I want to thank Loic, and everyone else, who responded to my ugly duckling.
I've learned so much from this cross. (Lemon Reflection x All Revved Up)
This is one of the second year germinants that bloomed in the summer of 2006. We discussed them a bit at the time.
My inner rebloom enthusiast does like it and I recognize it's worth as a parent. Much of it's preceived roughness can be attributed to the self x plicata factor. Cleaning them up may be a problem. Another seedling, crossed with a blue bitone, gave a seedling with veiny falls. (Think Crazy For You,)
Stated in another way, their value may be better used in the yellow/red plicata line. Of course, this was the original goal.
<<don't always need to be bright and garish,>
Unfortunately, that is one of my faults! I love irises with super saturated colors. The hotter the better. I love the amoenas, probably because I get the contrast all in one bloom.
I see pastels as accent colors. It's a good thing people like to send them as bonus material! <smile>
One of my original goals was to widen the color range in rebloom. I get really tired of white, purple & yellow.
Thanks to all!
From: loic tasquier <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 1:57 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Ugly duckling
The colours are nicely subtle, don't always need to be bright and garish, some people might find this one very pleasing.
And the touching falls are so good : you are proving rebloomers have reached a level that can compare to non rebloomers !
Don't let the shrinking days get your spirit down, this is a lovely rebloomer Betty!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 9:24 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Ugly duckling
This is 1812-2G-03re . . . Lemon Reflection X All Revved Up. Three stalks blooming today and it looks like all mature fans have stalks. Anyone like these colors?
I just can't warm up to this. Maybe the next generation?
Bridge In Time Garden
Also have a child of Total Recall with 3 stalks.