Just commenting on Lunar Whitewash in general.
After trying it for a
third time and was successful using antibacterial dishsoap at planting to kill
soil pathogens it finally grew and bloomed. I like the actual flower the first
day but after that the bugs really seemed to find it tasty and chewed them up
both times it has bloomed. Plus the stalks were snakey or short... and that was
Spring bloom and (that is noramlly something that can happen on Fall rebloom). I
got some seeds off of it germinating now. I'll keep it for breeding but other
than that I would pass on it.
--- In mailto:iris-photos%40yahoogroups.com,
"J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...> wrote:
> Mary Lou -- Iâ€™m
glad to hear of your seedlings. Iâ€™ve had Lunar Whitewash for several years and
admire it, but it usually reblooms too late to beat the freeze. This past year
was one of my best rebloom years, but LW showed up too late again and was
zapped. -- Griff
> From: MryL1@...
> Sent: Wednesday,
February 15, 2012 10:28 PM
> To: iris-photos
[iris-photos] HYB: Lunar Whitewash
> I've never
seen LW growing anywhere but here.
> In my garden, it reblooms
early enough to get the job done,
> but doesn't seem to have the vigor to
develop branches with
> buds. Since it's the product of a sibling cross,
> suspected some diminished vigor was a result.
> Terrific quality bloom, especially for a not-blue Z5 RE.
> After 10 years at it, I have several pod candidates with all
> vigor anyone could want. There are currently about 70
> in here with me out of LW by Coral Chalice and English
> waiting for spring. Tilting at the not-blue amoena
> They are doing fine so far. Vigor can come from
> Generally, though, I get more vigor if mom is the tough
> Mitochondrial DNA is my guess.
> Mary Lou, near