Thank you everyone for your comments. They
are so appreciated. That is a cute name Pat (Eight is Enough)!!!
I love it too Sandra, Randy, and Patrick. I'd have to agree
that 4 IS better than 3. The flower is larger, has more visual impact, and
is more lush with this many petals.
Each of it's 4 sides had pollen covered
anthers, so I'm pretty sure it can at least be a pollen parent. I crossed the
terminal 8 petalled one, and am hoping it'll take. If so.............
instead of 3 chambers for seeds, there should be four. (due to the 4 style
arms area and 4 stigmas)
Paul and Francesca here is another photo of that 8
petalled terminal bud that may show the color a little better. What do you
think of the coloring?
The other buds are blooming "normal".
I counted the buds today and there are 10 buds on
that stalk! Substance is like plastic. It had a sibling that bloomed
last year similar in color, only it was totally normal, shorter, and less buds.
I'll keep my eye on it, and watch to see if next
year the terminal bud will do the same thing, and let you know - as you
suggested Francesca, Christy, and Kitty.
Many of it's other siblings ranged from cream, to
bi-colors & bi-tones, to ringed lumi-plics, but only this one had the
terminal bud do this. The iris in the background
is one of it's siblings.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 7:15
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Seedling pic -
I could hardly believe
already taken and you decide to keep this one, I would suggest naming
it "Eight Is Enough". <VBG>
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