s.s. Background: Have had iris at my mother's house for about 8 years - the only one I know is 'Batik'. She's had iris since 1960 but not serious about collecting or even knowing the names, as all were acquired by trades. I'm getting her interested in SBD since they bloom nearly with the tulips and the rabbits don't SEEM to prefer them.
p.s.s.s. I live in a townhouse and I'm trying them in containers because it's REAL frustrating to only work with annuals each year. I overwintered hosta successfully last year so this will be interesting. Also, I put some iris at my guy's house last fall which his folks pulled out of their landscape (only fans so far).