Re: HYB:Maiden Bloom (was Name that iris)
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB:Maiden Bloom (was Name that iris)
- From: Linda Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 10:45:35 -0500
Thank you for all that great information. Makes me want to tear up a
little for the maiden blooms though. I will be cretain to take pics
so I at least have the breath taking memory on file! LOL
This will be my first year for bloom on my seedlings...so I am holding
my breath for spring. I will be a little more reserved in my
excitement come spring! Thanks again and have a great day! Linda
On 2/5/06, Autmirislvr@aol.com <Autmirislvr@aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 2/5/2006 7:02:21 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << I would love to see that thick purple beard on a bold yellow iris, >>
> Linda, now that I can see it . . . that is a beautiful beard! <vbg>
> Seriously, I missed the point of the picture originally.
> And I do understand the lure of the purple beard on yellow! I embarrassed
> myself over such an iris on maiden bloom. It bloomed 12 inches tall,
> beautiful yellow laced bloom with a lovely mid lavender beard and
> substance. So,
> it's a given it will be taller next year? It's a TB!
> In my enthusiasm, I send a rhizome to Lloyd Zurbrigg. We were on a robin
> together and he was working on the blue/purple bearded yellows!
> Important lesson learned. Try not to get too excited over maiden bloom!
> What you see is not necessarily what you get! I kept that beautiful iris
> several years as a reminder. It NEVER grew over 12 inches tall! And the
> purple beards became yellow beards. What happened to the purple ? It
> down and became a purple flash at the end of the beard, but on the petal.
> (Spiced Orange X Laced Cotton)
> Still, it was a beautiful bloom. If that were to happen now, I might work
> to pass on the purple flash. But at the time I was too shocked! I can
> remember the seedling #!
> And then there was the cream or palest yellow iris that bloomed with red
> veins! My memory said they were in the falls, but my notes say they were
> in the
> standards! I remember it as mesmerizing. I'd find myself out in the garden
> just looking at it. It was up on the hill and I think I wore a path in the
> lawn! Of course, the veins were gone in the 2nd year bloom. And the veins
> were real red, not pseudo red. (Blazing Sunrise x Precious Moments)
> But what a treat!!
> Occasionally, an iris will go from ugly to gorgeous, too.
> If you don't cross them, you can't plant them!
> Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6 ---
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