You are right, Linda.It blooms very late, early May here with the temperatures already above
100 degrees. I cut the stalk, a
nice one for a rebloomer, and the flowers that are opening in the house instead
of the blazing sun are a much prettier shell pink.It’s a good, problem free grower
here, and those are hard to find.I’m
going to try to cross it with some of my temperamental beauties.It would sure be nice to get the best of
their qualities and not the worst. At least I’ll try.
Francelle EdwardsGlendale, AZZone 9
-----Original Message----- From: Linda Mann
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent:Tuesday, June 22, 2004 To: iris photos Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB:
Francelle, if you have a good performer for your
growing conditions, but don't like it well enough to keep, send it off for
trial in other climates before pitching it. It might have
more presence in cooler wetter climates, if it would live there. And
might be valuable for breeding.
ANNA BELLE B was been marginal here, but it did
live for many years and bloomed now and then, which is more than I can say
for many cultivars. It was a lovely color. I don't know about
APPLE BLOSSOM DAYS.