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Oct 8, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
Very well written, Michele, and all good points. I, as some others, do not hybridize but I have been trusted with a few seedlings that others have worked hard on creating. I take these seedlings as a great responsibility. I label them with the persons name followed by the word seedling as this is all the information I have been given. These irises will not be shared in any form and if the creator does finally introduce them they will receive their official name at that time. I have never asked for a seedling, because I am not a hybridizer, but have encouraged a hybridizer to introduce a seedling. As for seeds freely given..... once they are given I think they become the property of the receiver. I have given seeds, furnishing the name of the pod parent, and hope they grow into something wonderful. However, the credit will go to the person who grows and nurtures that seed .... in my opinion.

I am surrounded by a generous lot of people who share their joy freely. HAVING A CODE OF IRIS ETHICS, I THINK, IS A GOOD IDEA. Thank you for coming up with one.

I also have to say that I agree with Arlyn. So many irises are shared that 'are like' another so it must be so. Even I, with my old eyes, can see subtle differences that let me know that they are not the same iris and yet a NoID will be added to the family of the named variety and pollute that irises gene pool. I think many times a bee pod, left too long on a neglected iris bed, will grow an iris that will be grown, traded, sold, etc. under another cultivar's name. I have some NoID's that I allow room in my garden because they are so beautiful. In fact the iris you see by my name above is a NoID. I think it a gorgeous iris but unless I grow the same cultivar along side of it I would not attach a name to it. Having a code of ethics about 'finding an irises name' would also be a good idea.

....... just my thoughts and worth every penny of what you paid for them. smiles

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