This is GUATEMALA................A 2005 Tom Johnson
It is listed as an early bloomer, but it blooms
mid-season for me. It could be that it just seems to be a midseason
bloomer to me, because I'm working with quite a few V VE, VE to E varieties
in my crosses. Our weather is usually warm enough to have irises bloom in late
February, or early March, but there are just not many of those V VE irises
that exist. Part of my hybridizing efforts is to create more of these irises so
those of us in the warm southern states can experience a longer bloom season.
The biggest drawback for introducing irises that bloom this early in the
season is that many of them are usually long past 'their bloom
season' by the time the Iris Treks or AIS Conventions are in full swing. So
<alas> they are rarely seen by the public.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.