Thanks so much for the quick reply with the
link. Clearly the white one in the clump isn’t Expressions. I
am going to say the purple is Expressions in spite of the color differences in
my monitor and the actual bloom. I keep hoping this 13 year old monitor
will bite the dust, but no luck. I can set something with known RBG
values and it still not look right when compared to the actual item.
When it get back from a 2 day trip, I will
get photos of the white specimen and play the iris version of, “Who
am I?” Maybe someone can give me a lead on that identity.
After further discussion, we believe the
problem came from a show and sale we got some iris from. Its one thing to
misname the cultivar right for the average person wanting a certain color for their
landscaping. It is entirely different when a hybridizer is looking for it
to have a specific cultivar for showing or crossing.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Pearl Doyle
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:38
Subject: Re: [iris-photos]
Expressions photo needed - tonight if possible
Dad discovered a mixed clump this afternoon which has a nice purple
and an impressive white. I do the cataloging while dad does the
planting. With our labeling system, row and position system and writing
on every rhizome when dividing clumps this isn’t supposed to
happen. This is the second clump to experience “migration”
which I believe happened when he was dividing and thinning last fall before
back surgery. Unfortunately, I was out of town when he worked the garden
so our double check system wasn’t done.