Years ago I went on a WIDE HIPS kick and put it on
all the blues in the garden. Now I've been using 97-88a with some good results.
It has the most substance of any iris i've seen. It holds up to the hot sun for
3 or 4 days and then melts to a wide blob. Thought I was going to skin a
fat hog when I guested in S Cal. a fews years ago but it puked. First photo is
in G Richardsons' garden, second one mine.