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[PHOTO] Not Batik!

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] Not Batik!
  • From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" clc@cherylleigh.com
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 12:25:47 -0400

This iris came to me in August 2001 from one of the most well-known
commercial iris growers, clearly labeled as Batik. It looks like Rare
Edition to me!

Oddly enough, Rare Edition was one of the original 19 rhizomes that I
started with, sent by a friend in Texas in 1996. It didn't bloom the first
two years, and after that I lost a whole lot of irises to grubs and moved
the remainder into barrels. I'm still getting surprises- like yesterday's
Spanish Leather <G> from that group but I am positive this rhizome did not
get mixed up with them.

I was going to contact the grower (can I say who it is?<G>) and whine; maybe
they'd apologize and send me a free Batik rhizome! But this is a pretty
iris, and I've now seen a couple of things I think I'd like to try in place
of Batik anyway- taller broken colors, like Out of Control or the Gnu

Cheryl Leigh

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