We do tend to have cool springs. Even when it is
warm during the day the nights remain cool into June. Some early blooming
daylilies do not open well here because of it. Sometimes it is even cool for
several nights in a row into July.
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Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 5:32
Subject: [iris-photos] Re:[iris Photo] Ot
--- In iris-photos@y..., "Racheal Nekuda" <lilylvr@k...> wrote:
There is one thing about Thornbird I find interesting. The pics I
see f it
in other gardens vary quite a bit in color. Do you think this
something to do with the amount of lime in the soil or the
PH? My planting
has a lot of pale pale light brown and strong purple
pictures I see of it in Schreiners has a more mustard
gold influence and a
lot less of the purple. Just curious what you
thought. I do not have any
idea what type of soil Schreiners have
where they are at.
> details provided about your soil
good possibility that the variation in colour has to do with
anthocyanin and temperature. The anthocyanin is a delicate wash
Thornbird and variations in the amount changes the
dramatically. Anthocyanin can be affected by temperatures and in
spring areas it would likely produce more anthocyanin and appear
Chuck Chapman, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Zone 4/5 ,
where I get more
purple in Thornbird.
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