Hi there Jim and all,
I really like the "aura" of a luminata iris. I don't have
Daughter Of Stars, yet, but I do have several other luminata iris in my
garden . . . many of them from Keith Keppel's line. I don't know right off
hand if Mind Reader (one of DOS's parents) is one of Keppel's
Here's my understanding of what makes a luminata different
from a plicata. In a luminata, the ground color of the fall has
pigmentation, while the veins are without, making them white and visually
standing out on the fall. Also, there is usually a whitish "V"
mark around the beards. I like to think of the white veins as "luminating"
out -- away from the beards.
Sometimes, I really believe it is up to the hybridizer
whether to determine if his/her iris they register is actually a luminata or
not. I experienced that last year with an amoena, and someone questioning
if it was just a bi-tone. (The hybridizer had registered it as an amoena,
so an amoena it must be! :-) (smile!)
Anyone may correct me if I am off on the topic of
luminatas a little. I'm still learning, myself!
President -- Mio Iriarians
Zone 4 (and a half. . . )
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 4:56
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] DAUGHTER OF
How can I tell that is a luminata? I don't see
it. I have the iris, but haven't bloomed it yet in two years.
Jim In Knoxville
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