I love your postings of your seedlings to the chat line! I see nothing wrong with the clear rim,
but of course am NOT an accredited AIS Judge either. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and not everyone
appreciates a beautiful flower if they have the idea that something is a
defect. I think the seedling is
lovely! Years ago, flounces,
spoons, hooks, and rebloom was viewed as a flaw also, and look how far we’ve
come since then to now accept these Space Agers! Keep up the GREAT work, and like my mother always told me, “Don’t
believe everything that you hear!”
Have a wonderfully Thanksgiving Holiday!
George H. & Sarah M. Green
Lincoln Iris Society, NE
AIS Region 21, Zone 5
Of FRANCELLE EDWARDS
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: HYB:
clear rim on falls
This seedling of mine has a noticeable
clear rim on its falls. In sunlight it glitters like tiny drops of
dew. I thought that it was pretty and gave distinction to the iris.
However, noted hybridizer said that he considered that type of rim a defect and
destroys seedlings that have it. I would like other opinions about this.
Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9