Goos & Koenemann (D) 1899-1951
Max Joseph Goos (1858-1917)
Max Joseph Goos and
August Koenemann, German
Iris breeders, have been breeding and marketing 94 new Irises between 1899 and
1938. That makes them two of the most famous breeders of perennials (Iris,
Peonies, Clematis as well as many fruit trees). Many of these are still
displayed in gardens and collections around the world. You’ll find
More info at the link on the page below.
I’d like to introduce these two breeders as an example
for the ‚Netzwerk
Planzensamlungen’. Personally I know of 5 collections, which contain Iris
hybrids of Goos and Koenemann. I suggest that these are contacted if you are
interested to exchange plants.
The list following shows that unfortunately there are
still a lot of Irises of which we don’t know the whereabouts. In the worst
case that might mean, that they no longer exist.
If you have one of the missing ones I have a big favour to ask: Please contact me to exchange plants. If you have just pictures of missing ones, pls. let us know too, so we can identify those better and add pics to the list. Pls. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Note to the iris Berchta and Thora:
Note to Strandperle:
Note to Fuerstin Lonyay:
|Note to the breedings of G&K|
knowledge of the varieties of
G & K mainly comes from
the few available sales
catalogs of G&K
and the registration
book of the AIS in
In its sales catalogs their own varieties are clearly marked. The content of the registration book 1939 almost exclusively information was gathered from sales catalogs, books, magazines and verbal transmitted knowledge. Since different breeders and dealers also have different kinds of flowers description, and in the AIS book 1939 only color codes were used was so very quickly from a two-tone red sometimes even a yellow iris.
So come, with very high probability, the varieties of Mars actually from Caparne, also Aurea breeded by Lemon and were only performed by G & K in its sales program. Due to the different description, they were considered as separate breedings and entered into the 1939 book as breeding of G&K, but later cleared.