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RE: TB or Med: question regaurding green colored iris

  • Subject: RE: TB or Med: question regaurding green colored iris
  • From: Karen Breker <kabreker@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 08:26:25 -0500

Thank you for the suggestions, and for posting them on Iris-photo.  I greatly
appreciate your assistance.
Karen Breker

> To: iris@hort.net
> Subject: [iris] TB or Med: question regaurding green colored iris
> Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 19:12:54 -0400
> From: irischapman@aim.com
>
> With TB the "green" iris are mostly a greenish yellow. My own Frontier
> Lady (won most original colour in Florence 2005) has lime green veins
> on the falls, thus not a solid green, but proably the closest to true
> green on a TB.
>
> On the Medians, a different story. There are a number of near green
> cultivars. The historic 'Green Spot' had a near green spot. There are
> a number of cultivars that are near green but no emerald or grass
> green. Snow Tree an SDB has green eyelash lines. Olive Garden is
> basically an olive green My own Limesicle is a pale lime green, solid
> coloured. "Wee Granny Smith" is basically the green colour of, a Granny
> Smith apple.
> If interested I could post photos on iris-photo.
>
> Chuck Chapman
>
> * Subject: TB or Med: question regaurding green colored iris
> * From: Karen Breker <kabreker@hotmail.com>
> * Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:27:12 -0500
>
> I would like to pick the brains of the multiple iris experts in this
> group, in
> hopes that one or two of you can help me. I am sorry as I know you are
> busy
> this time of year.
> I recently was telling a friend that iris come in such a wide variety of
> colors that I was sure I could help her find what she was looking
> for....
> unfortunately she wanted a green iris. I hope that I am wrong, but I
> have
> never seen a true green, I am afraid I only saw one green iris in
> person and
> it was yellow with a faint green cast, and the pictures I have found
> have been
> similar. I understand that you probably will not be able to give me
> the name
> of a lime or emerald colored iris; however, I am hoping to be pointed
> in the
> direction of your opinions of the best greenish iris. If anyone has a
> suggestion for me to look up, I would be ever so grateful. I live in
> zone 3
> Minnesota (which might affect the answers given).
> Thank you for any advice,
> Karen Breker
> Zone 3 Hill City, MN
>
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