Just to be a bit of a rebel here.
'Lady Emma' resides with the old IB's in my beds, where it fits in
Regardless of registration, I consider 'Lady Emma' to be an IB, but my
definition does not restrict itself to only measurements of stalk and flower,
and I am more concerned with the plants than what the lists say. I don't
remember the chromosome count of 'Lady Emma', but I believe it is of the 44 (or
close) type of ancestry and it's behavior (early flowering, reblooming) and
morphology are not like the older diploid MTB's. It flowers a full month
to even six weeks before the diploid MTB's here. The newer tetraploid
MTB's (different ancestry) may have a similar calendar to 'Lady Emma' (but still
not quite as early), but they are quite different too.
I know that 'Lady Emma' appears in most lists (including the
AIS check list?) as an MTB, and so will continue to appear in sales
lists and shows as an MTB.
I don't have my AIS checklists, the chromosome count, nor the parentage of
'Lady Emma' handy; so, these comments have the uncertainty of being from memory
Please correct me if any of this is wrong.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 8:07
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] RE: OT: ID a
Tree & rebloom news
On Oct 6, 2005, at 10:30 PM, email@example.com
The only rebloom I have had
is LADY EMMA , a yellow IB with 4 stalks blooming. I want more!!!!! I
will keep an eye out for ROSILIE FIGGE. She bloomed this Spring for the
first time. I also want bloom on DAUGHTER OF STARS , BABY BLESSED (IB)
Just to help you keep your
records straight, Annette, LADY EMMA is an MTB, and BABY BLESSED is an
I sure wish I could enjoy rebloom up here, but it's rare, indeed,
that any iris can manage such a feat here in zone
zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern Minnesota
normal annual precipitation
slightly acid, potassium deficient, clay