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Re: HYB:Large flowered TBs

SUPREME SULTAN was absolutely surprising at my garden after hard spring
frosts during early May. Gigantic flower, 2 inches more any other iris, was
on short 20' stem, blooming in late June.

Juri Pirogov
Moscow, Russia

>      I think cold weather (or the lack of it here) helps determine
> size and height of the blooms.  We have not had any real winter here
> in the last three years, and things in the TB department have been on
> the short, smallish size.
>      Dallas hasn't had any winters either, and I think that and
> drought were the causes of the rather short stalks and generally
> smaller flowers we saw there at the recent convention.  Of course,
> TIM CLARK was the exception.  The pictures in the October AIS
> Bulletin bears this out, particularly with the short stalks.  But,
> that can be an advantage, too, with Texas winds sometimes laying
> everything low.  It seemed just about everything in the Clark garden
> was very short.
>      I am always amazed at the pictures of irises my cousin sends me
> from St. Louis.  Everything is taller and larger than here, and I
> attribute it to the weather, particularly the colder winters.
>      Walter Moores
>      Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8

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