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Re: Dusky Challenger

  • Subject: Re: Dusky Challenger
  • From: "ehenon" <ehenon@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:47:54 -0000

Dusky Challenger has done well in Eastern Connecticut (Zone 6).  It 
has done well with an Eastern exposure and with a Southern exposure.  
It seems much less fragile than other varieties I have tried.  I 
would say DC wants to bloom regardless of conditions.  I would 
recommend DC for beginners.

I am very excited about the book "The World of Irises" that Santa 
brought for Christmas.  Unfortunately, the genetics chapter went over 
my head.  The lesson regarding the characteristics of diploids and 
tetraploids is beyond my grasp.  I understand that Snow Flurry was a 
breakthrough but I am not sure I understand what happened in the 
hybridization process that resulted in Snow Flurry.  Can someone 
explain in easy-to-understand terms?

Thank you,


--- In iris-talk@y..., "Judy Eckhoff" <judye@o...> wrote:
> DUSKY CHALLENGER does very well here in South-Central Kansas. It 
was my
> first (and only) Queen of Show. It had been growing in a sunny, 
> area, but has been moved to a very hot, sunny location. Now we'll 
see how it
> does there.
> Judy E.
> Haven, Ks. USA
> zone 6

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