I love your photo postings and just had to comment on this latest 4-4-4
combo! I have always enjoyed
seeing 4 of everything on the iris flower – even if a “novelty”! Do you think this introduction would
grow in NE (AIS Region 5)? If
introducing this year – how much is one rhizome going to cost? My ten year-old daughter, Sarah
and I would love to have one! Do
you need a “test garden” in NE?
We will be enjoying the “Prairie Gold-50 Years of Medians” this next
week in Lincoln, NE and Sarah has high hopes of bidding and winning some of the
new intros at the auction. Keep up
the GREAT work!
George H. Green, Jr. & Sarah ( AIS 2007 Clarke Cosgrove Youth
Achievement First Runner-Up)
Lincoln Iris Society, NE
Of Margie Valenzuela
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: Grand
Canyon Gold - 4-4-4 Factor (2 photos)
CANYON GOLD is the first Tall Bearded iris Introduced with the 4-4-4
factor. (that I am aware of). I am introducing it for the first time this year
through Nola's Iris Garden. It too is genetic, not weather related. Year
after year it has displayed these qualities for me. It occurs in the
terminal bud about 75 - 80 and/or 90% of the time. It makes for a very
well rounded and somewhat larger flower - taking irises to a new level.
photo is taken from above - - showing part of a 2 years growth of GCG
....................notice all the 4-4-4 irises.
a close-up of GRAND CANYON GOLD.
Grand Canyon Gold - A Novelty Iris - Terminal bud has the 4-4-4 factor and is perfectly
balanced. The top bud only will bloom with the 4-4-4 factor and
is consistent on 75-80% of all stalks. M,L. 35" tall.
9-11 buds. Nicely ruffled and a vigorous grower! Nice branching &
unusual coloring too. Note: the warmer the temps get - - the deeper
the lavender wash becomes on it's falls as it opens! The cooler the
temps are - the falls will likely resemble the standards in
it's coloring. Seedling # SHFOF 02-1. (Sapphire Hills x Pencil
Sketch) x Flights of Fancy.
Oro Valley, AZ.