Classic Irises And the Men And Women Who Created Them by Clarence Mahan


About the Author
Clarence Mahan was an internationally recognized authority on irises. A past president, honorary life member and emeritus judge of the American Iris Society, he wrote many articles and papers on irises. He gave many programs and lectures on irises to horticultural societies, garden clubs, and iris groups. He was the past president of the Historic Iris Preservation Society, the Society for Japanese Irises and the Reblooming Iris Society. He was president of the panel of judges at the International Iris Competition in Florence, Italy in 1999. The American Iris Society honored Mr. Mahan with its Distinguished Service Medal in 2004. He was also an honorary life member of the Society for Japanese Irises and a recipient of the Historic Iris Preservation Society’s Distinguished Service Award.

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THIS BOOK IS OFFICIALLY OUT OF PRINT BUT BY SHEER LUCK, HIPS WAS CONTACTED BY THE PUBLISHER WHO FOUND COPIES IN THEIR WAREHOUSE! Today, irises are one of the world’s most popular flowering plants. This book relates the story of the men and women who transformed the early, relatively unimpressive species iris into flowers of diverse forms and colors that are so beloved today.

This is the first book written on the history of garden irises. Each of the 30 chapters features a famous iris and the story of how it was created, with biographical information on the creator. This scholarly work was written to appeal to the lay reader as well as to the specialist. Many beautiful pictures are included.

Get your copy today! Hardback, 404 pages. Published 2007.