I'd say that was well worth the space! Beautiful!
<<I had room in the seedling frame to do so, and I was particularly interested in the cross.>>
From: J. Griffin Crump <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 9:28 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: 05I1, a holdover [3 Attachments]
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Should one hold onto pots of ungerminated seeds? Here is 05I1, one of 55 seeds planted in 2000. None germinated. I held onto the pot, letting it sit out in the weather, because I had room in the seedling frame to do so, and I was particularly interested in the cross. In 2005, a single sprout germinated. I planted it out. It didn't bloom until 2007. When it did, it was a wine red amoena of border bearded height and flower size to match. I felt it was overshadowed where it was planted, so moved it to full sun and plenty of elbow room. It didn't bloom in 2008. Yesterday, two stalks bloomed -- one at 39 1/2 inches, the other at 35 1/2 -- they're situated about 12 feet apart. Only 6 buds, but I ain't complainin'. The cross: Brazilian Holiday X 98G1:(Lady Friend x Chinese Treasure). -- Griff
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia