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Re: fly or die

WOW, for a yellow iris - THAT is a nice one.  George is right, yellow is overdone, however this one is truly exceptional in my opinion.
The color in this photo is vibrant and attractive, the white pattern I believe is unique and looks clean, creating harmony and drawing the eye to the center of the bloom. The matching color of the beard is great, for I feel a contrasting color would keep the eyes focused on just the beard, and detract from the rest of the bloom.  I am curious about how well the flower retains its color.
Having clean hafts again is a great, for no markings are needed with the white splash drawing you into the flower.  The flower has a good balance and appears proportionate in every way. Even the beard is of good size, for it is not too fat and not too long.  I have always been a fan of domed standards that touch or slightly overlap but do not hide the inside of the flower. Here, even though the standards here appear slightly opened, I feel their ruffling compensates for it and produces a nice form.  The midribs look strong, and the contour of each standard is nearly identical.  This flower has just enough ruffling to make it pretty.  
I would have no trouble at all recognizing this particular iris in a garden of yellows.  Please Mike, do not kill this wonderful flower.  If you and George don't want to develop it, you can give it to me.  
Patrick Orr
Zone 9  Region 15
Member: AIS, TBIS, SDIS (local) 
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 3:18 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] fly or die

Since you all are experienced irisarians, if you don't mind I could use your input.  Many times we have seedlings that are either iffy or our opinions are jaded by a dislike of a certain color or something.  So I figured I would send out some pictures to you all and see what your opinions are.  (scary, huh?)  Here is a nice rebloomer, with good form but it's yellow.  I don't like yellow that much and George thinks yellow is overdone.  However this one looks great and has great branching with 11 buds.  What do you think, fly or die?

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