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
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> 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
Iris Society site. One bud per stem is typical
>> for MDB
>> John B
>> 1. Miniature
Dwarf Bearded (MDB) -- the tiniest of bearded irises, with
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
>> make 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
>> They are best displayed in clumps where they give the
effect of a
>> "cushion" of individual blooms. The colors are nearly
unlimited since the
>> SDBs show all the different "spot patterns"
of the miniatures, as well as
>> the plicatas and pinks seen in the
>> --- In email@example.com, "Anja Pansin/Wolfgang Zirkel"
>>> 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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