Re: Historic AUTUMN ORANGELITE
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- Subject: Re: Historic AUTUMN ORANGELITE
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 19:04:11 -0600 (MDT)
> If anybody grows either AUTUMN ORANGELITE or ZANTHA, please give
> me your input. >>
> I used to grow Zantha, one of the brightest yellows ever. It is clean,
> glowing, and tailored. I've seen Autumn Orangelite, but can't remember what
> it looks like; but you know what Doc Percy's irises are like, Walter. The
> iris G. Percy Brown was about as good as they got. Brown did yeoman's
> breeding work, and provided a gene pool for others but I don't think he ever
> did produce a really "pretty" iris. Is it blasphemous to say this? Probably
> caddish and insensititve at least, but it is the truth. Clarence Mahan in Va
Libby Cross described ZANTHA as well as you did, Clarence. I am
convinced now that Z is what I have. I didn't expect much in an orangey
color from Doc Brown. Bet this bright yellow must have knocked 'em dead
when it was introduced years ago.
Clarence, I think it was Raymond Smith who introduced the iris G.
PERCY BROWN, and as I recall, it was a pale yellow with fairly good form.
Probably, FALL PRIMROSE was Doc Brown's best. It was really a workhorse
when it came to reblooming and was 'clean' to have come from his breeding.
I think the saddest one I grew from Brown was SUMMER GREEN SHADOWS,
really muddied up. I also remember one from somebody else that was as
bad....a SDB named DIRTY FACE.
Thanks for the help. I intend to keep ZANTHA!
Enid Lake, MS 7/8