Thanks to you all for the nice comments on this
seedling. I-103b will be further
evaluated in my garden and a few others in hopes that a great flower can over
weigh some very poor qualities.
I’ve received some good press in October ’98 AIS bulletin
where Shirley Pope described this seedling as “cheese popcorn with a white
blaze and rim of bright yellow”. Regional fall meeting ’99 Terry Aitken wowed
the crowd with a slide from Loomis test gardens. Sitting next to Bennet Jones,
I expressed the poor qualities with him. His reply was “with color like that
who cares”. That was nice of him to say that, but he doesn’t put out poor
The stock is too thick for a BB and branching is very
close. It does grow very well for
me with lots of increase.
I take slides with an old Pentax with a macro lens. I then scan the slides and edit with
I live a day’s drive from the best iris gardens in the
country. I love to walk seedling
patches with my old Pentax in hand and promote quality iris from all
hybridizers, and not only my own.