When I did my evening walkabout a little while ago,
I checked on a few MDB's that I noticed earlier had a 2nd bud, although not
consistently throughout the entire clump. I don't recall noticing this
before, but I really wasn't paying that close attention, unless trying to id an
MDB. I have at least 2 clumps of each of these, all around the garden and
both clumps have extra buds on some stalks.
We had an early 3 wks of spring in April, followed
by 3 wks of cold rainy weather, now back to very hot for the last
On many MDB's, the spent bloom was still in place,
with the new bud about to open, so I'm certain these had an extra
Velvet Toy, Sparky, Sun Dabs, Bugsy (had 2 extra
buds), Humbug, Dunlin, Royal Bee, Gizmo, Blue Wind, Spot of Tea, Bantam, Bitsy,
Doodle, Tickle Me, Forever Violet, Glenwillow and Learn.
I'm surprised none of the MDB's had extra falls
this year, although a few SDB's did have 4.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: SDB (MDB?)
> Morning John and all.
> I was going to mention
that several of my MDB's have a 2nd bud on some
> stalks. I'll try
to note which ones.
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
> AIS Region 16
> ----- Original Message -----
From: "johnhb67114" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:27 AM
[iris-photos] Re: HYB: SDB (MDB?) seedling AP22
Hello Anja. Below is the classification info from the
>> American Iris
Society site. One bud per stem is typical
>> for MDB
>> John B
>> 1. Miniature Dwarf
Bearded (MDB) -- the tiniest of bearded irises, with
>> height of up
to 20 cm (8 inches). They are also the earliest to bloom.
>> They are
most effective in rock gardens or planted in drifts where they
a "carpet of color."
>> 2. Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB) --
some of the most useful garden plants,
>> ranging in height from 20 cm
(8 inches) to 41 cm (16 inches). They begin
>> their bloom as the MDBs
are ending, still quite early in the iris season.
>> They are best
displayed in clumps where they give the effect of a
>> "cushion" of
individual blooms. The colors are nearly unlimited since the
show all the different "spot patterns" of the miniatures, as well as
>> the plicatas and pinks seen in the TBs.
In email@example.com, "Anja
>>> This is another favorite seedling of mine
(parentage unknown). But I am
>>> not sure if it is a SDB or a MDB.
The flower is very very small.
>>> Unfortunately it has only one
bud per stem.
>>> Anja Germany zone
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